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Student Service Learning (SSL)
SSL Opportunities Already Pre-Approved - This is a SEARCH ENGINE set up by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC). Only those organizations with the graduation cap (mortar board) icon have been approved by MCPS
Service completed during the summer — DEADLINE: Last Friday in September.
Service completed during 1st semester — DEADLINE: First Friday in January.
Service completed during 2nd semester — DEADLINE: First Friday in June.
Student Service-Learning Certificates
A Certificate of Meritorious Service is awarded to graduates with at least 260 service-learning hours.
Student Service Learning Opportunities
Brookside Gardens – Volunteers needed!
Brookside Gardens www.parksvolunteers.org
CareerCatchers is an organization dedicated to working with under and unemployed, low-income and disadvantaged residents of the Washington metropolitan area, supporting each client as he/she moves along the self-sufficiency continuum. Volunteer to assist with sign in at the annual fundraiser on April 14th. This event will be from 6-8pm in Chevy Chase. Email Sara Mazie at email@example.com to sign up!
Learning Ally – Volunteers needed!
Learning Ally is revolutionizing the classroom experience for 200,000 students who struggle to read the printed word by providing audiobooks, education, and encouragement to these students, their parents, and the 20,000 educators in nearly 9,000 schools who support their achievement. With your help, we can do so much more to develop the innovative programs and services that empower students to reach their full potential. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must commit to 20 hours of service. Contact Lyn Alexander for more information at 202 756 0416.
Apprenticeship Program: KID Museum
The Apprenticeship Program at KID Museum is modeled on successful mentor and explainer programs in world-renowned science centers across the country that cultivate youth as facilitators for a comprehensive educational experience. Apprentices will work directly with the lead artists and makers as well as the museum’s creative director and program managers to help deliver successful programming by directly assisting with the facilitation of STEAM-based workshops, programming activities and museum exhibits. Apprentice applicants should possess a love of learning and a desire to engage with the public. In addition to earning Student Service Learning hours and being eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award, Apprentices are able to build on skills that can benefit their future and be a part of a team that is becoming a significant resource to DC area families and children.
The deadline is April 8 for the summer session and August 1 for the fall session. Full details can be found by visiting kid-museum.org/apprentice.
Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County - The Resident Services Division of HOC is seeking student volunteers age 15 and older who have an affinity for computers to teach seniors basic computer instruction in various communities around the county. There are opportunities for small group and one-on-one instruction. Topics of interest include: How to use the keyboard? How do I connect with family through Facebook? How to surf the web? And more!
The Resident Service Division also seeks volunteers 15 and older for individual and small-group tutoring for elementary school aged children attending HOC sponsored after school programs.
Please contact Stephanie Moore, Resident Services Supervisor, at 240-627-9699 or Stephanie.Gilbert@hocmc.org for more information.
i9 Sports, a Rockville-based youth sports organization which leagues and clinics for in sports, including flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball for kids ages 3 to 14. Looking for a high school students to assist with the after-school and weekend programs at nearby schools. Qualifications: Dependable students who have a good attitude!
Contact Jon Siegel at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-251-1448