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.

Volunteers Needed

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County has an urgent need for volunteer English tutors. Our waiting list is growing by the minute, as more and and more requests pour in each week from individuals who are eager to learn English. We provide the training, the books, and ongoing support to our tutors who commit to meeting with their student for two hours each week in a public place such as the local library, a Starbucks, a community room in an independent living setting, etc.

There is lots of flexibility as far as time and place and our current tutors have said that their volunteer work with us is highly rewarding!

Visit http://www.literacycouncilmcmd.org/for-volunteers/volunteer-opportunities/ for more info or contact Maribeth Hoath-Perez at 301-610-0030 or at maribeth@literacycouncilmcmd.org

Board Members Needed

Aumazo, a nonprofit that empowers young women in rural Cameroon and eventually other countries in Africa through high school education and its endless possibilities, is currently seeking board members. Potential board members should reach out to Jacqueline Audige at (301) 244-9238 or gouzendeu@aumazo.org

Latino Conservation Week – Long Branch Park & Stream Cleanup

Thu. July 19th, 2018

9:00am to 11:00am

Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park

Celebrate Latino Conservation Week by getting outdoors and giving back to your local environment! Join Montgomery Parks and Latin American Youth Center/Maryland Multicultural Centers and spend the morning helping clean up the parks along Long Branch stream, a tributary of Sligo Creek and the Anacostia River.

Volunteers will meet near the basketball court at Long Branch Garland NP. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy closed toe shoes (no sandals) and clothes that can get wet and dirty. Supplies will be provided and SSL hours will be available. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please RSVP to erin.pant@montgomeryparks.com or 301-650-2867.

Pro Bono Tax Attorney Wanted

Silver Spring Village, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps neighbors age-in-place, is seeking pro bono support from a tax attorney to provide guidance on tax deductibility of membership dues. This would include drafting the tax determination for Board review and identifying any required communication to members. If available, please email treasurer@silverspringvillage.org.

Seeking Treasurer for the Rockville Science Center Board of Trustees.

Interested in inspiring a passion for the lifelong exploration of science? Want to be part of our goal of establishing a brick-and-mortar building in the Rockville region to cultivate a sense of inquiry, discovery, wonder, and understanding of the scientific foundations of everyday life? We are seeking a Treasurer for the Rockville Science Center (RSC) Board of Trustees.  The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring sound management of RSC resources and timely reporting to enable the Board to monitor these resources.  The Treasurer also oversees a Bookkeeper.  We are at an exciting crossroads of our almost 30 year history and want you to be part of it.  For further information, please contact RSC Board President Bob Ekman, bob.ekman@att.net.

Help our Young Adults through Summer RISE

Provide our future workforce with a head start this summer! Serve as a Career Experience Host for high school juniors and seniors for 3 weeks in July. Share your workday with a student and show them the opportunities they can pursue. They need you! Learn more and register today to serve as a career host at https://summer-rise.com/info-for-hosts/

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 50plus@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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