Volunteer Program

Our Volunteer Program is launching July 1, 2024.

Volunteers needed

The Office of Consumer Protection's (OCP) mission is to enforce consumer protection laws prohibiting unfair and deceptive business practices to ensure a fair marketplace for consumers and businesses. Activities include complaint investigation and conciliation, business registration and licensing, and outreach and education.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us in our mission!

Join our team as a general volunteer or as an unpaid intern. Opportunities are periodically available. Submit a volunteer interest form and we will contact you when we have openings.

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General Volunteer

Apply now - Volunteer Profile Form 

General volunteers assist in the office’s administrative tasks, mitigation services, events and outreach efforts.

Consist of general adult volunteers as well as these groups:

  • Teen Works Volunteers
    • For those teen volunteers (minimum age 14) with an interest working with OCP that require Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, OCP supports the Montgomery Recreation TeenWorks Volunteer Program. We directly solicit teen volunteers through this robust program and encourage volunteers to contact the TeenWorks team at 240-777-8080 or email  [email protected]  .
  • Professional Volunteers
    • Current or former professionals with an interest in volunteering to provide specialized service support to OCP.
    • If you are interested in being a general volunteer with our office, let us know by filling out our volunteer profile form.

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Unpaid Internship

Apply now - Volunteer Profile Form

Interns are students that support research projects and program development. These volunteers provide research support for unique problem sets and cases, administrative support with office processes while staff responds to requests for information regarding consumer protection rights and remedies and handle consumer complaints. Internship projects tend to run between 10 - 12 weeks in duration.

If you are interested in being a intern with our office let us know by filling out our volunteer profile form.

For questions about the Volunteer Program, please contact Maurice Valentine at maurice.valentine@ montgomerycountymd.gov or by phone at 240‑777‑3740.