50+ Volunteering

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Through its Volunteer Center, Montgomery County has a 50+ Volunteer Network that connects skilled volunteers seeking purposeful opportunities with agencies needing specific assistance. Additionally, County residents can search online for volunteer opportunities. 


50+ Volunteer Network

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.

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, such as 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.
  • RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs) opportunities including the RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program and Bone Builder Program

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. For more information, visit our website at www.montgomeryserves.org, or email us at 50plus@montgomerycountymd.gov.


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