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Student Service Learning

SSL CoordinatorMs. Evan Anderson

SSL Office: Counseling Department

Office Phone number: 301-610-8057



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Important Links:

MCPS Student Service Learning Home Page.    

MCPS SSL Guidebooks  

(English, Español, Français, Amharic, Việt Nam, and 한국어 Versions)    


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. Before starting with an organization, please check with this site. Any student needing assistance with searches may stop by to see Ms. Anderson before school, during lunch, or after school.  

Montgomery County Volunteer Center

SSL Forms: 

SSL Pre-Approval Form [Form 560-50] 

SSL Activity Verification [Form 560-51]  


Important Dates:


Service Completed During…

Deadline to Turn in Hours

The summer

Recommended by: September 28th, 2018

Accepted until: June 7th, 2019

1st Semester

Recommended by: January 4th

Accepted UntilJune 7th, 2019

2nd Semester

 June 7th, 2019



Senior Hours/Awards

Deadline to Turn in Hours

Certificate of Meritorious Service Award (260+ hours)

 April 5th, 2019

SSL requirement completed for graduation

 May 3rd, 2019

Student Service Learning Opportunities 

Looking for ways to earn SSL Hours? You can get volunteer opportunities delivered straight to your inbox by subscribing to the Montgomery County's Volunteer Center's monthly email newsletter here: and get notices of last-minute volunteer needs in your Facebook feed by liking the Volunteer Center's page at



New Opportunities

VisArts at Rockville - VisArts is a non-profit contemporary art gallery in Rockville Town Square always looking for new volunteers! Volunteers monitor the galleries and assist visitors. Earn SSL Hours os VisArts tuition credit.

CLICK HERE for more information and to sign-up.



Family Services, Inc. is looking for student volunteers! CLICK HERE for specifics on upcoming events and information on how to register!


Jubilee Association of Maryland

 Jubilee Association of Maryland provides opportunities & support for adults with intellectual & other developmental disabilities to love in & enrich their community while fulfilling their personal, family, social, & spiritual needs. The association bases its work on a belief in the dignity and worth of all people, as well as their right to pursue happiness as full, respected members of our society.

CLICK HERE to see specific volunteer opportunities and HERE to sign up!



Interfaith Works Clothing Center (IWCC) in Rockville is the perfect place to complete SSL hours. Volunteers have the opportunity to complete hours quickly and hassle free. At Interfaith Works Clothing Center volunteers sort and organize clothing, greet donors, assist clients while shopping and other tasks that help the staff keep the IWCC tidy and safe for all. You can volunteer: Tuesday - Friday from 9 - 4:30 and Saturdays from 9 - 2. All volunteers must be over the age of 14.

To get started volunteering at IWCC, students can complete an online volunteer application on Interfaith Works’ website. If you have questions about volunteering at Interfaith Works Clothing Center please feel free to contact Rachel Sanborn at or 240 – 641 – 6305.

Kennedy Institute of Catholic Charities - Volunteers needed to alphabetize and file papers. After one training session, volunteers are able to set their own working hours from 9:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday for a minimum of 2 hour periods. Contact Louise Meyer to sign-up


The Office of Consumer Protection is seeking volunteers to provide general office aid. Help is needed shredding, filing, scanning, stuffing envelopes and hand-out bags, etc.  The office is located in the Council Office Building just blocks from RMHS. Call Tracy D. Rezvani to volunteer at 240.777.3636  



Montgomery County Parks - Montgomery Parks offers hundreds of Student Service Learning approved volunteer opportunities. Click Here to search for opportunities and apply online. 


 Rockville Mentoring Program - become a Mentor and earn SSL hours! Click HERE for more information and to sign up!


Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding - Circle of Hope serves children and adults with both physical and mental disabilities helping them improve their lives through therapeutic horseback riding. 

Volunteers needed to assist during therapy sessions. There is no experience necessary and free training will be provided prior to beginning volunteer work. Volunteers are also needed to with with fundraising and social media. 

Click  HERE for more information and to sign up!



KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), Greater DC  

Click here for information about volunteer opportunities and how to sign up!



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 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: or 202-251-1448

Ongoing  Opportunities

Rockville High School Pipe Band - We've been a bagpipe and drumming band open to students in 5th-12th grade for over 50 years! The band is called the Rockville High School Pipe Band but you do not need to attend Rockville High School to join - all are welcome.  Band performances can provide all required SSL hours and there are generous college scholarships available across the United States for piping and drumming. For more information, visit our website:

InterplayCompany Band is a musical organization whose members have mild to moderate cognitive disabilities. They are approved by MCPS for SSL hours and are seeking volunteers to work as with the members in varying capacities. BANDAIDE volunteers must be at least 16 years old, have a reasonable degree of music education (formal, self-taught, or otherwise), and be able to commit to a year of Monday night rehearsals (6:30-8:00pm) and three concerts per year. Musical volunteers play in the traditional band that accompanies the interPLAYcompany Band. It is welcome and encouraged for individuals to participate in both capacities if desired. Also welcome are guest performers and writers of original music. Visit their website at to find out more information about the organization, call the music line at 301-229-0829 or email Paula Moore (


 Homework Helpers – Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR)

Help children in grades 1 - 8 with their homework while their parents participate in ESOL classes. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm or 7:00pm-9:00pm.  Spring semester is March through June.  Volunteer one night each week or both evenings.  Contact Andrea Kempner-Wink, Director of Community Outreach at (301) 637-0172.


Basketball Skill Development Trainers – Maryland Basketball Academy

Volunteers would assist MBA coaches by reinforcing skill development concepts.  Essentially the volunteer would help their coaches.  Volunteers would attend practices and training sessions and support head coaches by supporting messaging and helping to give instruction to individual players. General knowledge of basketball is required.  Volunteers should enjoy helping players improve and want to help them.  Contact Andrew Meringoff, President at (703) 677-1818.


Theatre Company Volunteer – Unexpected Stage Company

Unexpected Stage Company offers various opportunities for volunteers to become involved, ranging from working with props and costumes to ushering to marketing/development research, depending upon the volunteer's interest and experience.  Contact Rachel Stroud-Goodrich at (718) 490-7042.


Homework Helper

The Academy Child Development Center, Inc., is in need of Homework Helpers in their after school program.  Homework Helpers assist elementary school students with understanding their homework assignments, developing study skills and learning approaches for solving math problems. Volunteers are asked to assist students for two hours per week.  High school students in the National Honor Society with a desire to support the education of elementary school students is desired.  For additional information contact Lesley Everhart at (301) 622-1780 or check out their website at  Must be at least 14 years of age to participate. 


Swim Helper – Gudelsky Swin Program

Work with physically impaired adults and children on a one-on-one basis in the indoor pool, teaching swimming or supervising water exercise.  The program runs from September to May, on Saturday mornings.  Two sessions:  10:30 to 11:15am and 11:30 to 12:15pm.  Knowledge needed: basic swimming ability, willingness to help others, ability to follow direction from water therapy instructor and program coordinators.  For additional information contact Melanie & Herbert Dubin at (301) 622-1780 or check out their website at


Childcare Helper – Stepping Stones Shelter

Childcare volunteers needed during the evening (7PM – 8:30PM).  This includes playing games with the children, leading activities, art and crafts, etc.  In nice weather, volunteers can take children outside to playground with parent permission.  Must love children!  Some experience with children required.  Must be at least 16 years of age.  For additional information contact Liz Trabucco at (301) 251-0567. 


The Tutoring Program of the Chinese American Parents and Students Association.

Serve as tutors to help other students, including new immigrants, with their homework and adapting to the American society. The program provides tutoring services every Saturday during regular school year (September to May).  Opportunity is for 7th - 12th grade students, with an unweighted GPA of at least 3.2 and a most recent or average English grade of B or better. Contact Aldrin Leung at (240) 505-6988 for more information.


Community Center Volunteer (City of Rockville)
Assist with after school programs during school year with various activities and tutoring. Front desk volunteers answer phones and do light office work. Call the following numbers for additional information.
· Lincoln Park Community Center - 240-314-8780

· Twinbrook Community Recreation Center - 240-314-8830

· ThomasFarm Community Center- 240-314-8840


Tutor (Community Ministries of Rockville) 

Become a tutor working in English language programs in the evenings with school aged children. Meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings here in Rockville. Must be at least 14 years of age. Contact Andrea Kempner-Wink at (301) 637-0172 or


Nature Center Volunteer (City of Rockville)
Greet and assist visitors, help with animal care and share their expertise to help with unique projects. Assist inside and outdoors, weekdays and weekends. 240-314-8770.


Tutors needed for the Latino Student Fund! - The Latino Student Fund runs a Tutoring Program to help Pre K-12th grade Latino students of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area improve their academic skills. Students are paired up with a tutor that will work with them on homework and building their foundation of knowledge, focusing on math and language arts skills. The one-on-one nature of the program allows students and tutors to establish a strong relationship, which benefits the students in an academic and mentoring capacity. 

Contact: Margaret Mountjoy, 202-244-3438  - Website:


Flying Squirrel Animal Care Taker - Brookside Nature Center has a program that teach residents about Montgomery County's Flying Squirrel population!  To keep the little guys happy and on a schedule, adult volunteers are needed to feed them every night.  They are looking for someone that can commit to a once a week feeding, for a year. There are people to fill in for vacations and emergencies, but they really need someone that is reliable and enjoys nature, animals and being outdoors at dusk! Training is provided. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 

Contact: Geri Drymalski, 301-962-1486



Arena Volunteers - Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and health of children and adults with disabilities through equine assisted activities and therapies. Volunteer are needed to work with the horses and participants. Each therapy session requires a team of three volunteers: one to lead the horse and two to work as side aides to assist and maintain the safety of the participant. In therapeutic riding sessions, a volunteer has the opportunity to work directly with participants, and contribute to their individual success. Training is required and is provided to all volunteers. The training sessions focus on the importance of safety and therapy protocol. 

Contact: Lesley Shear, 301-916-2040  - Website:  


Visit with Seniors at Sunrise At Fox Hill - Want an opportunity to serve the seniors in your community? Volunteers can help call BINGO, spend time talking with residents, play board games, and help with seated activities. An orientation (1 hour long) is required to learn more about the community and the residents.

Contact: Jennifer Weber, 301-968-1853 - Website: 


ArtAbility Teen Mentorship - ArtAbility is a collaborative arts experience created by KEEN Greater DC, Imagination Stage, The Puppet Co., and Glen Echo Park, and designed to provide middle school students with autism the opportunity to engage in theatre arts experiences, help them build social and communication skills, and learn new forms of self-expression. ArtAbility is seeking 10th, 11th and 12th graders to become mentors for the middle schoolers for their spring and summer programs. Mentors will help create inclusion for students of all abilities. Build leadership skills and train in theatre arts disciplines. Guide and strengthen the educational, social, and artistic development of middle schoolers with autism. 

Contact: Beth Wenger, 301-461-2278



Advocacy/Legal Aide Volunteer - Hearing Loss Association of American is in need of someone with a legal background to assist the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. The ideal person would have experience in laws concerning the disabled and some experience advocating for the disabled. Computer experience is required. Mostly research, writing and reading.

Contact: Teri Canniff, 301-657-2248



Join the American Red Cross Youth Team -  Open to volunteers, ages 13-18, to volunteer with the American Red Cross in a group of their peers. Help with a variety of projects such as safety education programs, blood drives, making crafts with seniors, fundraisers, and helping with collection drives.

Contact: Nick Alasomuka, 703-584-8736



Bone Builders - Montgomery County seeks volunteers to lead free Bone Builders exercise classes that help prevent falls and fractures caused by osteoporosis. Each one-hour Bone Builders session is based on bone density research and includes balance and weight training. Pairs of volunteers lead the program. Volunteer leaders receive a full day of free training along with periodic refresher training, and supervision by a master trainer. Classes are needed in Brookeville, Gaithersburg, Chevy Chase, White Oak, Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Cabin John and Cloverly.

Contact: Dawn Praske, 240-777-3043 


Tutor for Take Flight, Inc. -  Help students succeed in school by volunteering as a Tutor. Provide tutoring service to one or more students in one or more academic subjects or in organizational or life skills
Contact: Paul Williams at 240-839-1848 or



Computer Instructor -  Rockville Library is looking for tutors to work one-on-one with community members, as well as teach small classes to learn how to use the Internet including using social media, creating a document, saving materials, applying for jobs, etc. Volunteers should be comfortable working with a very diverse population.  A basic knowledge of computers, Microsoft applications and the Internet use is all that is required. Needs a commitment of 2-3 hours a week or more - weekdays (10am - 9pm) and Fridays and Saturdays (10am - 6pm).
Contact: Uzoma Onyemaechi at 240-777-0152 or



Baseball Field Maintenance and Scorekeeping - Red Raider field in Germantown is in need of regular maintenance to keep it in shape for games, practices and clinics.  People are also needed to keep score electronically.
Contact: Brad Broseker at 301-515-3385 or 



Bingo! at The Village at Rockville - Back by popular demand - Tuesday Night Bingo EVERY WEEK at 6:30pm! This has been a best seller for volunteers to assist residents by calling the numbers, passing out prizes and escorting residents to the game.

Contact: Susannah Brooks at 301-424-9560 ext 17601 or





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