Volunteer

Caroline Mentoring Project at the Y

410-479-3060

410-479-3061

c/o Caroline County Family YMCA, 46 Denton Plaza, Denton, MD 21629

The Caroline Mentoring Project provides young people an opportunity to develop a structured, trusting relationship with caring adults who offer guidance, support, and encouragement. The program is designed to develop competence and character in our mentees.

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Eligibility

Potential mentors must complete an application, undergo reference checks, interviewing, and a fingerprinting and background check.

Fees

None

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

Kindergarten-12th grade

Caroline Medical Adult Day Care

410-479-8066

410-479-4911

403 South Seventh Street, Denton, MD 21629

The Medical Adult Day Services program assists residents of Caroline County with physical, psychological, or emotional needs, to remain in their homes living as independently as possible in the community.

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Service

Skilled Nursing: Medication administration and medical treatments, as ordered by your doctor. Transportation: We transport to and from your home and to local medical appointments. Social Services: A licensed Social Worker is available to assist you with any questions or needs you may have. Activities: A daily variety: Music, Exercise, BINGO, Active/Board games, Luncheons, Parties, Educational Nutrition: Meals are served family style: Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks Personal Care: Shaves, Showers, Nail Care, and a Licensed Beautician

Eligibility

Clients must be at least 16 years old and under a physician’s care, free from Tuberculosis, and be able to attend 2-5 days a week for a minimum of 4 hours a day.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Fees

Fees apply for services. Medicaid accepted. Sliding scale set by Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. VA pays for two days per week for approved veterans. Also,the program receives reimbursement from respite programs.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

Aged 16 and older.

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

Community Club of Preston

P.O. Box 4, Preston, MD 21655

To help the community of Preston through volunteer work.

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Service

The Community Club of Preston was founded in 1923, and continues to be active as it nears its 100th anniversary. The Club meets the third Tuesday of the month from September through June, at 12 noon at the Community/Lions’ Club building, 114 Williamson Street, Preston, with some exceptions. Funds are raised by the Club through such activities as a Fashion Show/Luncheon and Christmas House Tour. Proceeds from their fundraisers go back in to the community via support of such groups and projects as the Preston Fire Department, Imagination Library for Caroline County, Partners In Care, CASA of Caroline County, local high school culinary departments, Power Purse ER Victims Project, Preston Elementary School, Colonel Richardson Middle School, and Colonel Richardson High School. The Club has purchased Christmas gifts for needy families, conducted a coat drive, and offers scholarships to graduating Colonel Richardson High School Seniors. The Club also installed and maintains the Little Free Library (#37123) at the James T. Wright Memorial Park in Preston. The Club is always looking for new projects to support, as well as for new members to help us accomplish our goal of supporting our local community. For more information regarding possible assistance, or if you are interested in joining the Club, call 410-310-5454.

Fees

$25/year membership fee

Federalsburg Senior Center

410-754-9754

118 N. Main Street, Second Floor, Federalsburg, MD 21632

The Federalsburg Senior Center offers a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere where Senior Citizens in the community over the age of 60 can enjoy the company of friends, a continental breakfast and nutritious lunch and a variety of fun activities.

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Service

Activities include but are not limited to music appreciation, physical fitness, wellness programs, arts and crafts, educational presentations, day trips, and special events. Seniors can also learn how to access the programs and services offered by Upper Shore Aging, Inc. in Caroline County. The Senior Center enjoys the support of many volunteers. Donations of cash or other gifts are used to expand Senior Center activities and programs, and are welcomed.

Hours of Operation

9 AM-3 PM Tuesday and Thursday

Fees

No Fees: a donation is requested for lunch only (Not breakfast)

Areas Served

Southern Caroline County

Ages Served

60 and older

Area

Federalsburg

Federalsburg Lions Club

410-310-7768

PO Box 403, Federalsburg, MD 21632

Our mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.Meetings are 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm at Lions Hall located on Kinder Street in Chambers Park, Federalsburg.

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Eligibility

Must be recommended by a current member.

Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc.

443-434-3114

P.O. Box 84, Federalsburg, MD 21632

The Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of the people, places, and events of the Town of Federalsburg on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Working in conjunction with the Caroline County Historical Society, Inc., we promote and celebrate our unique heritage through historical research, education, and events.Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 7pm at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum 100 Covey and Williams Alley

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Service

To collect and disseminate information about the history of Federalsburg. Personal artifacts of Federalsburg residents are on display in storefront windows in Federalsburg. There is youth outreach that includes a hobby fair. Organizes a yearly heritage day called Return to Historic Federalsburg. Volunteers accepted to do historical research on people, places, events, industry, etc. of Federalsburg. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Federalsburg Senior Center (Morris Ave. entrance). The museum is called the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum.

Hours of Operation

Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 2:00

Fees

Membership dues are $25 per household which includes a newsletter.

Area

Federalsburg