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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maryland needs mentors, board members and event sponsors. 301-290-0501 or www.biglittle.org.

Accokeek Foundation seeks volunteers for events and special projects. Julie Nguyen, 301-283-2113, Ext. 20, or outreach@accokeek.org.

Crisis Intervention Center of Calvert County needs volunteers for the Domestic Violence Assistance Program, Sexual Assault Victim Service and court advocacy. Tara Pavao, 410-535-5400, Ext. 432, or tpavao@dhmh.state.md.us.

Charles County Freedom Landing, a mental health program for adults, needs volunteers to assist with group activities, crafts, gardening, and computer and clerical tasks. 301-932-2737.

Special Olympics of St. Mary’s County needs help with sports training programs. Mary Lu Bucci at 301-373-3469.

Charles County Literacy Council needs people to tutor in reading, writing, spelling, basic math and English as a second language. The council is also seeking students who need help with reading, writing and basic math. 301-934-6488 or www.charlescountyliteracy.org.

Tri-County Animal Shelter needs volunteers 14 and older to help clean kennels, wash bowls and toys, do laundry, sweep, take photos of dogs and cats and spend time with animals at the Hughesville shelter. 800-903-1992 or 301-932-1713.

Humane Society of Charles County needs volunteers daily to clean cages and runs, feed animals from 8 to 11 a.m., and do other jobs. Help is also needed with the PetSmart-Petco adoption programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Leigha Messick, 301-645-8181, www.humanesocietycc.org or lmessick@humanesocietycc.org.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland needs foster families. All costs are paid. Dogs must be kept indoors. 855-477-3728 or www.goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org.

St. Mary’s County Meals on Wheels needs drivers and substitutes to deliver meals to homebound seniors on weekdays. Call Bridget Maddox, 301-475-4200,Ext. 1060.

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

Hospice of St. Mary’s needs volunteers to help with patient care, administrative work, cooking at Hospice House, bereavement and fundraising. Training required. Katy Crowell, 301-994-3075, or mary_crowell@smhwecare.com.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center needs volunteers for the gift shop, welcome desk and special events. Call Crystal Seay, 410-326-4640, or e-mail info@annmariegarden.org.

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

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 410-257-1402.

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 www.stmarysmd.com.

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