Southern Maryland Volunteers

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers to perform patient care, drive an ambulance or join the auxiliary. No experience needed; training provided. Olivia Lenahan at 301-373-3131 or http://www.hvrs.org.

Charles County Project Linus needs volunteers to provide homemade blankets for children who are sick, injured or abused or who have suffered trauma. Blankets can be crocheted, knitted, quilted or made of fleece or flannel. Must come from a smoke-free home. Mary at 301-743-2114 or charlescounty.md@projectlinus.org.

Charles County Sheriff's Office needs people to join the auxiliary volunteer unit to assist the office with law enforcement and community outreach activities. Volunteers must be 21, have a valid driver's license and a good driving record, be in good physical condition, have a telephone and submit to a comprehensive background investigation, criminal history review and random drug and alcohol testing. 301-609-6417.

Calvert County 4-H Computer Club needs volunteers to teach computer skills to children. Elaine Bailey at 410-535-3662, 301-855-1150 or elbailey@umd.edu.

Sotterley Plantation needs volunteers to help prepare for a garden fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 and 26. Tasks include making advance contacts via phone or e-mail and aiding subcommittees with advertising, vendors, speakers, demonstrations, children's activities and entertainment. Karen Tippett at 301-373-2280 or events@sotterley.org.

-- The plantation is seeking interpreters to lead guided tours through the mansion and 1830's slave cabins. Debbie Reetz at 301-373-2280 or volunteer@sotterly.org.

-- Sotterley Garden Guild, which maintains the historic gardens, needs volunteers. No experience needed. Meetings 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Saturdays. 410-326-3596 or 301-475-3596.

-- Historic Sotterley Plantation needs volunteers to work in the gift shop, assist guests, garden, help with special occasions and share the history of Sotterley with the public. 301-373-2280 or http://www.volunteer@sotterley.org.

St. Mary's County Health Department needs volunteers for two or three hours a week to scan records. Training provided. Volunteers are needed to take residents to doctors' appointments. A valid driver's license and good driving record required. Cindy Spalding at 301-475-4328.

Calvert County Board of Commissioners is seeking residents for committees. Applications can be picked up at the commissioners' office at 175 Main St., Room 205, Prince Frederick; any public library; by calling 410-535-1600, Ext. 2214; or at http://www.co.cal.md.us/references/getinvolved.

American Red Cross needs volunteers to answer phones and perform light typing and basic computer tasks in the Southern Maryland offices. 888-276-2767.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland needs temporary homes for golden retrievers. All expenses paid. Volunteers are needed to make home visits, coordinate adoptions and help with fundraising. 301-994-0132 or http://www.goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org.

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