Child Development Volunteers – Families Foremost Center needs volunteers to care for children from 6 weeks to 3 years of age while their parents attend class. Email email@example.com or call (301) 585-3424.
Childcare – Kensington Wheaton Youth Services is looking for volunteers to care for young children in a school setting while their parents are in nearby classes. Call (301) 933-2818.
Childcare Providers - During Presentations – Voices VS Violence (VVV) is looking for childcare providers to supervise children when their parents are attending VVV presentations. Activity materials are provided. Student service learning hours may be acquired. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 424-0656, ext. 535.
Computer Skills Instructors – Families Foremost Center is looking for volunteers to offer introductory lessons in computer skills to Center clients on a periodic basis. Email email@example.com or call (301) 585-3424.
English Conversation Group Facilitators – Families Foremost Center is looking for volunteers to lead an English conversation group for the Center’s ESOL students. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 585-3424.
ESOL Instructors – Kensington Wheaton Youth Services is looking for volunteers to teach English to non-native speakers. Experience is useful, but not required. Email email@example.com or call (301) 933-2818.
Friendly Visitors – Friendly Visitor is looking for volunteers to provide friendship to individuals who are isolated in their homes due to medical conditions. Clients’ and volunteers’ lives are enriched as they learn, grow and share time each week with one another. Volunteers are screened and attend orientation prior to being matched. They are asked to commit to visiting an hour per week for one year. The program has a particular need for volunteers from Silver Spring. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 424-0656, ext. 507.
Hotline Workers – HOPES (Hotline, Outreach, & Programming for Emotional Support) is looking for hotline volunteers to provide supportive listening, problem solving, suicide prevention, crisis intervention and information and referrals for callers. After completing a 48-hour training, volunteers are asked to commit to working one 4-hour shift per week, for a minimum of one year. Email email@example.com or call (301) 424-0656, ext. 516.
Mentors for at-risk Youth – Bridges to Pals is looking for volunteers to offer mentoring relationships to Little Pals. Volunteers must be adults 21 years or older who are able to commit a minimum of four hours each month to activities with their Little Pals. Mentors are screened and trained to provide friendship, guidance and consistency in a child’s life. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 424-0656, ext. 523.
Office Support – MHA’s headquarters is looking for on-call volunteers to assist with photocopying, collating, mailing preparation, assembling of information packets and other clerical tasks. Contact (301) 424-0656, ext. 509.
Representative Payees – the Representative Payee Program is looking for volunteers to provide financial supervision for individuals who are unable to manage their own Social Security or other government benefit due to a physical or mental disability. Following training, each volunteer is matched with a program client and spend approximately six hours per month working with the client to manage the client’s monthly benefit. Volunteers must be well organized, have good basic math skills and be able to work with clients who have a variety of disabling conditions. Email email@example.com or call (301)424-0656, ext. 511.
Sales Clerks – the Montgomery County Thrift Shop (which supports five local nonprofit organizations, including MHA) is looking for volunteers to assist customers with their purchases and write-up sales tickets. Shifts run from 8:45am -12:45pm and/or 1:00pm – 4:15pm at a Bethesda location. Weekday shifts may also be available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 424-0656, ext. 509.
Tutors for Elementary Age Children – Kensington Wheaton Youth Services is looking for volunteers to assist elementary age children with homework in an after-school club setting. Email email@example.com or call (301) 933-2818.
Tutors for Reading & Math – Families Foremost Center needs volunteers to provide instruction/assistance to ensure math and reading comprehension for students functioning on 6th-12th grade levels. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 585-3424.
Violence Prevention Speakers – Voices VS Violence (VVV) provides services to families and youth in schools and local community organizations to build safe homes and communities for our children. VVV is looking for public speakers to assist in reaching parents and youth on topics including anger management, family communication, youth violence prevention and bullying prevention. Speaker credentials will be checked. Email email@example.com or call (301) 424-0656, ext. 535.
Other volunteer opportunities may be available at varying times
throughout the year. Contact (301) 424-0656.