Volunteer

Talisman Therapeutic Riding

443-239-9400

We serve those who can prosper by the talismanic healing nature of horses with he guidance of professional therapists and instructors in a peaceful farm setting. We strive to create an organic healing center which implements equine assisted activities, horticultural therapy, and other nature related approaches to broaden experiences and benefit emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual well-being.

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We offer our participants and riders a safe, enjoyable experience in a pleasant and serene environment. TTR’s seven programs build confidence and self-esteem, improve balance, coordination, and range of motion to increase muscle strength and flexibility. Our programs offer an opportunity to become more independent, acquire new skills, take on new responsibilities, make new friends (some with four legs). Come and experience a new way to view the world – from the back of a horse. We are conveniently located on the county school bus route. Talisman Therapeutic Riding is a PATH International Center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). We are a worksite location for the Caroline County School-to-Work Transition Program.

Fees

Full and partial scholarships are available.

Ridgely Lions Club

443-786-2547

P.O. Box 143, Ridgely, MD 21660

Our mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

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Service

The Ridgely Lions serve the Ridgely community in many ways to include, but not limited to: assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need (applications are available upon request); the Ridgely Strawberry Festival; the Christmas Parade (the first Saturday in December); placement of decorative/seasonal banners throughout town; sponsorship of youth baseball, football and soccer teams; durable medical equipment loan closet;  monetary and volunteer support of the Ridgely UMC food bank and scholarships to Ridgely area college-bound students. We also make donations to many charitable organizations and youth groups throughout the community.

One service project that the Ridgely Lions do in cooperation with the Greensboro Lions Club is a Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet.  Lions re-purpose good used medical equipment and provide it free of charge to people in need.  If you know of someone in need or you have some good used durable medical equipment to donate, then contact the us on www.facebook.com/ Ridgely Lions Club or Greensboro MD Lions Club. We will even pick it up.

As part of Lions Clubs International we make yearly donations to the Lions Multiple District-22 Low Vision Research Center (The Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD), the Lions Leader Dog Program and the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF).

The Lions Clubs International motto is “We Serve”. If you’re interested in helping your community and meeting like-minded folks, then we invite you to find out more about Lions and contact us at ridgelylions@verizon.net.   If you have additional questions contact Lion Dave Davis, Membership Chairman at 443-786-2547.

Eligibility

Must be sponsored by a member to join.

Fees

Membership is $260/yr

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church & Wheatley Hall

410-482-8170

P.O. Box 57, Greensboro, MD 21639

Traditional Church Service at 11 AM. Offers Sunday School which starts at 9:30 with both children’s and adult classes. Teen Disciples begin with lunch, immediately after the 11:00 service on Sunday. Vacation Bible school. Public hall available, seats 250. Special features: stage, piano, podium, kitchen with serving counter. Ample parking behind hall. Extra wide door for wheelchair access. Request regulation sheet upon booking. God’s Helping Hands provides food and clothing. Food pantry is open every Saturday 10am to noon.

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Fees

Meeting Room – No charge to civic-oriented, non-profit organizations; fee for other groups.

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Fireflies

443-258-3144

PO Box 233, Denton, MD 21629

Our Mission is “To be a catalyst to unify community groups to create opportunities for youth and young adults.”

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Service

Community OutreachMentoringReferral ServicesYouth Adventure

Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch

410-742-0050

410-742-0554

28500 Owens Branch Road, Salisbury, MD 21801

The Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch distributes food to eight counties: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester.In December 1980, the Maryland Food Bank opened a branch in Salisbury in order to better serve the rural populations of the Eastern Shore. In its first year, the branch distributed about 33,000 meals. In FY 2015, the branch distributed more than 5.2 million meals to food-insecure Marylanders.

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Service

Find a Maryland Food Bank food pantry: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/need-food/Volunteer with the Farm to Food Bank program–spend a few hours harvesting produce on a local farm. Opportunities arise throughout the growing season from May to mid-November. Gleanings take place Sunday-Thursday evenings, as well as Monday-Friday mornings 8-12. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and must be able to lift approximately 15 pounds. For more information email farmhelp@mdfoodbank.org or call 443-735-0757.

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Hours of Operation

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M–F

Crisis Care Ministries

410-673-1379

Bethlehem Wesleyan Church, 5330 Bethlehem Road, Preston, MD 21655

Blessing box is located outside Bethlehem Wesleyan Church. Please call if there is a food emergency, or you need more than is in the box.

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Area

Preston

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore

410-543-2447

410-543-2232

200 W. Main Street Salisbury, MD 21801

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored mentoring matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6+. Our mission is to improve the life of children by providing youth enrichment and mentoring programs to children facing adversity.

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Mentoring and Youth Enrichment National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are more confident in their schoolwork performance and able to get along better with their families. What can you do to help? Make a donation. Mentor a child. Start a program. Call us or email us to find out how!

Sweet Caroline

410-714-2001

Sweet Caroline is more than just a song it’s a movement. Sweet Caroline was created to help families in need and to better our community and those among it. Over 32,000 people take up residence within Caroline County alone. We would like to ensure that no family or community goes without; our love goes beyond our county lines. There are many that need assistance due to medical, and personal reasons, imagine being able lend a hand to those around us and helping to spread kindness along the way.

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Blessing Boxes

24 hour Food Pantry Boxes. You may take what you need or donate non-perishable food or household items at any time.

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Locations:

St. Luke’s UMC: Fifth and Franklin Street, Denton, in the alley behind the church.

Episcopal Church: Gay Street, Denton

Ridgely UMC: 107 North Central Avenue, Ridgely

Greater Impact Church: 13699 Greensboro Road, Greensboro

Greensboro Community Park: 224 West Sunset Ave, Greensboro

Trinity UMC: 302 Church Street, Goldboro

Marydel Community Hall: 130 Hall Town Rd, Marydel

Bethesda UMC: 155 Main Street, Preston

Park Lane Church of God: 209 Park Lane, Federalsburg

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Food Pantry – Denton Church of Free Seventh Day Adventist

410-479-9093 or 410-479-4708

Food pantry and clothing closet is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am – 2pm. You must be a resident of Caroline County, show proof of address, and only one visit per month for food.

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