Volunteer Opportunities - Kent County

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Amy Lynn Ferris Senior Center

Located at 200 Schauber Rd. Chestertown Md, the Amy Lynn Ferris Senior Center is a hub for activities helping seniors stay active and involved in their community. Offering a noontime meal, and health & wellness programs, exercise classes, entertainment, and arts & crafts.

Activity leader/Assistant – Help to engage participants in activities, lead an activity, or share your talents by teaching a class

Mealtime assistant – assist with set up, preparation and serving of noontime meal to participants

Meals on Wheels

Located at the Amy Lynn Ferris Center at 200 Schauber Rd. Chestertown, MD, the Meals on Wheels Program provides home delivered meals to program recipients.

Driver – package and deliver frozen meals to program recipients on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between the hours of 10 am and 1 pm

Upper Shore Aging, Inc.

Located at 100 Schauber Rd. Chestertown MD, Upper Shore Aging Inc, is the area agency on aging designated by the State of Maryland for Kent, Caroline and Talbot counties. Upper Shore Aging, Inc develops and administers program to improve the quality of life for seniors and help them remain healthy and independent in their homes.

Office Assistant – greet visitors, answer phones and provide necessary administrative tasks. Days and hours available: M – F from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Senior Care Program- Help with seasonal “farmers market” that provides for fresh fruits and vegetables for seniors

Telephone Reassurance Program
Located in the Amy Lynn Ferris Senior Center at 200 Schauber Rd. Chestertown Md , the telephone reassurance program provides regular telephone support to a senior or disabled adult to offer socialization, companionship and wellbeing check.

Telephone Reassurance Volunteer – Place telephone call to recipient once a day, to check on their well-being and engage in brief conversation

Kent Association of Riding Therapy (KART) 

Kart’s mission is to help children and adults with special needs enhance their social and developmental growth. KART uses a multi-faceted program involving therapeutic horseback riding, grooming and caring for the horse, and comprehensive classroom instruction. The Worthmore Equestrian Center is located at 11570 Still Pond Rd. in Worton, MD.

Website:
Kent Riding Therapy

Leader- primary responsibility of the leader is the management of the horse. The leader’s main responsibility is to maintain control of the horse while being aware of the rider. Must exhibit knowledge of horses and horsemanship. 

Sidewalker – primary responsibility of the sidewalker is for the safety of the rider. Once the rider is mounted, the sidewalker will position themselves next to the rider and will be alert to any safety concerns. 

Lead Groom- organize, supervisor and train the team of volunteers who are responsible for grooming the horses

Groom- perform horse grooming tasks with direction from the Lead Groom

Classroom teacher – create a classroom curriculum and prepare and execute lesson plans for the fall and spring sessions

Assist with fundraising, special events or community outreach

 Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary

The Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary was founded on December 29, 1958, “to promote the advancement of all interests pertaining to the hospital, including social services and raising funds for the benefit of the hospital.”

Annually, the Auxiliary’s volunteers give more than 12,000 hours of time and talent to the hospital for the benefit of the patients in the Upper Eastern Shore community.

Website: Volunteer at UM Shore Regional Health

Retail Sales Associate Volunteers for The Hospital Gift Shop –

The Gift Shop located at the UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, is operated and staffed by Auxiliary volunteers and offers a variety of gifts, jewelry, books, cards, seasonal decorative items and snacks. One volunteer is on duty for each shift. Volunteer duties include: assisting customers, ringing up sales, stocking shelves, tidying up the Shop and assisting with year-end inventory. Gift Shop is open from 10 am – 1 pm, Monday through Thursday.

In-house Volunteers –

In-house volunteers provide assistance in many areas of the hospital. They aid nurses and other hospital staff by performing messenger duties, patient and specimen transportation and general office support in various departments. Volunteers may staff the waiting room for the families of surgical patients, or work as liaison between the surgical staff and family members. Volunteers also do COVID screening for those entering the hospital. Volunteer shifts are 8 am-12 noon and 12 noon – 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Retail Sales Associate Volunteers for The Nearly New Shop-

The Nearly New Shop located next to Fountain Park in downtown Chestertown accepts donations of and resells gently used adult clothing, shoes and household items. Volunteers assist by sorting, tagging and displaying donated merchandise, as well as staffing the store during business hours. The Nearly New Shop is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-4pm, and on Saturday from 9am-1pm

Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center 

Located in Rock Hall, MD the ESRREC ensures the health, safety and emotional well-being of abandoned pet rabbits on Maryland’s Eastern Shore through shelter and care, with guidance to the families who adopt them as companion animals. 

Website: Volunteer at ESRREC

Help at the shelter to feed, water and care for rabbits. 

Help with outreach and fundraising event

Foster a rabbit until it can find its forever home 

Main Street Rock Hall

Main Street Rock Hall envisions and strives for the creation of a vibrant, welcoming Main Street, with year-around activity, and which reflects the small town values and rich maritime heritage of the authentic waterman’s community. 

Website: Volunteer for Main Street Rock Hall

No current opportunities. 

AARP Tax-Aide of the Mid-Shore

The AARP Tax-Aide of the Mid-Shore is a free, volunteer run tax assistance service, offering assistance with federal and state tax preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with specific emphasis on helping older adults. The program operates each year, from February 1st through April 15th, in locations throughout Kent, Caroline, Queen Annes and Talbot counties.

Facilitators (Greeters) are responsible for welcoming taxpayers at on-site locations (Kent County locations include the Community Center in Worton, and the Amy Lynn Ferris Senior Center in Chestertown). The Facilitator will help the taxpayer feel welcome and at ease by greeting them, helping them to gather and organize their paperwork, describing the tax preparation process, and assigning each taxpayer to a Tax Counselor. 

Tax Counselors will help prepare and file taxpayers’ returns online, identifying deductions they may have been unaware of and calculating refunds for which they may be eligible. Volunteers help by relieving the taxpayer’s stress of doing their own taxes or the burden of having to pay for tax preparation fees. Prior tax experience, while helpful, is not necessary. Extensive training is provided (some in person and some virtual). Volunteers are IRS certified after successfully completing training and passing required exam(s). 

Hope Community Alliance

Hope Community Alliance (formerly known as Hope House) is a resource center offering free clothing and food to anyone in the community. Hope Community Alliance is housed in the Rock Hall Church of God’s parsonage located at 6528 Rock Hall Rd. (Rt. 20), Rock Hall, MD. Open to the public from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Beginning in October 2022, the center will be open every Thursday of every month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Volunteers needed to assist customers and help with organizing and sorting donations of clothing and food items.

Kent County Learning Center

The Kent County Learning Center is a non-profit organization established in 2014. Their mission is to recruit and train volunteers to provide free tutoring, GED preparation, and affordable financial literacy/pre-employment training to Kent County residents.

Volunteers needed for unique and innovative math tutoring program, working one-on-one with 1st and 2nd grade students at Rock Hall Elementary School from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, beginning Oct 4th -Nov 14th, 2022, and Jan 31st – April 18th, 2023. Volunteers can do chose to do one or two days a week or can chose to volunteer as substitute if a regular volunteer is absent. 

 

Minary’s Dream Alliance, Inc.

Minary’s Dream Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Chestertown whose mission is to transform the lives of youth, families and communities through education, resource development and community engagement.

Help with community garden

Assist with packing and/or delivering food for the Feeding the Elderly Initiative 

Assist in office answering phones and performing light office duties