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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

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.

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

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. Bari-tennette McKinley at 410-257-

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

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

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 a 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

St. Mary’s Hospital needs high-school-age and adult volunteers for hospital programs. Call 301-475-6453 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.

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.

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

Bay Community Support Services needs volunteers. For information, call Rachel McDermott at 301-863-8870.

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



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Mail: Volunteers, Southern Maryland Local Living, The Washington Post, 3 Church Cir., Annapolis, Md. 21401-1902.


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