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SSL Coordinator,

Ms. Ann E. Higby,  Ann_E_Higby@mcpsmd.org

Important Links:


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

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Important dates:


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

New Opportunities 


 Ohr Kodesh  Early Childhood Summer Discovery

The Ohr Kodesh ECC Summer Discovery is a preschool-aged summer program that runs for nine weeks, 6/14-8/12. SSL volunteers may sign up for as many one-week blocks as they would like. The program begins at 9:15 sharp and ends at 1:00. Volunteers should who like to play and interact with little kids, and  be able to follow the lead of the adult educators in the room.

We are located at 8300 Meadowbrook Ln in Chevy Chase, just off of East/West Hwy.

Go to http://tinyurl.com/zcs6f5f to sign up for as many weeks as you are available!

Questions? Contact Wilhelmina at summeratohrkodesh@gmail.com

Brookside Gardens – Volunteers needed!

Brookside Gardens hosts an incredible live butterfly exhibit April 27th through September 25th featuring North American, South American, African and Asian butterfly species, including all stages of development (eggs, caterpillars, and pupae) and their associated host plants.   Volunteers at Wings of Fancy welcome visitors, share exhibit rules, and show off exhibit highlights to delighted visitors of all ages.  Volunteer shifts are 9:45a.m.-1:15p.m. and 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. weekdays and weekends.  Minimum commitment of 10 shifts required.  Volunteers must be ages 14 and older.   Training starts April 27th, registration is required and space is limited.    

Volunteers are also needed for our April 24th Earth Day Festival! Join us from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. and help us plant perennials into our brand new Garden Gateway Parking Garden!  Learn about sustainable landscape design and how plants can help manage storm water run-off while helping to beautify our newest garden area.   Volunteers must be ages 14 and older.   Students ages 11-13 may volunteer with a parent/adult guardian.


For more information about the above volunteer opportunities, contact the Brookside Gardens Volunteer Desk at 301.962.1429, email mcp-gardenvolunteer@montgomeryparks.org or to apply online, visit www.parksvolunteers.org   


CareerCatchers Event

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 saramazie@aol.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 Sportsa 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: jon.siegel@i9sports.com or 202-251-1448