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2018 Day of Caring Projects

Choose from over 20 service projects happening throughout Calvert County!

ArtsFest Prep
Help Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center prepare for their annual ArtsFest Fine Arts Festival.  Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks ranging from setting up tables and chairs to decorating tents to preparing for all the children's activities.  Have fun getting the garden ready and then enjoy a pizza party for lunch!  Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  Sunscreen and bug spray is also recommended. 8-20 volunteers are needed for this project.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Dowell)
Contact: Stacy Hann Ruff (410) 326-4640 director@annmariegarden.org

 

Arc Annual Picnic
Join the Arc for their annual agency picnic.  Enjoy good food and playing games with clients!  Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 20-25 volunteers are needed for this project.
Arc of Southern Maryland (Hallowing Point Park, Prince Frederick)

Contact: Jennie Parran (410) 535-2413 jparran@arcsomd.org

 

Indoor Office Painting
Several interior walls in two offices and the waiting room need to be painted at Bartsow Acres Children's Center.  Basic tools like paint and brushes will be provided.  Volunteers should wear work clothes suitable for painting and may bring their own gloves, masks, smocks, etc. 6 volunteers are needed for this project.
Barstow Acres Children's Center (Prince Frederick)

Contact: Sonia Hinds (410) 414-9901 cbps2006@gmail.com

 

Add Chair Rail Moulding to Waiting Room
Chair rails need to be added around the perimeter of the waiting room at Barstow Acres Children's Center.  Volunteers should wear work clothes and comfortable shoes.  6 volunteers are needed for this project.
Barstow Acres Children's Center (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Sonia Hinds (410) 414-9901 cbps2006@gmail.com

 

Lay New Bathroom Floor
One of the bathrooms at Barstow Acres Children's Center needs new flooring.  Please contact the site director for additional details.  6 volunteers are needed for this project.
Barstow Acres Children's Center (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Sonia Hinds (410) 414-9901 cbps2006@gmail.com

 

General Kennel Clean Up
Volunteers are needed to help move yard debris like tree limbs and branches into a dumpster or into piles out of the way of dog-walking trails.  In the event of rain, volunteers will work inside cleaning interior windows.  Upon project completiong, volunteers will be given a tour of Calvert Animal Welfare League Adoption and Education facility and have the opportunity to interact with other volunteers and possibly animals available for adoption.  Volunteers should wear work clothes appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes.  Sunscreen and bug spray are also recommended.  3-5 volunteers are needed for this project.
Calvert Animal Welfare League (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Janette Thompson (410) 586-0992 strfsh@comcast.net

 

Games, Crafts, & Ice Cream with Residents
Work with residents to decorate Angel Tree tags to be used at Christmas time.  Afterwards, enjoy arts and crafts followed by helping to serve the residents at an ice cream social.  Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable shirts, and long pants.  4-8 volunteers are needed for this project.
Calvert County Nursing Center (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Alanna Jones (410) 535-2300 ext. 101 aejones@asbury.org

 

Weeding & Power Washing
Help beautify the outside of the Burnett Calvert Hospice House by weeding and power washing the downstairs back patio.  Equipment needed includes 3 power washers, gloves, and at least one wheelbarrow.  Volunteers should wear work clothes appropriate for the weather.  Sunscreen and bug spray is also recommended.  3-6 volunteers are needed for this project.
Burnett Calvert Hospice House (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Amy Szatanek (410) 535-0892 aszatanek@calverthospice.org

 

Repaint Carport Railing
Help beautify the outside of the Burnett Calvert Hospice House by repainting an outdoor railing in the carport.  Volunteers should wear work clothes appropriate for the weather.  Sunscreen and bug spray is also recommended.  3-4 volunteers are needed for this project.
Burnett Calvert Hospice House (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Amy Szatanek (410) 535-0892 aszatanek@calverthospice.org

 

Sort Infant & Toddler Clothing
Volunteers are needed to help sort clothing donations for infants and toddlers up to size 4T to be distributed to center clients.  2-3 volunteers are needed for this project.
Care Net Pregnancy Center (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Cindy Fehrman (410) 326-6866 calvertdirector@carenetsomd.org

 

Morning Pantry Team
Be a valuable member of the Wednesday morning pantry team at Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry.  As a team member, you will be interacting with 60-75 families that have been invited to receive two weeks of supplemental groceries.  Volunteers will greet and sign in families, pack selected groceries from the client choice menu, bag fresh produce and other bulk items, and load groceries into families' vehicles.  Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, t-shirts, and jeans.  10-16 volunteers are needed for this project.
Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry (Huntingtown)
Contact: Debbie Weber (410) 257-3444 dweber@chesapeakechurch.org

 

Home Repairs
Help a Christmas in April work team to perform essential repairs for a local homeowner in need.  Applications are currently in review and a tool list will be provided to registered volunteers approximately one week prior to work.  Volunteers should wear work clothes appropriate for the weather and provide their own work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy shoes.  8-20 volunteers are needed for this project.
Christmas in April (Location TBD)
Contact: Pat Pringle (443) 968-6290 patricia.pringle@exeloncorp.com

 

Warehouse Maintenance
Lend a hand at the End Hunger warehouse to help with general maintenance tasks that aren't always possible to accomplish in one day.  Volunteers should wear work clothes appropriate for the weather and closed-toe shoes.  8-12 volunteers are needed for this project.
End Hunger in Calvert County (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Ray Brungard (443) 684-3322 raybrungard@endhungercalvert.org

 

Harvest Help
Volunteers are needed at Serenity Farm to help with basic tasks such as cleaning, weeding, and harvesting and boxing produce.  Volunteers should wear work clothes appropriate for the weather and will need to provide their own work gloves.  Sunscreen and bug spray are also recommended.  25-50 volunteers are needed for this project.
Farming 4 Hunger (Benedict)
Contact: Bernie Fowler (443) 624-3941 farming4hunger@hotmail.com

 

Replace Heat Pumps, Lighting Fixtures, & Ceiling Tiles; Repair Bathroom; Paint
This project will be coordinated by Christmas in April.  Volunteers will work to replace three heat pumps, make needed repairs/upgrades to the bathroom, replace lighting fixtures, replace ceiling tiles, do interior/exterior painting and yard work.  Volunteers of all skill levels can help, but an electrician is especially needed.  A tool list will be provided to volunteers approximately one week prior to work.  Volunteers should wear work clothes that are appropriate for the weather and provide their own work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy shoes.  20-50 volunteers are needed for this project.
Friendly Health Services (Huntingtown)
Contact: Russell Bowie (410) 474-8982 russell.ppii@comcast.net

 

Power Washing, Painting, Yard Work, Constructing Shelves, Installing Cameras, etc.
This project will be coordinated by Christmas in April.  A variety of work is needed including power washing, painting, yard work, constructing storage shelves, installing cameras, and general clean up.  Volunteers of all skill levels can help.  Volunteers should wear work clothes that are appropriate for the weather and provide their own work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy shoes.  5-25 volunteers are needed for this project.
Help Association (Owings)
Contact: Randy Kozik (301) 520-2537 rkozik@comcast.net

 

Paint Outdoor Kennels
Join the Humane Society for a fun day of painting, no experience required.  Teams of two will be painting outside kennels at the shelter.  Volunteers should wear work clothes that are suitable for painting and weather appropriate.  10-40 volunteers are needed for this project.
Humane Society of Calvert County (Sunderland)
Contact: Pat Beyer (443) 994-2824 pat@hsccrescue.com

 

Indoor Office & Training Room Painting
Add a splash of paint to the Loving Care Senior Services offices and training center.  Volunteers should wear work clothes that are suitable for painting.  4-6 volunteers are needed for this project.
Loving Care Senior Services (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Lisa Height-Gross (443) 975-7628 info@lisaheight.com

 

General Landscaping
Help make the front entrance to Project Echo Homeless Shelter beautiful by removing small shrubs, placing pea gravel, and doing general landscaping tasks.  Volunteers should wear work clothes that are appropriate for the weather and bring their own gloves, rakes, and sunscreen.  6-8 volunteers are needed for this project.
Project Echo Homeless Shelter (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Lori Hony (410) 535-0044 projectecho@comcast.net

 

Paint Exterior Wheelchair Ramp
Brighten up the wheelchair ramp leading into the United Way House with a fresh coat os paint.  Volunteers should wear work clothes that are suitable for painting and weather appropriate.  1-2 volunteers are needed for this project.
United Way of Calvert County (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Kelly Chambers (410) 535-2000 kellyc@unitedwaycalvert.org

 

Remove Old Carpet & Paint
Help bring the back porch back to life by pulling up old carpet and adding a fresh coat of paint.  Volunteers should wear work clothes that are suitable for painting and weather appropriate.  2-3 volunteers are needed for this project.
United Way of Calvert County (Prince Frederick)
Contact: Kelly Chambers (410) 535-2000 kellyc@unitedwaycalvert.org

 

 

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