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Orientation and Training for Organizations

Agency Orientations

New organizations and new staff with existing organizations are welcome to join us for our monthly overview of our programs and website tools. Attendence required by MCPS for SSL guidelines. 

All sessions are 10 AM to 12 noon. Click to signup.


Location / Directions / Parking

You'll get an overview of programs and services, an introduction to using the online database and hints on ways to maximize volunteer recruitment. Organizations that engage high school or middle school students as volunteer will stay for the second portion of the meeting that focuses specifically on the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Student Service Learning (SSL) program and requirements for community organizations that wish to show on our website as meeting SSL guidelines by MCPS.

Networking & Training

Join us for workshops and networking sessions on volunteer management and much more! Click to sign up for upcoming trainings. 

Upcoming Dates Completed
  • Planning Group Volunteer Projects & Engaging Corporate Teams, September 11, 2019 
  • Developing a Well-Rounded Team  - Making Diversity Work for You, June 12, 2019
  • Handling Volunteer Performance Problems, April 3, 2019
  • Volunteer Recognition & Retention - February 2019
  • Volunteer Orientation and Training -
    December 11, 2018
  • Grantsmanship Basics for Nonprofits  - December 4, 2018
  • Interviewing and Screening Volunteers -
    October 23, 2018
  • Instagram for Volunteer & Community Engagment - September 12, 2018
  • Volunteer Recruitment - August 21, 2018 


Germantown Location: 

Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 20874.
Directions: This is the corner of Rt. 118 and Middlebrook Road. From I-270 take exit 15 toward Germantown. Turn right onto Middlebrook Road, then turn left onto Century Blvd to access the parking lot. 
Parking: Park in the adjacent lot between DSW and the Exxon.