Employment & Volunteer
Whether you want to find employment , a great volunteer role or enrichment opportunities – Montgomery County has lots of options and resources .
Employment and Job Search Support:
- WorkSource Montgomery American Job Centers provide a variety of employment and support resources to assist job seekers. Call 301-929-4350 (Wheaton) or 240-206-5485 (Germantown).
- Senior Community Service Employment Program - The JCA Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides on-the-job training for low-income men and women age 55 and older who live in Montgomery and Frederick counties, Maryland. Trainees receive minimum wage while working at charities and government agencies to build their skills and resumes while delivering valuable community service. Call 240-395-0918.
- 50+ Employment Expo (JCA) - Thousands of mid-life and older jobseekers network with area employers and community resource organizations, get a free resume review and learn new job-search skills. The annual50+ Expo will be held Monday, April 3, 2017 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 5701Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. No pre-registration is necessary.
- Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) offers career resources. Visit online or call240-777-0035.
- The Career Gateway (JCA) - The Career Gateway! includes intensive training, take-home materials, a long-term mentor and individual attention for computer-savvy jobseekers age 50 or older, for a modest fee. Call 301-255-4200 or visit online .
- Legacy Leadership Institute on Public Policy - Sponsored by University of Maryland, connects residents 50 and older who are interested in seeking new careers or have an interest in learning about Maryland legislative operations.
- Montgomery County Volunteer Center:
- Senior Leadership Montgomer is an eight-month program of Leadership Montgomeryfor newlyretired adults, or those considering retirement, who want to learn more about Montgomery County and available volunteer opportunities. Applications are available online beginning in February and are due April 21, 2017. If you have additional questions, call Alison Levingston at 301-881-3333.
- Computer Skills Training (JCA) Skilled instructors help people age 50 and older learn about technology (computers, social media, etc.) for free or a modest fee. Call 301-255-4200.
- Montgomery County Public Libraries offers free online courses in business skills, web design, photo editing, test preparation, job search, grant writing, creative writing and much more.
- Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute - offers a variety of classes for Montgomery County residents age 50 and older. E mail Natasha Sacks at Natasha.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-567-1828.
- Golden ID Program, University of Maryland, College Park - offers free classes to residents age 60 and older who are retired or work 20 hours a week or less, and are not seeking a degree. You may enroll for up to three free college classes held during Summer Session on a space-available basis. Visit onlineor call 301-314-8219 for more information.
- University of Maryland offers free online classes to residents of all ages. These classes are taught by University of Maryland faculty covering topics such as interviewing and resume writing, entrepreneurship and more.
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University offers a unique opportunity to continue learning at the university level. For more information, visit website or call 301-294-7058.
- Washington Adventist University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers free or discounted tuition for adults age 60 and older Call 301-891-4092 or visit online for more information.
- Adult Living and Learning Seminars are offered at the JCCGW and Leisure World. Contact Debbie Sokobin at email@example.com or 301-348-3760.
- Live & Learn Bethesda is a non-profit organization offering enrichment classes topeople of all ages. Go online or call 301-740-6150.
- Transition Network, Washington DC – Capital Area Chapter provides a unique array of events and activities tailored to meet the needs and interests of women 50 and older.
- Washington Metropolitan OASISoffers classes, volunteer opportunities and more for adults age 50 and older. Call 301-469-6800 x 211 for more information.