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- Compiled by Bonnie Smith
Friday, December 24, 2010; 12:26 AM

St. Mary's County Meals on Wheels needs drivers and substitutes to deliver meals to homebound people once a week. 301-475-4200,Ext. 1050.

St. Mary's County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help in the office, library, archives, bookstore, Old Jail Museum and gardens, as well as with lectures, school programs and special events. No experience necessary. Susan Wolfe, 301-475-2467.

Hospice of St. Mary's is looking for volunteers for patient care, office work, meal preparation in the hospice house and special events. Training is required. Katy Crowell, 301-994-3075, or

Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park and Arts Center needs volunteers for special events. Crystal Seay, 410-326-4640, or

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. 129.

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 Armory Road. Bari-tennette McKinley at 410-257-1402.

Charles County Children's Aid Society needs volunteers to perform general office duties. Maria Bryan at 301-645-1561, or

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

Charles County Department of Community Services needs volunteers for the upcoming Christmas Connection Program to prepare and deliver holiday food baskets

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

Sotterley Plantation needs museum shop help and interpreters for the guided tour season. Call 301-373-2280 or

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. Susan Stevens at 410-414-4523.

FLOW Mentoring, in St. Mary's County Public Schools, is looking for volunteers to mentor a child for the 2010-11 school year. 301-475-5511, Ext. 145.

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 provided. 301-609-4129.

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

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

MetroPets Online needs volunteers to promote the adoption of homeless animals and the well-being of companion animals in the Washington area. Call 301-873-0846 or go to .

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

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