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Community service contacts

JUL 12

July 12, 2005

Looking for local places to volunteer? Check out the following:

Western Maryland Hospital Center

301-791-4478

Contact: Sharron Silvers

Volunteer opportunities: help patients, work in garden, work at front desk, etc.

Washington County Hospital

251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown

301-790-8000

Ages: 14 to 18

Opportunities: 14 to 18, work in coffee shop; 15 to 18, delivering flowers to room, gift shop, and thrift shop; 16 to 18: nursing units, patient unit support, total rehab center, and pediatric programs

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Requirements: 16 hours of training prior to service

Hours: At least a 50-hour commitment

Times flexible

Lutheran Village Ravenwood Nursing Home

1158 Luther Drive Hagerstown

301-790-1000

Ages: 13-18

Opportunities: Walk residents, work in gardens, do manicures for residents

American Red Cross

1131 Conrad Court Hagerstown

301-739-0717, ext. 5

Contact: Bobbi Schnebly

Opportunities: Answering the phone, preparing mailings, paintings, outside work with flowers

Note: Limited space

Salvation Army

534 West Franklin Street Hagerstown

301-733-2440

Ages: 16 and older

Opportunities: Work in church store, preparing and serving meals

Humane Society of Washington County

13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown

301-733-2060

Contact: Margaret Rhoads, ext. 212, or e-mail her at mrhoadshswc@myactv.net

Ages: 12 to 15 with a trained qualified adult with them, usually a parent; 16 and older may work independently

Requirements: Must be trained

Opportunities: walk dogs (greatest need), bathing dogs, socializing cats, help to clean cages, laundry, dishes, help with special events, etc.

Hours: Two hours or more per week

Notes: Next scheduled orientation: Saturday, Aug. 6

Washington County Museum of Fine Art

City Park, Hagerstown

301-745-3919

Contact: Steven Riedesel

Ages: 16 and older

Opportunities: Greeters, work in gift shop

Washington County Historical Society

135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

301-797-8782

Contact: Mindy Marsden

Ages: 15 and older

Opportunities: Research projects, tour guides, etc.

Check out www.teensvolunteer.org for even more information on local programs to suit your interests.

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