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Southern Maryland Volunteers

Sunday, April 24, 2005; Page SM16

The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, for a week or on a regular basis.

Camp Phoenix is looking for volunteers to help with this year's camp for youths ages 7 to 15 who are grieving a death. Training will be provided. The camp is a program of Calvert Hospice. There will be two sessions: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29, 30 and July 1 and July 13-15 at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. Call 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.

Center for Children Inc. needs assistance with setup, registration, activities and cleanup for its annual golf tournament at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club. Call Chana Smikle at 301-609-9887, Ext. 129. The center is an outpatient mental health clinic for children and adults. Mentors age 21 and older are needed for children ages 4 to 15 who have a parent in prison or on probation or parole. The program helps the children with emotional support, academics, life skills and character development. Call Smikle or Allison Bough at 301-609-9887. The center is also seeking Charles County children of prisoners to become involved in the program. Call Ellen Sarrett at 301-753-4002.

Calvert County Office on Aging is seeking volunteers to help judge its annual art competition. Volunteers with talent in drama and/or music are also needed to lead activities. Call Keri Lipperini at 410-535-4606.

St. Mary's Animal Welfare League needs foster homes, board members and volunteers to help with socializing animals, publicity, fundraisers and adoption events. Contact 301-373-5659, information@smawl.orgor www.smawl.org.

Birthright of Prince Frederick needs volunteers to work with pregnant women at its center on Armory Road. Call Patricia Kelly at 410-535-3593.

Charles County Children's Aid Society needs volunteers to help run yard sales, perform general office duties and work at its annual May auction. Call Maria Bryan at 301-645-1561 or visit childrensaidsociety.tripod.com.

Three Oaks Center, a shelter for homeless men, needs volunteer monitors from 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. Call Ruben Berry at 301-863-9535.

Calvert Memorial Hospital needs volunteers in many areas, including the patient information desk, gift shop, emergency department and patient shuttle. Call 410-535-8373 or 301-855-1012, Ext. 8373.

Community Support Systems Inc., which serves low-income residents of northern Charles and southern Prince George's counties, needs volunteers to assist with food tables at its food pantry on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Help is also needed to set up displays, hand out brochures and answer questions about the agency's mission. Parent aides are needed weekly to help and provide emotional support for a mother with small children. Call 301-372-1491.

Trico Corp. needs volunteers in its Hollywood and Waldorf offices. Trico is an outpatient mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation clinic that provides care regardless of a client's ability to pay. Call Kim Clarke at 301-862-4961 or visit www.tricocorp.org.

American Red Cross, Southern Maryland chapter in La Plata, is seeking blood donors. People can call 800-Give-Life to schedule an appointment to donate blood. The chapter holds a regular blood drive from 2 to 7:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at its office at 9255 W&W Industrial Rd. Call 301-934-2066 or visit www.my-redcross.org.

Civista Medical Center needs volunteers to help with the gift shop, information desk, coffee cart, pharmacy and reception. Call 301-609-4129.

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

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