COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Montgomery County Updates
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) has a Restaurant Relief Grant Program that will administer and award grants of up to $10,000 to eligible restaurants and other entities like food trucks, caterers, and wineries and breweries that directly provide food service. Applications open on November 20 and close on December 4, 2020. For more information, and to apply, click here.
County Executive Marc Elrich 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:
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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.
Remote Volunteer Opportunities
Story Tapestries wants to put your skills and interests to work to serve our mission. Their goal is to improve accessibility and equity in educational spaces, and beyond, through the arts. Several opportunities available.
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Allison Henderson (CORE 2019) Memorial Scholarship Drive
Members of the LM CORE 2019 Class is honoring their classmate by raising funds to promote the education and advancement of women, specifically:
• Montgomery College students in STEM fields, through the Montgomery County Commission for Women Scholarship
• Female participants with financial need, through Leadership Montgomery tuition assistance program
To give to this worthy cause or to find out more, please visit the Go Fund Me page.
Uniting for Action: Maryland
You are invited to participate in Urban Rural Action’s new Uniting for Action: Maryland program. This is a non-partisan initiative for MD residents 18+ from urban, suburban, and rural areas who are tired of waiting for elected officials to address their needs and want to apply their leadership skills to improve their communities and the state.
This diverse group will meet once a month for 90 minutes on Zoom for structured discussion, small group brainstorming, and collaboration focused on TAKING ACTION to strengthen our communities, particularly in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
For more information and to register: https://www.uraction.org/mdregistration.html
For questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For more information, visit our website at www.montgomeryserves.org, or email us at email@example.com.