Volunteer

Caroline County Public Library, Denton Branch

(410) 479-1343

100 Market Street, Denton, MD 21629

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, meeting rooms, faxing for $1.00 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD’s, magazines, and newspapers.Offers a MakerSpace with 3D printers, Virtual Reality, gaming stations, and more. Contact the library for more information.

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Hours of Operation

Curbside pickup Mon-Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Phone assistance available Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm.

Caroline County Humane Society

410-820-1600

410-820-1110

407 West Bell Street, Ridgely, MD 21660

To improve the lives of the animals and citizens of Caroline County by promoting the welfare and preventing the abuse of animals, swiftly investigating acts of cruelty, educating citizens on proper care of animals, and operating a progressive, community friendly shelter that provides a safe haven for unwanted and lost animals.

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Service

Animal care and control, animal rescue and rehabilitation, enforcement of local animal welfare laws and prosecution of animal cruelty, animal adoption, humane education programs, promoting responsible pet ownership. Spay and neuter program for County residents. Acts as a resource for people finding injured wildlife, such as birds or other animals, who want to know about agencies that provide wildlife rehabilitation. We are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers 14 or older may volunteer without a guardian. 10-14 year olds may volunteer with adult supervision. All volunteers must go through our volunteer orientation which is 9am the second Saturday of the month.Eligibility: There are eligibility requirements for the spay/neuter program and also for adopting an animal. Visit the website or call the shelter for more information.

Hours of Operation

Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 9 AM-4:30 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-7 PM, Sat. 10 AM-3 PM

Fees

Fees vary according to circumstance and program

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

All

Caroline County Family Support Center/Early Head Start

410-479-3298

410-479-3789

100 North Sixth Street, Denton, MD 21629

Caroline County Early Head Start strives to ensure young children and their families have the resources they need to learn and succeed. We provide quality early care and education, family support and related services to help parents meet their goals of becoming economically and socially self-sufficient in order to raise healthy, successful children.

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Service

On-site services include parenting education classes and support groups, nutrition classes, developmental screening and education, child care for infants and toddlers while attending center classes, GED, Adult Basic Education, and English as a Second Language classes (Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 AM-12:30 PM & 1-3 PM). A family advocate is assigned to each family to be a case manager and work on their individual needs. Off-site services include home visits by a case manager. The Parents As Teachers program is a family education and support program that includes home visits and group meetings at the center. Call the center for more information or to enroll in any of the programs. Volunteers accepted.

Eligibility

There are income requirements and a sliding scale fee. You must be either pregnant, or a parent of a child that is aged 3 or under. Program includes assisting fathers, as well as mothers of young children.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM for clients, and Mon.-Fri. for staff

Areas Served

Caroline County- Centers in Denton and in the Federalsburg Judy Center

Scouts, BSA

302-622-3300 x205

100 W. 10th Street, Suite 915, Wilmington, MD 19801

It is the mission of the Scouts of America and the Del-Mar-Va Council to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and law.

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Service

The Scouts of America is the Delmarva Peninsula’s foremost youth program of character development and values based leadership training. In the future Scouting will continue to: Offer young people responsible fun and adventure; Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath & Law; Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership; Serve America’s communities and families with its quality, values-based program.

Eligibility

Cub Scouts is for boys and girls ages 5-11, Scouts is for boys and girls ages 11-18

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Dorchester Counties

Chesapeake Helps!

1-866-722-HLPS (4577)

410-827-7121

P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679

Chesapeake Helps is a free and confidential service available to all Queen Anne’s County residents. Resource specialists answer calls within 72 hours during the business week. The specialists are able to assess needs and navigate callers to appropriate resources.We also provide general information for community members to access a broad array of family and child focused resources, services, programs, and organizations in Queen Anne’s County.Chesapeake Helps is funded through a grant from Governor’s Office for Children that was received by the Queen Anne’s County Community Partnership for Children and Families.

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Service

The database catalogs community services, maintains accurate information and links citizens with needed services. In addition, the resource database may be used by community planners to document services, identify gaps in services and assist with related community – needs – assessment activities. The database contains approximately 1000 resources and programs throughout the mid-shore and surrounding areas and the United States. The database has been incorporated into two communications vehicles to assist citizens – a toll-free hotline and website. Information referral specialists are available to assist citizens contacting the hotline within a 72-hour period. Inquiries are also accepted via e-mail, fax and written correspondence.

Eligibility

Available to anyone. Confidential.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-8 PM

Fees

Free Service

Areas Served

Queen Anne’s County

Denton Wesleyan Camp

410-479-3361

443-448-4169

424 E Wesley Circle, Denton, MD 21629

Denton Camp is a Christian Campground and retreat center that is perfect for groups of all sizes from 20-300 (and concerts up to 800). We offer a quiet sanctuary with modern day conveniences perfect for spiritual retreats and training events. For retreats, we offer overnight lodging in dormatories, RV spaces, and cottages as well as meeting spaces including two dining halls and a gym. We also offer wonderful outdoor amenities including a playground, pond, pavilion, and sports fields.

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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM

Area

Denton

Character Counts! Mid-Shore

410-819-0386

108 Maryland Avenue, Suite 103, Easton, MD 21601

Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Character Education organization serving Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline Counties in Maryland. We have been a member of the National Character Counts Coalition since 1996 and fully subscribe to their message that “Character Counts, Everywhere, All the Time”.

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Service

Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc, is a non-profit (501C3) community-based organization that works to espouse positive character development in every aspect of life. Non-political and non-religious, the organization’s mission is to provide and implement a citizen-driven character enrichment program to all citizens in Talbot Dorchester and Caroline Counties.Our message is based on the Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. CCMS has partnerships with the public schools in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties.Our program in the public schools is called Winners Walk Tall. Volunteers are recruited and trained to be Character Coaches that visit classrooms for 15 minutes every week with positive character messages, stories, and activities. CCMS also holds an annual Laws of Life Essay Contest for middle and high school students to write essays reflecting on their use of one or more of the Six Pillars of Character. Cash prizes are awarded in addition to a $2500 scholarship. Each year a graduating senior in each county is awarded a $1000 Citizenship scholarship. CCMS is NOT funded by the school systems or any form of government.

Eligibility

CCMS is available to meet with service clubs, business and education groups, and other organizations to provide information and resources to infuse a message of character into their projects.

Hours of Operation

no set hours, leave msg.

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot & Dorchester Counties

CASA of Caroline, Inc.

410-479-8301

410-479-8302

114 Market Street, Suite 100, Denton, MD 21629

To speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile courts.

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Service

Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained adult volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. The CASA volunteer works with the child, his/her family, teachers, the social worker, and the attorney to ensure that a safe and permanent home is secured for the child in the shortest time possible.

Eligibility

Must be 21 or older. Pass a state and federal criminal background check and MVA record check

Hours of Operation

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9 AM-4:30 PM Wed & Fri: by appointment

Fees

None

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

Birth-age 18

Denton Senior Center

410-479-2535

410-479-2535

403 South Seventh Street, Denton, MD 21629

The Center provide a pleasant environment where older adults can socialize and participate in group activities, including recreation; education; physical fitness; arts and crafts; holiday events, outings, fun and games. Lunch is available daily for a small donation. Denton Senior Center has computers with Internet access and offers Senior specific legal advice thru monthly appointments with Mid Shore Pro Bono. MAP/SHIP/SMP provides information and assistance about Medicare and Medicare Savings programs, Social Security, Housing and Utility assistance information, Senior Care, In Home Care and much more. Please call for more information.

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Eligibility

Must be aged 60 or older. To qualify for the Meals On Wheels program, you must also be homebound and meet the requirements of the assessment scale.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8 AM-3 PM

Fees

Fees apply for some trips

Areas Served

Caroline County

Caroline Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

410-479-2130

410-479-3057

520 Kerr Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

As the premier skilled nursing facility in Denton, Maryland, Caroline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides compassionate and personal skilled care 24 hours a day. We specialize in providing rehabilitation services onsite to help our residents regain their independence and return to their homes.

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Service

Inpatient and Outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapiesSkilled Nursing – Short stay and Long Term