Student Service Learning (SSL)

 Lindsay Davis

      Lindsay Davis  
      SSL Coordinator


      MCPS SSL Program Coordinator.

Guidelines for working on elections  (including Board of Education elections)

 Scroll down for approved SSL opportunities.

 SSL Video: Why do we need SSL.

 SSL Information Sheet in 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese)

 How many SSL hours do I need for graduation?

  SSL Guidelines for Community Organization 

 SSL Guidebook (English Version)

 MCPS SSL Webpage               

 Basics of "How to Get SSL Hours

 MCVC (Montgomery County Volunteer Center) Website Hints for Student Volunteers


 SSL Opportunities Already PreApproved

 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.  Before starting with an organization, please check with this site.  In some instances, our students have been lead to believe that non-approved organizations had approved status.  This is why it is crucial that you check this out for yourself.  Any student needing assistance with searches may stop by to see Mrs. Tilles before or after school, or during the lunch period.

Other ways to find opportunities:

  1. SSL Bulletin Board located between rooms 107 and 109.  Another SSL Buleltin Board in the Counseling Office
  2. Opportunity announcements sent home through Edline.  (You must "manage account" on Edline to accept emails from the school in order to receive these.)
  3. Opportunity announcements sent home through the Churchill Blips.  You must subscribe to BLIPS to receive these.Butterfly at Brooksifr

 Boy Scout/Girl Scout SSL Guidelines

 SSL Guidelines for Faith Organizations in the Community  - Students may not earn SSL for volunteering in any religious school unless the activity is directly related to community outreach to secular charitable organizations.

 Guidelies for working on elections(including Board of Education elections)


 Pre-Approval Form for SSL   MCPS 560-50 [Now called "Request for Individual SSL"] - All preapprovals expire on May 31 of the current school year.     


 SSL Verification  MCPS 560-51 Must be submitted before the deadlines that are printed on the form.


 Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Application Packet  

 Big Learning Foreign Language (FLES)       

 Big Learning Science and Engineering  

 Interfaith Clothing Center on Twinbrook Parkway <--------------------One of the best SSL opportunity to get a lot of hours.

 Girl Scout Counsil of The Nation's Capital  Click here for MCPS SSL Scouting Guidelines.                                                

 International Cancer Alliance For Research (iCARE)

 Chinese American Parents and Students Association   (CAPSA)

 Civil Air Patrol - BCC Composite Squadron

 G-burg Vettes, Inc.  (Gaithersburg Corvette Club)

 Stepping Stones Shelter (Rockville)

 Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

 Field of Dreams Therapeutic Riding      

 Your Dog's Friend   

 Lost Dog And Cat Rescue 

 Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)                              

 Conservation Montgomery                  

 Special Olympics Md. - Montgomery County (All other Special Olympics Need Preapproval)

 Culture Center of T.E.C.R.O  

 YMCA of Bethesda-Chevy Chase

 YMCA of Silver Spring                

 Emeritus At Potomac Assisted Living    (Formerly Summerville)

 The Village at Rockville Assisted Living    (Formerly National Lutheran Home)                                         

 Farmland Child Development Center (at Wayside Elementary)

 Women Who Care Ministries                       

 Friends of The Library - Montgomery County   

 A Wider Circle                                         

 George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy, Inc.           

 Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture                        

 Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County  (All other HFH need preapproval)

 Ten Thousand Villages Store in Rockville                              

 Humanity TV, Inc.

 Department of Parks: Montgomery County

 Bethesda Lacrosse Association

 Montgomery Thrift Shop Association

 Student Athletes For Educational Opportunities

 VisArts in Rockville

 BlackRock Center For The Arts  

MCPS SSL Coordinator: 

Ms. Donna Kleffman:
Instructional Specialist, Student Leadership, SSL, & Volunteers 

Mrs. Shella Cherry

Coordinator, Student Leadership and Volunteers

Student Service Learning: 240-740-4691

Student Leadership: 240-740-4692