#1 Mentor A Student
With the arrival of the new school year, the City of Rockville needs volunteers for its Mentoring Program. Now entering its 16th year, this program gives adults and high school students a chance to work one-on-one with elementary and middle school students to help them develop their academic and social skills. Volunteers are placed at schools throughout Rockville. Businesses are encouraged to get involved by giving employees the flexibility to serve during the day.
From the City of Rockville’s Community Services:
Mentors are paired with students who share their general interests and strengths. The program is designed to improve the self-esteem and confidence of the students, to motivate them academically and in other avenues, assist them with problem solving, and teach life skills.
“Mentoring provides a wonderful experience for the volunteers and students,” said Cynthia Bangali. “Volunteers do not need any special skills; just a desire to listen and offer guidance, encouragement and friendship.”
The pair meets for one hour, one day each week after school from October through May. The mentors and mentees work in a group setting with other mentors and mentees.
High school students can earn Student Service Learning credit hours for their participation.
For more information, call Cynthia Bangali at 240-314-8317 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
President Obama amended the Patriot Day proclamation on September 10, 2009 to officially and permanently make 9/11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Visit the national site and search on Rockville to find participating groups. You can search by the type of organization such as civic, health, human services, or the arts. You can also sign up and share your good deed. “Reignite the spirit of unity and service that inspired Americans in the days after the September 11, 2001 tragedy.”
#3 Provide Ongoing Help To A Local Nonprofit
Community Ministries of Rockville
Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR) improves the quality of life for the most vulnerable residents by providing services to numerous community programs. Volunteers have been essential to providing these basic services. CMR seeks volunteers with many different skills such as for building repairs, computers, or administrative work. For more information please visit the Community Ministries of Rockville webiste or contact Lynn Arndt, the Director of Volunteer Services at (301) 637-0705 or email@example.com
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy
The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) is looking for a volunteer Professional Development Assistant. They need someone to assist with their Professional Development Institute, which provides training workshops and other support to program staff and instructors of the over fifty programs in Montgomery County that teach adult ESOL. The hours are flexible from home or in their office. The time demands will vary depending on when workshops are scheduled, but would generally be no more than 2-3 hours a week. Contact Rachel Glass at 301-881-1136 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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