Sometimes you can find opportunities right in your local church. Volunteering in a church daycare center, outreach food kitchen, or afterschool tutoring are some of the opportunities available.
Your school might also have some opportunities. After-school daycare for smaller children, working in your school library, and peer tutoring. West Lake High school has such a program in place for its students. Check with your guidance counselors to see if there is something similar in your school. Charles County Schools also offer Student Service Learning which can help them get some of their required hours.
Homeless Outreach Organizations
The Best Volunteer Organization provides a list of different organizations that will accept Volunteers in Charles County and surrounding areas. Check with places like the ARC of Southern Maryland, Lifestyles of Maryland, senior centers, and recreation centers.
Check with the local Jaycees to see if they have volunteer opportunities that your high school students can apply for.
Volunteer Southern Maryland
You can sign up for volunteer opportunities with this organization on their Facebook page.
Rebuild Together Charles County
They sponsor a volunteer program called Christmas in April. This program helps low-income homeowners by using volunteers to make needed repairs to homes. Volunteers need to be at least 16 yrs of age.
Check with your local library to see if they have any volunteer opportunities.
For books on volunteering, please visit our CCPL catalog at www.ccplonline.org.
Our Place Waldorf Soup Kitchen
This organization accepts minor volunteers to help set up for the dinner meals. More information can be found at Our Place.
The Arnold House
The Arnold House accepts help with packing food bags and helping in the soup kitchen. They have partnered with local schools so that students can get tier-required community service hours.
Humane Society of Charles County
The Humane Society of Charles County accepts student volunteers. Any student volunteer under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an approved adult volunteer (over 18 years of age).
Children’s Aid Society of Charles County
The Children’s Aid Society uses volunteers year-round for their events and yearly projects. They do not say what the age range is for volunteers, but you can give them a call at 301-645-1561.