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TR Volunteers

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Volunteers are more than just helpers. They are givers who encourage Therapeutic Recreation participants to participate to the fullest extent and provide support with commitment, and enthusiasm. Volunteers are needed on a seasonal basis to assist program staff, or 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: Our volunteer opportunities are approved for SSL credit with Montgomery County Public Schools

Need more information? Marco D’Ottavio, Volunteer Coordinator at 240-777-6891 or email Marco.D’Ottavio@montgomerycountymd.gov

Afterschool, Evenings, Weekends

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Classes and Programs

Classes for individuals with disabilities include swimming, pottery, aerobic exercise, karate, Zumba, Stretch and Tone, dance, art, and several sports programs. Check out the current Guide or visit ActiveMontgomery.org, and use primary search “Therapeutic Recreation” for an up-to-date list of current offerings. These classes run all year, with 6-10 weekly classes per season.

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.

Club Adventure

Volunteers are needed during afterschool hours to assist individuals with a disability participate in recreation programs with their non-disabled peers. The Club Adventure programs meet at many of our recreation department community centers. 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 with intellectual, developmental, and/or physical disabilities. Develop your communication and planning skills while you learn to lead sport, games, or craft activities with the campers.

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

Summer Camp Mainstream/Inclusion Companions

Volunteers experience, first hand, the satisfaction of helping individuals with a disability participate in recreation programs with their non-disabled peers. Volunteers are needed to assist in our Camps, Clinics, and Summer Fun Centers. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss placement considerations such as program location and transportation.

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

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