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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Birthright of Prince Frederick needs volunteers to work with pregnant women at its center on Steeple Chase Drive, Prince Frederick. Bari-tennette McKinley, 410-257-1402.

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

Port Tobacco River Conservancy needs help with restoration projects. 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, 301-863-9535.

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, 301-609-9887, Ext. 134, or

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

St. Mary’s Hospital needs high school-age and adults volunteers. or or 301-475-6453.

Calvert Memorial Hospital needs help in many areas, including the patient information desk, gift shop, emergency department, urgent-care centers and patient shuttle. Susan Stevens, 410-414-4523.

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center help throughout the week, including evenings, in many areas of the hospital and at off-site facilities in Waldorf and La Plata. Training is provided. 301-609-4129.

Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers for patient care, as ambulance drivers and for the 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. 301-261-6000 or 888-603-4304.

Calvert Healthcare Solutions needs help with fundraising activities and events. Raymon Noble, 410-414-5628 or

Pets on Wheels, a nonprofit therapy animal organization that visits nursing homes, hospitals and assisted-living facilities, seeks volunteers in Southern Maryland. Go to to see requirements or to apply. Contact Vicki Rummel , executive director, at or 410-913-5569.

St. Mary’s County Emergency Services seeks volunteer first responders. Recruitment drives will be in March. For information, call 301-475-4200, Ext. 2114, or go to

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

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

Project Echo, a shelter for the homeless in Prince Frederick, needs volunteers to staff a shift or help serve meals. Volunteers must commit to four hours a month. Call Lori Hony at 410-257-0003 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or leave a message with 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.

Top Banana Home Delivered Groceries, a nonprofit group that delivers groceries to those unable to get to a store, needs volunteer drivers to deliver to seniors and people with disabilities Wednesdays in Waldorf, La Plata, Indian Head and Hughesville. Call 301-372-3663 or e-mail



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