Individual Volunteers & Interns

Individual volunteers ages 13 and older are welcome to provide volunteer service throughout the year.  Some opportunities have higher minimum ages and/or other required qualifications. We ask our individual volunteers to complete at least 25 hours of service.  The Arc Montgomery County is authorized for MCPS Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.  After the application process is completed, volunteers schedule their service using our online scheduling software.  Current volunteer opportunities include:

  • Supporting children in a classroom setting (Silver Spring)
  • Socializing with teens in an after-school program (Kensington)
  • Assisting with thrift store inventory and merchandising (Kensington)
  • Facilitating a weekly book club for adults (Bethesda)
  • Serving on our Board of Directors or on a Board Committee (Rockville)

Volunteers age 18 and over who will be volunteering in our Children & Youth Services programs must be fingerprinted to comply with state law; details are provided.

Please bring your completed forms to Volunteer Orientation, or return them by mail to:
Communications & Outreach Department
The Arc Montgomery County
11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD 20852

We believe training volunteers gives them a better understanding of our agency and mission, so in addition to completing a Volunteer Application packet, all individual volunteers attend a one-hour orientation prior to providing service.  Orientations are generally scheduled on the first Friday of each month, from 4-5 pm, and on other dates throughout the year. Orientation is held at 11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD 20852.

We have limited opportunities for interning and job shadowing.  All interns must be receiving college course credit for the time they invest into our programs, and they typically commit to The Arc for an entire semester.  Job shadow opportunities are available to high school students, with a minimum 2-week commitment.  These students all complete our regular volunteer application process and execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the program director.

For more information, contact Deborah Mark, Director of Communications & Outreach, 301.984.5777 x1245.

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