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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.

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.

For many years, the Volunteer Center has operated the Pro Bono Consultant Program for nonprofits requiring skilled volunteers on short-term projects, and RSVP (Retired Senior and Volunteer Program) whose partner organizations offer volunteer opportunities for seniors 55+.  This new program takes the best practices of each and broadens the quantity and scope of the volunteer opportunities available.

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 – possibly 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.

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 to any nonprofit or government agency that is registered with the Volunteer Center. For more information, visit our website at www.montgomeryserves.org, or email us at 50plus@montgomerycountymd.gov.


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