Volunteer

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

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

Denton Volunteer Fire Company

410-479-2121 (station house)

400 S. 5th Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

The Denton Volunteer Fire Company (DVFC) is a 100% Volunteer Fire and EMS service that serves the community of Denton, and provides mutual aid to the surrounding counties areas.

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Service

Non-profit, all-volunteer organization providing fire, rescue, EMS, haz-mat, search and rescue, and extrication services. Our company offers hall rental services to the community for meetings, special events, birthdays, weddings, etc. If you are interested in renting the hall, please use the contact form on our website under hall rental. Handicapped parking and access. No catering available.

Eligibility

The DVFC offers several classifications of membership that allows most age groups to participate and serve their community.

Ages Served

Denton and surrounding area; serves 1500 people living in a 30 square mile area.

Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company

410-482-6196

P.O. Box 35, Goldsboro, MD 21636

To protect lives, the environment, and property by providing prompt, skillful, and cost effective fire protection, EMS, and life safety services.

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Service

Volunteer fire and emergency services. They are staffed 7 days/week, 365 days per year for paramedics. They offer fire education program open houses. Meeting room/Fire hall available for public use. Call 410-482-7183 for event information and to leave a message to reserve the hall. You can also visit our website and fill out the Contact Us form.

Eligibility

Volunteers accepted age 16 and up. Cadet program for those aged 16 and under. Training provided.

Areas Served

Goldsboro, Greensboro, Denton, Ridgely, Marydel, Queen Anne’s County and Delaware.