Montgomery County is home to more than a million people. The kinds of recreation programs and activities provided by Montgomery County Recreation are as diverse as the people who live here. From aquatics and sports programs to dance, arts and crafts, cooking, music, fitness programs and therapeutic programs for people with disabilities, there are offerings appropriate for all age groups, interests and abilities.

Many of these programs are supported by volunteers, who contribute their time and talents to enhancing the quality of life for the residents who participate in Recreation programs each year.

Whether you are looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community, either as an individual or part of a group, are seeking new experiences and skills, or need to fulfill Student Service Learning (SSL) requirements, there is a Recreation volunteer opportunity that will suit your interests and needs. Volunteering to help others can be life changing.

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Qualifications and FAQ

Interested in volunteering, but need a little more information? Check out our frequently asked questions.

Policy and Procedures

Montgomery County Recreation’s volunteer procedures have been established for the benefit of all to assure the safety and to provide enjoyable recreation volunteer experience. We are appreciative of all persons who are willing to commit time and energy.

Student Service Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) believes that service learning addresses recognized community needs and is connected to curriculum goals. Students may begin to earn student service learning (SSL) hours the summer after completing Grade 5.

Senior Volunteers

Volunteers provide the Recreation Department with much-needed help for a wide variety of Senior Programs that serve residents who are 55 and older.

TR Volunteers

Therapeutic Recreation volunteers are needed on a seasonal basis to assist program staff or as a mainstream/inclusion companion.

More Volunteer Opportunities

Montgomery County Recreation is appreciative of all persons who are willing to commit time and energy. Additional volunteer opportunities are available in:

  • Aquatics
  • Classes
  • Sports
  • Summer Camps
  • Youth Development