Volunteer

Services Provided: 

Disaster Relief & Recovery Services: Find an Open Shelter, Contact & Locate Loved Ones

Preparedness Education: How to Prepare for Emergencies, Workplaces & Organizations, Resources for Schools, Types of Emergencies, Mobile Apps

Military Families: Emergency Communication, Financial Assistance, Deployment,Information & Referral, Services for Veterans

Blood Drives: find a location, set up a drive

Volunteer: Opportunities Redcross,org; Cal 1-800-RedCross (733.2767)

Contact: 
Suzanne Farris, Volunteer Specialist
(410) 202-3043
100 West 10th Street
Suite 501
Wilmington, DE 19801-6604
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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.

Contact: 
Eric Kellner, Chief
410-634-2424
P.O. Box 425
Ridgely, MD 21660
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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.

Contact: 
Paul Odom, Field Director
302-622-3300 x205
100 W. 10th Street
Suite 915
Wilmington, DE 19801
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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.

410-714-2001
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The Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is an organization serving homeless individuals and families from Talbot County and surrounding areas. It is operated by staff and volunteers from local faith-based communities and other concerned citizens. Potential guests must agree to a background check and an interview with our Operations Manager for admission to the program. TIS provides transitional housing for families as well as overnight shelter for individuals. Help Hotline 410-253-5414.

Contact: 
Julie Lowe, Executive Director
410-310-2316
107 Goldsborough St.,
Easton, MD 21601
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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.

Contact: 
Anne L. Joyner, Founder/CEO
443-239-9400
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Provide safe, affordable, and energy efficient homes for low-income families in Caroline County. Partner families work alongside volunteers and local contractors under Habitat construction supervision. Low-cost mortgages are provided in order to promote long term homeownership. Also, Habitat participates in the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI)- which may include rehabilitation of vacant and foreclosed properties, house repairs and weatherization. Applications are being accepted for low-income homeowners. Habitat partners with other community organizations to provide services that enhance the overall quality of life in struggling neighborhoods.

Contact: 
Randy Jenkins, Executive Director
410-479-9200
PO Box 392
Denton, MD 21629
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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 10 a.m. to 3 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.

USGS of MD
PO Box 275
Easton, MD 21601
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VSCOA is a nonprofit organization formed to serve the rural disabled and homeless Veteran community. Their PAWS (Partnering Animals With Soldiers) Program is dedicated to helping both homeless veterans and homeless animals. Visit their website for more information. They also provide advocacy and limited shelter services. If you are a veteran in need of shelter, please call 410-873-2500 or 410-873-2550. For resource questions please call Mike Bargiband at 443-924-0872, or email mike.bargiband@vscoa.org. For general inquiries please email support@vscoa.org or visit the website.