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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation, needs board members. Volunteers help with fundraising, financial management, accounting and public relations. The board meets on first Tuesdays in Prince Frederick. 410-326-9170, or

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 from 10 a.m. to 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 at 301-645-9387 or 301-645-8994.

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

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

Charles County Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors. Call 301-392-6325.

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

Charles County commissioners seek Charles residents to fill vacancies on boards, committees and commissions. Applications and a detailed list are available 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 from fleece, flannel or cotton. Call Mary, 301-743-2114, or e-mail

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 volunteer@stmarycity.o rg.

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 can also work with archaeologists and conservators at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. 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 is seeking volunteers. Visit the center at Smallwood State Park 11 a.m.-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.

Division of Rehabilitation Services seeks volunteers for clerical and telephone duties in the Waldorf office. Call 301-645-8882 or

St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners is seeking residents to serve on boards, committees and commissions. For an application, go to or call 301-475-4200, Ext. 1700.

FLOW Mentoring in St. Mary’s County needs volunteers to mentor children in elementary schools. Call 301-475-0242, Ext. 148, or go to

Calvert Hospice needs volunteers. Call the volunteer coordinator, at 410-535-0892 or go to




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