Volunteer

Mid-Shore Community Mediation Center

410-820-5553

8626 Brooks Drive, #204, Easton, MD 21601

Mid Shore Community Mediation Center educates the public about alternative conflict resolution, recruits, trains, and supports volunteer community mediators, and empowers community members and groups to resolve conflict at the earliest possible point in a dispute.

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Service

Provides conflict resolution services free of charge to the community. Examples of disputes that go before mediators include: divorce & separation, child custody, parent/teenager conflicts, landlord/tenant, neighbor conflicts, and workplace disputes. Also offers re-entry mediation for inmates about to released from incarceration. This helps the inmate and family members resolve issues that might lead to recidivism. After the conflict is resolved, a written agreement is made or sometimes the problem just ends with a mutual understanding. Volunteers are being accepted for a variety of duties, including becoming mediators. MSCMC is currently engaged in school based mediation for conflicts in the Dorchester County School System.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties.

Preston Volunteer Fire Company

410-673-7874

P.O. Box 44, Preston, MD 21655

Preston Volunteer Fire Company is 100% volunteer service providing fire, rescue & EMS haz-mat, search and rescue, and extrication services to the community and surrounding areas.

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Hours of Operation

Open 24 hours a day

Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Easton Office

410-576-1414

410-820-9674

8579 Commerce Drive, #102, Easton, MD 21601

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Maryland is to enable all Marylanders to have access to a wide range of high quality, affordable, reproductive health care services. By providing medical services, education, training, and advocacy, we seek to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality.

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Planned Parenthood of Maryland has been providing high quality, affordable reproductive health care for more than 75 years. We serve women, men and teens from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Our experienced and caring medical staff gives each client honest information and personal attention. Services include: Abortion Services, Birth Control, HIV Testing, LGBT Services, Men’s Health Care, Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception), Pregnancy Testing & ServicesSTD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines, Women’s Health Care

Hours of Operation

Mon. 10-5, Tues 8-3, Wed 11-6:30, Thurs 11-6:30, Fri 8-3

North Caroline Clergy Association

410-482-6897

P.O. Box 706, Greensboro, MD 21639

The North Caroline County Clergy Association exists to unify the body of Christ by providing support and encouragement to one another as we collectively minister to the physical and spiritual needs of our community.

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Service

The North County Clergy Association coordinates the following community events: Community Thanksgiving Celebration, Community Lenten Series, and other community worship experiences. The North County Clergy Association works cooperatively with Caroline County’s National Day of Prayer Coordinator to provide a county-wide NDP event; Giving Grace Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church in Goldsboro; and His Hope Ministries as they provide shelter and resources to individuals and families in need. The North County Clergy Association meets for fellowship and business on the last Thursday of every month (except December, June and July) at 10:00 AM. Location announced monthly. Officers are Doug Morley, President; Thomas Fisher, Vice-President; Terry Nichols, Treasurer; and Paul Merritt, Secretary.

Areas Served

Northern Caroline County

N.U.T.S. (Neighbors United To Serve)

443-550-1180

Neighbors United to Serve accepts food and cash donations. All donations are tax deductible. Financial donations for the NUTS Thanksgiving dinner can made out to St. Luke’s Church (Nuts in Memo) and sent to: NUTS Thanksgiving P.O. Box 255Denton, MD 21629

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Neighbors United to Serve (NUTS) is a volunteer community group of individuals who have served Thanksgiving dinners to Caroline County families every year since 1992. We are supported entirely by donations of time, talent and treasure. This year we hope to share the blessings of Thanksgiving with 1,100 friends and neighbors. To send a request for a thanksgiving dinner please call or email us. If you send a request, you will receive a message confirming approval. Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CarolineNUTS/

Eligibility

Open to all Caroline County residents.

Fees

None

Areas Served

Caroline County, Maryland

Positive Strides Theraputic Riding Center

410-673-7450

P.O. Box 391, Easton, MD 21601

Talbot Special Riders, Inc. (TSR), a non-profit I.R.S. 501(c)3 organization, is a therapeutic horseback riding program providing therapy for physically, mentally and emotionally challenged individuals. Founded in 1981, it is the only program of its kind in Talbot County, Maryland. The entire program is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.

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The program’s goal is to build confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. Riders also improve their attention span and their ability to follow directions. We work on coordination and spatial relationships as well as stretching and strengthening exercises.In addition to Therapeutic Riding, TSR offers Hippotherapy, a treatment technique used by our occupational therapist to improve balance, coordination, muscle strengthening, motor planning and sensory processing. The movement of the horse is what is most important and the goals are similar to those used in a traditional medical facility. The therapist does not teach riding skills, rather she focuses on the individual’s needs and selects exercises and activities to meet those needs.

Eligibility

There is a special focus on children and adults in need of equitherapy.

Fees

Vary according to program.

Areas Served

Mid-Shore region

Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland

USGS of MD, PO Box 275, Easton, MD 21601

Founded in 1973, the USGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by volunteers and covers Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.The Upper Shore Genealogical Society goal to discover, collect and disseminate data and records significant to history and family research, much of which reveals links between community and the land, as well as the education of its members and others in the techniques of genealogical research.

tags: geneaology

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Our goal is to: Encourage all of those interested in researching their ancestral heritage and promote fellowship and cooperation. Educate members and the public on genealogical information from the Maryland counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot through meetings, seminars, workshops, and publications. Provide a forum for sharing knowledge that individual members have acquired in their own research. Collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical, biographical, and historical knowledge and information. General meetings are held at the USGS Research Center at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the months of January, March, May, September and November. A speaker or presentation will follow and will be noted on the calendar on our website.The USGS Research Center is open to the public on most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are closed federal holiday weekends and for inclement weather.For information about our upcoming events or to verify when the Research Center is open, please visit our website. For hours by appointment, please contact Jean Kelly at 410-482-8072.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot

His Hope Ministries

443-448-7297

443-345-3434

105 Gay Street, Denton, MD 21629

His Hope Haven is a cold weather homeless shelter program providing a compassionate, energetic life-saving community resource and ministry. It is a faith-based, non-profit organization striving to provide a spiritually and physically safe Winter Haven for people experiencing homelessness. We provide guidance and temporary housing in a safe and dignified environment and strive to help our guests regain productive and independent lives.If you or someone you know needs homeless assistance, contact us from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. We will conduct a phone interview before completing a comprehensive intake.If you are interested in volunteering, please call the shelter or email info@hishopeministries.org

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His Hope Haven accepts single men and women, as well as family groups, as guests. The shelter opens at 5:30 PM and guests are provided with dinner, breakfast the next morning, and a packed lunch. Shower facilities are available. Guests leave at 9 AM each morning. Guests without transportation are driven into Denton, and picked up there later. The drop off and pickup area is in the parking lot of the court house across from the Episcopal Church on Gay Street.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

all ages

Ridgely Volunteer Fire Department

410-634-2424

P.O. Box 425, Ridgely, MD 21660

To provide emergency fire, rescue and EMS services to the citizens of Caroline and surrounding counties as needed. There is a Junior Cadet program for teenagers ages 12-15. Cadet program starts at age 16. Youth volunteers are accepted at ages 16-18 for Junior Fire Fighter, and those 18 and older can become full members. You must apply to the fire department for admission for their free fire or EMS training, and a background check is required. Persons interested in joining RVFD may print a membership application from our website at www.rvfd400.com and bring complete application to the fire department. A meeting room/Fire hall is available for rent and seats 150 people. Charge is $50 per hour to a maximum of $300 per event. For hall bookings please visit our website or call 410-634-2424.

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Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company

410-364-5612

P.O. Box 226, Queen Anne, MD 21657

Provides fire and Emergency Medical Services. Also holds a variety of fundraising events. Participates in Caroline Summerfest, & Ridgely Strawberry festival. Fire hall available for public use (rental). Room capacity:150. Table and chairs available. If you are interested in making use of the hall, contact us to request a date/time. You should expect to sign an agreement regarding use and provide a deposit to hold the date. The deposit will be returned after the event, once it is determined that the hall has been returned to a satisfactory condition

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Eligibility

Cadet at age 16; Full Member at 18. Training provided.

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, and Queen Anne Counties