Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

July 9

Accokeek Foundation seeks volunteers for its museum garden program April through November. 301-283-2113 or volunteers@accokeek.org.

American Cancer Society offers volunteer training in all three Southern Maryland counties. 301-261-6000 or 888-603-4304.

Calvert Healthcare Solutions needs help with fundraising activities and events. Raymon Noble at 410-414-5628 or rnoble@chesapeake.net.

Pets on Wheels, a nonprofit therapy animal organization that visits nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities and more, seeks volunteers in Southern Maryland. Visit www.petsonwheels.org to review volunteer requirements and to submit an application. Contact donna@petsonwheels.org or 410-935-8000.

St. Mary’s County Emergency Services is seeking those interested in becoming volunteer first responders. For information, call 301-475-4200, Ext. 2114 or emergencyservices@stmarysmd.com.

Alternatives for Youth and Families needs foster parents in Southern Maryland. Sarah at 301-884-0312, Ext. 122.

Best Buddies-Southern Maryland seeks volunteers 18 or older to create one-on-one friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 877-632-8339.

Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland needs volunteers for the following positions: parent volunteers to support the programs and activities; committee members; committee leaders; and board members. Contact info@bgcsm.net

Calvert Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to the homebound. 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation needs new board members. Volunteers will help with fundraising, financial management, accounting and public relations. The board meets on first Tuesdays in Prince Frederick. 410-326-9170, ruthsmiralegh@gmail.com or www.ruthmiraclehome.com.

Project Echo, a shelter for homeless people in Prince Frederick, needs volunteers to staff a shift or help serve a meal. Volunteers must commit to four hours a month. Call Lori Hony at 410-257-0003 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or leave a message noting the best time to be contacted.

Center for Abused Persons needs on-call volunteers 21 and older to assist and support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Training is provided. Alisa at 301-645-9387 or 301-645-8994.

Top Banana Home-Delivered Groceries, a nonprofit that delivers groceries to those unable to get to a store, needs volunteer drivers on Wednesdays to deliver to seniors and people with disabilities in Waldorf, La Plata, Indian Head and Hughesville. Call 301-372-3663 or info@topbananagroceries.org.

Spring Dell Center needs volunteers to assist developmentally disabled people during lunch. Debbie at 301-870-3758 or 301-932-1601.

Charles County Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors. Call 301-392-6325.

Historic Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark dating to 1703 on the Patuxent River, seeks volunteers to help with special events, volunteer in the museum shop, interpret history, assist the office staff, and work with the Garden Guild to maintain and improve the historic gardens. Contact Kim Tune, 301-373-2280 or coordinator@sotterley.org.

Charles County commissioners seek Charles residents to fill vacancies on boards, committees and commissions. Applications and a detailed list available are at www.charlescountymd.gov, or contact 301-645-0691 or desotoc@charlescounty.org.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum needs volunteers for its Family Discovery Room, museum shop, education programs, the Louis L. Goldstein Gallery and garden restoration. Volunteers can also work with archaeologists and conservators at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. Jean Campbell, 410-586-8501.

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