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TR Volunteers

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Volunteers are more than just helpers. They are givers who encourage participants to participate to the fullest extent and provide support with commitment and enthusiasm. Volunteers are needed on a seasonal basis to either assist program staff, or work as a mainstream/inclusion companion.

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Benefits

  • Earn SSL hours
  • Share your passion
  • Be invited to special events
  • Receive recommendation letters for jobs
  • Make a difference in the lives of others

The rewards are paid in smiles!

Location: Volunteers are needed throughout Montgomery County during the day, evening, or on weekends.

Student Service Learning:  Volunteer opportunities are approved for SSL credit with Montgomery County Public Schools as well as many other private and public schools throughout MD, VA and D.C.

Need more information? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marco D’Ottavi, at 240-777-6891 |

Afterschool, Evenings, Weekends

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TR Volunteers support Classes and Programs

Classes for individuals with disabilities include aquatics, art, dance, fitness, martial arts, several sports programs and more. Check out the current Guide or visit ActiveMONTGOMERY for an up-to-date list of current offerings.

Special Events

A number of special events such as theme dances, pool parties and picnics are offered throughout the year. Assisting with one of these events is a great opportunity to volunteer on a one time basis.

Afterschool Programs

Volunteers are needed during afterschool hours to assist individuals with a disability participate in recreation programs with individuals without disabilities. Programs meet at many of our recreation department community centers and schools. Free training provided!

Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities

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TR Junior Leader

Be a leader that makes a difference! Gain valuable leadership experience while you assist campers various disabilities. Develop your communication and planning skills while you learn to lead a sport, game, or craft activity with the campers.

All Therapeutic Recreation Junior Leader registrants must attend one of the mandatory summer TR Junior Leader trainings listed at ActiveMongomery.org

Summer Camp Mainstream/Inclusion Companions

Volunteers experience, first hand, the satisfaction of helping an individual with a disability participate in recreation programs with individuals without disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist in our Camps, Classes, and Summer Fun Centers. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marco D'Octtavi, at 240-777-6891 to discuss placement considerations such as program location.

All Mainstream/Inclusion Companions must attend one of the mandatory TR Volunteer Companion Trainings listed at ActiveMontgomery.org prior to starting your placement.

Here is a video showcasing the Volunteer experience

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Other Opportunities:

In addition to volunteer opportunities, there are also employment opportunities with Montgomery County Recreation.

If you still haven’t found the right fit for your interests and your skills, additional volunteer opportunities in other agencies can be found at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center.

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