COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Montgomery County Updates
County Executive Isiah Leggett is committed to representation on all of the County’s boards, committees, and commissions that is reflective of, and responsive to, our County’s residents. Public participation contributes to the work of County government and provides an important service to the community when a variety of issues, concerns, and viewpoints are presented. Currently, there is a valuable opportunity to serve on the following:
Please share this notice with anyone who may be interested.
Please Note that the BCC Application Process is Online!!!
You may access vacancy announcements for boards, committees, and commissions through the following link: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/boards/index.html . Please read instructions carefully on that page, where you will find a link directly to the vacancy announcements.
FutureLink Board Opportunity
FutureLink is currently seeking board members for it’s organization. Primary Areas of Responsibilities of the Board of Directors include:
1. Promote and seek community support and engagement in support of the Future Link mission
2. Establish annual fundraising targets and ensure that they are met.
3. Provide strategic planning, support, and progress indicators for the organization.
4. Provide financial oversight of the organization.
Family Volunteer Fair
Community engagement is an important value to cultivate for parents, children, students and organizations. Working to engage, advocate and participate in volunteerism allows students to feel a greater responsibility for the well-being of their community. It’s a great way to connect as a family and better understand your children’s dreams, goals. An NYU study released even showed that students do better in school when they are involved in community service.
We invite you to join us! Please save the date – Saturday, September 22nd, from 1-3pm at MYSA Bethesda. Come with your family and learn about participating organizations throughout the community and ways you can spend time with your kids while volunteering for a great cause. There will be multiple organizations speaking with families about fun ways to volunteer and contribute as well as snacks and drinks for guests.
For more info, visit http://mysaschool.org/mysas-second-annual-family-volunteer-fair/
Montgomery County 50+ Volunteer Network
Connecting Skilled Volunteers with Nonprofits in Need
The Montgomery County 50+ Volunteer Network is a unique, new county initiative housed at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. It focuses on leveraging the professional and personal skills of the rapidly growing 50+ population as a valuable resource for nonprofits and government agencies. Through personal consultations, the program effectively matches agencies needing specific assistance with skilled volunteers seeking purposeful opportunities.
For many years, the Volunteer Center has operated the Pro Bono Consultant Program for nonprofits requiring skilled volunteers on short-term projects, and RSVP (Retired Senior and Volunteer Program) whose partner organizations offer volunteer opportunities for seniors 55+. This new program takes the best practices of each and broadens the quantity and scope of the volunteer opportunities available.
The 50+ Volunteer Network actively recruits professionals who are retired or considering retirement, empty nesters, and others aged 50 and older who want to make a significant contribution of time and talent to serve the community. Volunteer Center advisors will help them find an opportunity consistent with the individual volunteer’s skills, interests, and availability. Staff will also work directly with nonprofit and government agencies to determine the types of volunteers and assignments that are the most valuable, as well as provide support to help train, supervise, and manage volunteers.
Opportunities will include:
- Ongoing, program management and support – possibly editing a newsletter, providing administrative and client intake services, managing an event or program, or as a member of a board of directors
- Short-term consulting projects, such as grant-writing, accounting, strategic planning, marketing, web design, or IT help
- Direct services to clients in need, including tutoring or mentoring programs, teaching adult literacy, or providing career counseling to those in transition.
Unlike other programs and web-based services, the 50+ Volunteer Network is unique in its personal matching services, the broad range of opportunities, and the free cost to any nonprofit or government agency that is registered with the Volunteer Center.