Volunteer

Rebuilding Together Caroline County

410-479-2929

P.O. Box 534, Denton, MD 21629

A 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization, our goal is to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, from the elderly and disabled to families with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence. In partnership with communities, our goal is to make a sustainable impact.

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Provides free home repair services to low-income, elderly, disabled, veterans and families with children who own their homes and are facing necessary but unaffordable house repairs. If the applicant does not qualify for the free Rebuilding Together service, they will be referred to other agencies for assistance. There is also a self-sustaining salvage operation where useable building materials, household goods, and working appliances are accepted as donations and re-sold at a low cost. The River Landing Salvage Depot (at the corner of River Landing Road and Bridge Street in West Denton) is open from 9 AM-12 Noon the 1st 3rd Saturdays of every month. for the collection and resale at very affordable prices – of donated, reusable building materials, fixtures and appliances. The environmentally-friendly Salvage Depot keeps reusable materials out of the landfill and provides some funds for the home repair/renovation work that our affiliate has been doing in Caroline County for the past nine years. Our new location right on the Choptank River highlights our mission to go green, save Caroline County homes and our vital riverway. Volunteers can do building work, haul materials or clean-up. Volunteers can also help sell useable building materials and working appliances or help accept donations. Volunteers are needed to guide applicants through the application process.

Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity

410-479-9200

PO Box 392, Denton, MD 21629

Motto: “Simple, decent, affordable housing for all of God’s people in need.”

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Provide safe, affordable, and energy efficient homes for low-income families in Caroline County. Partner families work alongside volunteers and local contractors under Habitat construction supervision. Low-cost mortgages are provided in order to promote long term homeownership. Also, Habitat participates in the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI)- which may include rehabilitation of vacant and foreclosed properties, house repairs and weatherization. Applications are being accepted for low-income homeowners. Habitat partners with other community organizations to provide services that enhance the overall quality of life in struggling neighborhoods.

Areas Served

Caroline & Queen Anne’s County

Gables at Caroline

888-857-0838

701 South 5th Street, Denton, MD 21629

To provide quality assisted living care in a home-like atmosphere that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of our residents.

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Gables At Caroline provides a number of living solutions. Our senior residents can find the right fit for them. Located in Denton, Our community is accessible to all the local shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities available in Denton. Hospitals, physicians, and rehabilitation centers can all be reached in a short drive.Our community fosters an environment that embraces our residents and their families with an atmosphere of belonging. We value the caregivers involvement in the lives of our residents. Our staff is available to families for support and answer any questions they may have. We provide a friendly home with a variety of options for suites so every resident can express themselves and make it home.There are numerous styles of private and semi-private senior living residences available here. Residences have living room, bathrooms, and activities areas. Members of our staff are extensively trained to care for senior residents and everything they need. We continually strive to assist our residents for the highest quality of life we can provide for them.

Talbot Interfaith Shelter

410-310-2316

107 Goldsborough St.,, Easton, MD 21601

Talbot Interfaith Shelter is dedicated to ending homelessness on Maryland’s Mid-Shore by providing Shelter, Stability, Support and a path to Success for families and individuals in need.

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The Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is an organization serving homeless individuals and families from Talbot County and surrounding areas. It is operated by staff and volunteers from local faith-based communities and other concerned citizens. Potential guests must agree to a background check and an interview with our Operations Manager for admission to the program. TIS provides transitional housing for families as well as overnight shelter for individuals. Help Hotline 410-253-5414.

Areas Served

Mid-Shore

Caroline County Bird Club

c/o Danny Poet, P. O. Box 223, Queenstown, MD 21358

Caroline County Chapter of a non-profit statewide organization, the Maryland Ornithological Society (www.mdbirds.org), comprised of people who are interested in birds and nature.

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Promotes the study and enjoyment of birds, knowledge about our natural resources and fosters its appreciation and conservation. Maintains a system of sanctuaries to encourage the conservation of birds and their habitats. Helps to record and publish observations of bird life. Volunteers accepted to help clean Pelot Sanctuary, go into schools and teach children about nature, and to lead bird walks. If you find an injured bird, or to find a bird rehabilitator in your area, please go to the following websites: https://tristatebird.org/ orhttp://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/rehabilitators.aspx. For our Facebook page please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Caroline-County-Bird-Club-138388266259687/?ref=hl

Fees

Yearly dues for members. All activities are free and open to the public.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

All

Brianna’s Blankets

410-562-0283

To honor the memory of Brianna Freeman, an infant who died in a car accident on Route 404 in Denton in July of 2000.

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A volunteer group that works independently to sew, crochet, knit, and quilt blankets size infant to teenager for donation to Maryland’s Ronald McDonald House. There are no specific requirement as to size, color, material, etc. These blankets are for the smallest preemie to a toddler to a pre-teen to an older teen. Each blanket has a customized label ‘Made with Tender Loving Care by Brianna’s Blankets’ sewn into it. The blankets provide comfort to seriously ill children receiving treatment in hospitals.

Red Cross of Delmarva

(410) 202-3043

302-656-8797

100 West 10th Street, Suite 501, Wilmington, MD 19801-6604

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Out network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, lifesaving blood, health and safety services and international services.

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Disaster Relief & Recovery Services: Find an Open Shelter, Contact & Locate Loved OnesPreparedness Education: How to Prepare for Emergencies, Workplaces & Organizations, Resources for Schools, Types of Emergencies, Mobile AppsMilitary Families: Emergency Communication, Financial Assistance, Deployment,Information & Referral, Services for VeteransBlood Drives: find a location, set up a driveVolunteer: Opportunities Redcross,org; Cal 1-800-RedCross (733.2767)

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fril 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Areas Served

Entire Delmarva Peninsula

Adkins Arboretum

410-634-2847 ext 0

410-634-2878

Adkins Arboretum, a 400-acre native garden and preserve, promotes the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay region’s landscapes. As a model for land management and ecological restoration, the Arboretum fosters community engagement and inspires the adoption of land stewardship practices for a healthier and more beautiful world.

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This 400-acre preserve is located on the Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of the region’s most significant wetlands. Offers five miles of walks, education programs, art exhibits, lectures, special events, wedding rentals, workshops, garden tours, and native plant sales. Public amenities include a visitor’s center with gift shop, library, and meeting room. Many volunteer opportunities available. Nature preschool gives free tuition to families living in Caroline County through a community grant.Guided Nature Walks 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00am. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve through December 31.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Fees

$5 for adults, $2 for students ages 6 – 18, and free to children ages 5 and under.

Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc.

410-479-1009

410-479-5100

P.O. Box 292, Denton, MD 21629

The Caroline County Council of Arts is committed to enhancing the cultural, educational, and economic growth of the diverse people and communities of our County through community arts development.

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Presents a variety of programs throughout the year, see www.carolinearts.org for a complete listing and friend on facebook/carolinearts/ for updates. Administers The Foundry community arts gallery, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (see FiberArtsCenter.com), and maintains a local artist registry. Volunteers accepted.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Saturday Noon-5 pm or by appointment

Fees

One does not have to be a member to participate in events sponsored by the Council of Arts. Membership levels are: $25 Friend, $50 Family, $100 Supporter, $250 Patron, $500 Advocate, $1000 Benefactor, $2500 Sustaining

Areas Served

Caroline County primarily, but also the Mid-Shore.

Ages Served

All

Caroline County Public Library, Greensboro Branch

410-482-2173

101 Cedar Lane, Greensboro, MD 21639

Offers free public computers with internet access, free wifi, color printing for $.25 a page, black and white copying for $.25 a page, free scanning, free access to databases, books by mail, a family information center, faxing for $1 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD’s, magazines, newspapers, and CD’s. The meeting room adjacent to the Greensboro Branch is managed by Maryland Rural Development Center. It is available at no cost for free meetings that are open to the public with a capacity of 45-50 people. Call (410) 482-2585×210 for more information.

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Hours of Operation

Curbside Pickup Mon & Wed, 2pm-6pm. Phone assistance available at (410) 479-1343×106, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm.