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

Best Buddies of Southern Maryland seeks volunteers 18 and older to create one-on-one friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 301-374-

Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland needs parent volunteers to support programs and activities, committee members, committee leaders and board members. E-mail Shefa Nola Benoit at

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

Project Echo, a shelter for homeless people in Prince Frederick, needs volunteers to staff a shift or help serve a meal. Volunteers must commit to four hours a month. Call Lori Hony at 410-257-0003 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or leave a message noting the best time to be contacted.

Center for Abused Persons needs on-call volunteers 21 and older to assist and support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Training is provided. Alisa, 301-645-9387 or 301-645-8994.

Spring Dell Center needs volunteers to assist developmentally disabled people during lunch. Debbie at 301-870-3758 or 301-932-1601.

Charles County Cooperative Ministry on Aging needs help with its Meals on Wheels and Telephone Reassurance programs. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the board. Mildred Barnes, 301-392-6325.

Historic Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic 1703 landmark on the Patuxent River, seeks help with special events and in the museum shop. Volunteers are also needed to interpret history, assist the office staff and work with the Garden Guild to maintain and improve the historic gardens. Kim Tune, 301-373-2280 or

Charles County commissioners seek county residents to fill vacancies on boards, committees and commissions. Applications and a detailed list available are at, or contact 301-645-0691 or

Charles County Project Linus needs volunteers to make blankets for sick, injured or traumatized children. Blankets may be crocheted, knitted or quilted and made from fleece, flannel or cotton. Contact Mary at 301-743-2114 or

Historic St. Mary’s City needs volunteers to help with the gardens, maintain and sail a tall ship, greet visitors and host special events. 240-895-4972 or

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum needs volunteers for its Family Discovery Room, museum shop, education programs, the Louis L. Goldstein Gallery and garden restoration. Volunteers also work with archaeologists and conservators at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. Jean Campbell, 410-586-8501.

St. Clement’s Island Potomac River Museum at Coltons Point needs volunteers to assist with student and group tours, weekend visitors, special events and the museum store. 301-769-2222 or

Mattawoman Creek Art Center seeks volunteers. Visit the center at Smallwood State Park 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, or call 301-743-5159.

Calvert County fire/rescue and emergency medical service stations need volunteers. Kim Jones, 410-535-1600, Ext. 2668, or 443-532-5315.

St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners seeks county residents to serve on boards, committees, and commissions. Download an application from or call 301-475-4200, Ext. 1320. Applications must include a résumé and be submitted by Nov. 26.



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