Looking for volunteer opportunities? The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.
Special Needs Library of Montgomery County seeks volunteers to help people with learning disabilities strengthen their reading and learning skills. Volunteers must be 18 or older and have general computer skills. Volunteers will be trained on computer software and the use of a scanner that allows printed text to be read to people with learning disabilities. A training session for prospective volunteers will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Special Needs Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Registration required. Call 240-777-0960 or (TTY) 301-897-2217.
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington seeks volunteers to participate in its annual Super Sunday fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make calls to thousands of area residents to secure pledges. For more information, call 301-348-7450 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Tax Preparation Project of the Child Care Resource and Referral Center of Montgomery County seeks volunteers with experience in tax preparation to help low-income families learn about the earned-income tax credit and to file their taxes to receive the credit. Tax preparation will take place from Jan. 18 to April 15 at sites around the county. Volunteer tax preparers will receive intensive free training in early January from the IRS. In addition, volunteer greeters are needed to assist with greeting customers on-site and review the documents they have for tax preparation. Bilingual volunteers are particularly needed. For more information, call 240-777-2600.
Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center needs 200 volunteers to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for 2,000 residents of the Community for Creative Non-Violence homeless shelter. Volunteers will prepare the meal from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. There is a need for table captains, set-up supervisors, choppers, dicers, dessert-makers and chefs. All volunteers must register online at www.dcjcc.org. For more information, call 202-518-9400, Ext. 581.
Interages Inc. seeks volunteers to tutor second-graders in reading for one hour each week at county public elementary schools. Tutors receive training, books and other materials and on-site support. For more information and to sign up, contact Sara Cartmill at 240-463-7411 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passion for Learning Inc. seeks volunteer tutors to work with struggling second-grade readers in county public schools for one hour each week. Tutoring can be scheduled before, after or during school and will take place at county elementary schools. Volunteers can select their top three preferred school locations. Contact Cynthia Rubenstein at 301-562-6014 or e-mail email@example.com.
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