Volunteer

Services Provided: 

This 400-acre preserve is located on the Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of the region's most significant wetlands. Offers five miles of walks, education programs, art exhibits, lectures, special events, wedding rentals, workshops, garden tours, and native plant sales. Public amenities include a visitor's center with gift shop, library, and meeting room. Many volunteer opportunities available. Nature preschool gives free tuition to families living in Caroline County through a community grant.
Guided Nature Walks 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00am. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve through December 31.

Contact: 
Ginna Tiernan, Executive Director
410-634-2847 ext 0
Services Provided: 

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!

Contact: 
Jessica Mimms, Eastern Shore Director
410-543-2447
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A volunteer group that works independently to sew, crochet, knit, and quilt blankets size infant to teenager for donation to Maryland's Ronald McDonald House. There are no specific requirement as to size, color, material, etc. These blankets are for the smallest preemie to a toddler to a pre-teen to an older teen. Each blanket has a customized label 'Made with Tender Loving Care by Brianna's Blankets' sewn into it. The blankets provide comfort to seriously ill children receiving treatment in hospitals.

Contact: 
Marie Freeman
410-562-0283
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Promotes the study and enjoyment of birds, knowledge about our natural resources and fosters its appreciation and conservation. Maintains a system of sanctuaries to encourage the conservation of birds and their habitats. Helps to record and publish observations of bird life. Volunteers accepted to help clean Pelot Sanctuary, go into schools and teach children about nature, and to lead bird walks. If you find an injured bird, or to find a bird rehabilitator in your area, please go to the following websites: https://tristatebird.org/ or
http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/rehabilitators.aspx. For our Facebook page please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Caroline-County-Bird-Club-138388266259687/?ref=hl

Contact: 
Danny Poet, President
c/o Danny Poet
P. O. Box 223
Queenstown, MD 21358
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Presents a variety of programs throughout the year, see www.carolinearts.org for a complete listing and friend on facebook/carolinearts/ for updates. Administers The Foundry community arts gallery, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (see FiberArtsCenter.com), and maintains a local artist registry. Volunteers accepted.

Contact: 
Jennifer Hodge, Executive Director
410-479-1009
P.O. Box 292
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

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.

Contact: 
Tearesa French, Director
410-479-3298
100 North Sixth Street
Denton, MD 21629
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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.

Contact: 
Jayme Schatz, Shelter Manager
410-820-1600
407 West Bell Street
Ridgely, MD 21660
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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, a family information center, meeting rooms, faxing for $1.00 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, and CD's.
Offers a makerspace with 3D printers, Virtual Reality, gaming stations, and more. Contact the library for more information.

Contact: 
Deborah Bennett, Executive Director
410-479-1343
100 Market Street
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

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, a family information center, faxing for $1 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, and CD's. The meeting room adjacent to the Greensboro Branch is managed by Maryland Rural Development Center. It is available at no cost for free meetings that are open to the public with a capacity of 45-50 people. Call 410-482-2585 ext. 210 for more information.

Contact: 
Angela Faggio, Branch Manager
410-482-2173
101 Cedar Lane
Greensboro, MD 21639
Services Provided: 

Helping with hunger and homelessness right here in Caroline County.