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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Melwood Recreation Center in Charles County is seeking volunteers for a variety of programs for children and adults with and without special needs. Volunteers are needed for the center’s camp, travel, special events and horseback riding programs. E-mail, call 301-870-3226, Ext. 2291, or go to

The Division of Rehabilitation Services needs volunteers for clerical and telephone duties at its Waldorf office to support adults with disabilities gain employment. For information and applications, call 301-645-8882 or e-mail

Patuxent Habitat needs volunteers at its ReStore in Lexington Park. Cashiers and customer service volunteers are needed. The ReStore receives new and used furniture, appliances, building materials and supply donations, which are sold to build affordable housing in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 301-737-6273.

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers to perform patient care, drive an ambulance or join the auxiliary. No experience is needed; training is provided. Call Olivia Lenahan, 301-373-3131.

Newtowne Players at Three Notch Theatre need volunteers to help with daily operations and main-stage productions. Linda, 301-997-0853.

Calvert County 4-H needs volunteers to teach robotics and life skills to children. All training and teaching materials are provided. Elaine Bailey at 410-535-3662, 301-855-1150 or

St. Mary’s County Health Department needs volunteers for two or three hours a week to scan records. Training provided. Volunteers are needed to take residents to doctors’ appointments. A driver’s license and good driving record are required. Cindy Spalding, 301-475-4328.

Crisis Intervention Center of Calvert County needs volunteers for the Domestic Violence Assistance Program, Sexual Assault Victim Service and court advocacy. 410-535-5400, Ext. 398.

Greenwell Foundation is seeking volunteers 14 and older for its equestrian program. No experience is necessary. E-mail or go to

Calvert County Board of Commissioners is seeking residents for committees. Applications can be picked up at the commissioners’ office at 175 Main St., Room 205, Prince Frederick; any public library; by calling 410-535-1600, Ext. 2214; or at

Project Healing Waters fly fishing, a nonprofit provider of physical and mental rehabilitation therapy for disabled veterans, needs volunteer office workers in Waldorf. 866-251-7252, Ext. 126.

Health Partners Free Clinic in Waldorf needs volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physicians and receptionists. Malpractice insurance provided. Retired providers welcome. 301-645-3556 or

Southern Maryland Pets-on-Wheels needs volunteers and their pets to visit residents in nursing-care and assisted-living facilities. Volunteers receive orientation and mentoring. 301-392-0155 or

Calvert County senior centers need volunteers to teach arts and crafts. Ideas for classes are welcome. Keri Lipperini at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners is seeking residents to serve on boards, committees and commissions. Applications are available at or by calling 301-475-4200, Ext. 1320.

Girl Scouts of America need volunteers for a variety of positions. 800-834-1702, 301-638-5373 or

Calvert Marine Museum is seeking volunteers to help in every area of the museum. Contact Sherry Reid at 410-326-2042, Ext. 19, or, or go to

Calvert Animal Welfare League needs volunteers 18 and older to help with dogs and cats mornings and evenings at the adoption center. Training is provided. The center is at 1040 Theater Dr., Prince Frederick. 410-535-9300 or

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

Accokeek Foundation is seeking volunteers for events and special projects. Julie Nguyen, 301-283-2113, Ext. 20, or




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