Student Service Learning (SSL)

  • Attention all students! If you are looking to earn SSL hours, follow @mcpsvolunteers on Instagram and Twitter! You’ll be able to find out about current SSL opportunities and other important information regarding the 75-hour SSL graduation requirement!

SSL Form Submission Deadline - Summer Forms due by September 29, 2023

Please turn in forms on the SSL bulletin board outside the counseling office.

MCPS SSL Hub has all information regarding opportunities and SSL information. https://bit.ly/SSLHubMCPS

Students are sent a newsletter the first Friday of every month with SSL opportunities.

SSL Form

If an organization is not an approved SSL sight, please fill out this preapproval form before you complete the hours to see if it can be approved. 

Upcoming SSL opportunities listed below:

Summer is a wonderful time for students to engage in SSL opportunities and earn SSL hours towards meeting the 75-hour state graduation requirement! 

Middle school and high school students should continue earning SSL hours towards their SSL graduation requirement by engaging in SSL opportunities during the summer, including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (www.mcps-ssl.org). 

  • Additional February SSL Opportunities

  • Keeping it Safe – Student Video Contest

  • Arise and Flourish
  • Virtual Escape Rooms
  • Additional January SSL Opportunities
  • Sports Plus Volunteers

    Winter 2024 Swim Instruction Program - JCC Rockville location - Saturdays - 3:15-6:15pm, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 - This program is for competitive swimmers only.

    Winter 2024 Swim Instruction Program - QOSTC Gaithersburg location - Saturdays - 12-3pm, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 - this program is for competitive swimmers only.

    Winter 2024 Indoor Fitness and Running Program - JCC Rockville location - Saturdays - 1:30-3:30pm, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24 - You must be athletic

    Teen and Young Adult Bowling Social Gaithersburg, MdFriday, January 19th - 6:30pm - 8pm

    Please let Natalie Liniak - info@playsportsplus.org) - know as soon as possible if you are interested, including how often you would like to volunteer. Also let us know if you want to volunteer with a friend, so we can schedule you together. Please only sign up for days you know you can commit to. You do not have to volunteer each week, but we do ask that you help for the full time frame listed. Volunteers must be 14 years or older unless you have a direct connection to special needs

  • Choose Respect PSA Contest Due February 11, 2024

    10 SSL hours

    The Choose Respect Video Contest is now open!

     

    • Students may earn 10 SSL hours for quality video submissions about healthy teen dating and the impact of teen dating violence.
    • All submissions will be reviewed by a judging panel, with cash prizes going to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and Honorable Mention prizes going to 4th and 5th place. A “Fan Favorite” will also be selected from the Top 5 via public vote during the month of March and will receive an additional prize. The winning videos will be announced at  RespectFest on April 7, 2024 .

    Interested students may view the contest rules and additional information at this website.

  • The Vision Zero Youth Ambassador Program 2024
  • Maggie Nightingale Tutoring Opportunity
  • Brooke Grove Rehab Center needs volunteers! 
  • Female students needed to help local wedding dress shop. . Saint Marys Brides For Haiti Shop  is locatedat 22210 Mt Ephraim RD in Dickerson near Dickerson Market. We sell wedding dresses to raise money for our twin parish in Haiti. Help is needed with managing the inventory, on-site social marketing,  and possibly assisting our sales team. 
    Please call Susan Jamison at 301-525-1555 or email her at SusanJamison3@gmail.com. Thank you. 

  • Teenworks Volunteers
  • Project <3 Linus - Providing Security through Blankets
  • Do you want service hours done over the summer, rather than during the school year when you have sports, clubs, schoolwork, etc...? There are many flexible positions available during different times of the week. Completion of hours is satisfying, but it is also satisfying to help the elderly in our community who have worked so hard in life. Potential roles and application are attached.  

    Any questions or concerns? Email bhackett@bgf.org 

  • Student-to-Student Extracurricular Series - 10 SSL hours -- VIRTUAL/REMOTE MCPS is seeking students interested in developing a video presentation with either a leadership moment or extracurricular skill to inspire, teach, and share with their MCPS peers and the greater MCPS community. Students may earn 10 SSL hours for successful submission of all items identified in the Student-To-Student Extracurricular Series Form
  • Arise and Flourish, is a nonprofit organization based in Montgomery County, Maryland that speaks to students in their health classes about substance abuse prevention by sharing stories from persons in long-term recovery. We bring together like-minded organizations and individuals to share ideas and information concerning the critical social needs created by alcohol and drug dependency in the Washington Metro area.  Arise Flourish advances specific solutions for those needs through prevention, education, fundraising, and issue awareness activities.  

    Students will need to visit the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/) and in the red box “Find a Volunteer Opportunity”, type in Arise and Flourish. Students will find the volunteer opportunity for the cycle of addiction video review project.  This SSL opportunity has been approved by the MCPS SSL department. Please let the students know NOT to use their MCPS email address as we will not be able to respond to them.

    Once students respond for the volunteer opportunity on the site, we will send the student/parent permission slip and detailed volunteer information. Please make sure the students do NOT use their MCPS email address as we will not be able to respond to them. Students will watch two video presentations provided by our organization. One video is our speakers who are people in recovery who share their personal experience. The second video is the presentation on the cycle of addiction which has information on how addiction happens. 

    Students have the ability to earn the following for the quality completion of this project: 

    1) Earn 1 SSL hour for watching one speaker video and the video for the cycle of addiction and completing one paper or artwork or;

    2) Earn up to 4 SSL hours for watching up to 4 speaker videos along with the one video for the cycle of addiction and completing 4 papers or 4 artworks.

    Students can watch anywhere from 1 - 4 speaker videos and the video for the cycle of addiction and completing one paper or artwork for EACH speaker video watched.

  • My name is Andrea Lopez, and I am a Clinical Research Assistant at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National. Our research program is seeking volunteers to assist with studies on autistic children and young adults.  A flyer describing the position is here. This is an excellent professional opportunity for students interested in psychology research, and we look forward to meeting capable and enthusiastic candidates.  

Student Service Learning Graduation Requirement

Summer is a wonderful time for students to engage in SSL opportunities and earn SSL hours towards meeting the 75-hour state graduation requirement! 

Middle school and high school students should continue earning SSL hours towards their SSL graduation requirement by engaging in SSL opportunities over the summer, including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (www.mcps-ssl.org). 

Please review the following important information for the MCPS SSL program:

All Nonprofit Hosted Opportunities https://bit.ly/SSLOpportunities
Nonprofit-hosted Virtual/Remote Opps https://bit.ly/VirtualSSL2020
Overview of SSL Program and Forms https://bit.ly/SSLOverview2020
Guidelines for Virtual/Remote Service https://bit.ly/VirtualSSLGuidelines
Checking SSL on Student/ParentVUE https://bit.ly/SSLonVUE
Interactive Flowchart for SSL Process https://bit.ly/SSLLiveFlowchart
SSL Search Tips on MCVC Website https://bit.ly/SSLSearchTips 
MCPS SSL Hub for Students/Families https://bit.ly/SSLHubMCPS

The requirement for the Certificate of Meritorious Service is 240 or more hours.  Seniors must turn in these hours by March 30th in order to be considered for the award.

The MCPS Student Post Newsletter will be sent out to students the first Friday of every month.

Mo County Volunteer Center
 
This SSL Opportunity is sanctioned and approved with the graduation cap seal of approval by the Mo County Volunteer Center.

 

Veteran Letter Writing:

https://montgomerycountymd.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=615523

 

FOR STUDENTS/FAMILIES:

UPDATES to County SSL Guidlines/ Informaiton

SSL Opportunity:

MC does also have a limited number of scholarships available.  That information can be found on this page.

Volunteers needed for Montgomery County HOC- Senior Planet Project's iPad Essentials Program.  Information Flyer and Volunteer Agreement

Students Speaking Up  FLYER

Students that are interested in participating in the development of the videos can sign up on the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wUrCzXtPXVGrvS5iwIqMPMJzpN0obKL_wTO3mWq0AS8/edit

SSL hours will be provided.