Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

July 30, 2014

Center for Children, an outpatient mental health clinic for children and adults, needs mentors 21 and older for youths ages 4 to 18 with a parent in prison, on probation or on parole. The center is seeking minority men to be mentors. The program helps young people with emotional support, academics, life skills and character development. The center is also seeking Southern Maryland children of prisoners to participate. Call Sharon Groves, 301-753-4002, Ext. 130. The center’s supervised visitation program also needs volunteers to monitor court-ordered visits between noncustodial parents and their children. A background check is conducted; training is provided. Call Ann Seely, 301-753-4002, Ext. 12.

Calvert County Historical Society needs volunteers to help transcribe and inventory records and to plan events at historic Linden House, 70 Church Cir., Prince Frederick. 410-535-2452 or cchsadmin@calverthistory.org.

St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League needs foster homes, board members and volunteers to help with socializing animals, publicity, fundraisers and adoption events. 301-373-5659.

Birthright of Prince Frederick needs volunteers to work with pregnant women at its center on Steeple Chase Drive, Prince Frederick. Call Bari-tennette McKinley, 410-257-1402.

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park needs volunteers to assist with group tours, weekend visitors, special events, children activities, the gardens and museum store. 301-994-1471 or www.stmarysmd.com.

Port Tobacco River Conservancy needs volunteers for restoration projects. Contact Jerry Forbes, 301-392-9362 or jforptrc@comcast.net.

Three Oaks Center, a shelter for homeless men, needs volunteer monitors 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one shift a month. Training is provided. Ruben Berry, 301-863-9535.

Court-Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are needed in St. Mary’s and Charles counties to help provide a voice for abused or neglected juveniles in court proceedings. CASA volunteers work 10 to 15 hours per month and are screened and trained. Sharon Groves at 301-609-9887, Ext. 134, or groves@centerforchildren.org.

St. Mary’s Hospital needs adult and high-school-age volunteers for various programs. Call 301-475-6453 or go to www.stmaryshospitalmd.org.

Calvert Memorial Hospital needs volunteers to help in many areas, including the patient information desk, gift shop, emergency department, urgent-care centers and patient shuttle. Call Susan Stevens, 410-414-4523.

Civista Medical Center needs volunteers to help throughout the week, including evenings, in many areas of the hospital and at off-site facilities in Waldorf and La Plata. Training is provided. 301-609-4129.

Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers for patient care, ambulance drivers and auxiliary. No experience needed. Training is provided. 301-475-8509 or www.lvrs.org.

Bay Community Support Services needs volunteers. Call Rachel McDermott at 301-863-8870.

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

American Cancer Society offers volunteer training in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. 301-261-6000 or 888-603-4304.

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

Pets on Wheels, a nonprofit therapy-animal organization whose volunteers visit nursing homes, hospitals and assisted--living facilities, is seeking volunteers in the Southern Maryland area. Go to www.petsonwheels.org to review volunteer requirements or to submit an application, or contact donna@petsonwheels.org or 410-935-8000.

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

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

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

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