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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Humane Society of Charles County needs volunteers 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,, or

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland needs foster families to take golden retrievers into their homes. All costs will be paid. Dogs must be kept inside. 855-477-3728 or

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

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 needs volunteers to help with patient care, administrative work, cooking at Hospice House, bereavement services and fundraising. Training is required. Katy Crowell, 301-994-3075, or

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center needs volunteers for its gift shop, welcome desk and special events. Crystal Seay, 410-326-4640, or

Charles County Children’s Aid Society needs volunteers to help sort clothes for yard sales and office duties. Call 301-645-1561 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. 12.

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 410-257-1402.

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

Port Tobacco River Conservancy needs volunteers for restoration projects. Call Jerry Forbes, 301-392-9362 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.

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

St. Mary’s Hospital needs high school-age and adult volunteers. Call 301-475-6453 or go to

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, 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



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Mail: Volunteers, Southern Maryland Local Living, The Washington Post,
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