Our partner agencies and other non-profits rely heavily on volunteers to keep their programs running effectively. Volunteers take a big load off of paid staff and free them up to do what they do best.
Volunteering Year 'Round
What interests you? What gets you excited? Maybe you’d like to help the environment by volunteering on a working farm. Maybe you’d like to teach someone to read or be a mentor for a child who needs a caring adult friend. Maybe you’d like to deliver a hot meal – and a smile – to an elderly shut-in. Maybe you have special skills to share, or maybe you just have time on your hands and want to use it to help others. Perhaps you are looking for something to do with your children to teach them the value of giving back to the community. Whatever your situation, United Way of Charles County can help you find a rewarding volunteer experience. Call United Way of Charles County at (301) 609-4844 or e-mail us to request a free listing of volunteer opportunities in the Southern Maryland area. You will be able to read about the agencies, where they are, what they do, what help they need, the minimum age for volunteering, and how to get in touch with their volunteer coordinators.
Day of Caring
Since 1995, United Way of Charles County has held a Day of Caring in early September. On this day, individuals and groups from businesses come together for a half day of volunteering at some of our Partner Agency sites around the county. Everybody wins! The volunteers win by knowing their skills and their labor are helping the non-profit commuity. The Partner agencies win because they get some much-needed work accomplished in a very short time. They can then put their time into what they do best -- serving their clients! Just this year alone, over 125 volunteers came out and had a blast!
If this sounds like something you think you, your family or your company would like to do, click here to read more, check out some pictures of the day, and get yourself on the list for next year.
Just for Students
Are you a student seeking Student Service Learning hours? United Way of Charles County partners with the Charles County Public Schools to establish host sites for Student Service Learning. Once approved, these sites are already set up to accept student volunteers seeking credit towards their graduation requirements. To learn more, e-mail Student Service Coordinator Jack Tuttle at the Charles County Board of Education. His phone number, if you prefer to contact him by phone, is 301-934-7405.
Ready? Set? Get out there and volunteer!
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