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Volunteer

Every year hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours to help CMR fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable residents of Montgomery County.  Just a few hours a week or a month can make a difference in someone's life.  Do you speak Spanish or another language? Can you hammer a nail, work a computer, or like to work with children?  These are just a few skills donated by our volunteers.  Enrich your life by helping others.  Consider volunteering for one of our Programs.  Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. We make every effort not only to accommodate the schedules of our volunteers but to match their interests with an appropriate program.

Volunteer Services

If you have any questions about our volunteer opportunities, please contact Andrea Kempner-Wink, Director of Development and Volunteer Services at 301-637-0172 or andreakwink@cmrocks.org

Click here for our volunteer application.

Volunteer Opportunities

PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT: needed to help answer phones, file and assist with basic data entry at CMR's main office.

FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Plan a food drive to prepare a holiday basket. CMR is a member of Montgomery County's Holiday Giving Program and we provide several hundred baskets and holiday presents for families in need. See more about the Holiday Giving Program.

Donations are needed for CLEANING PRODUCTS: Cleaner for floors, windows, tub, tile and toilet, dish soap and laundry detergent. PERSONAL TOILETRIES: Shampoo, soap, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, alcohol-free mouthwash.

The Language Outreach Program needs the following for the next session of its language and literacy classes. Classes are taught on Tuesday and Thursday nights at five locations in Rockville for two hours. This program is approved for SSL hours. Volunteers are needed for the following:

TEACHER ASSISTANTS: Must be 18 years or older, training provided.

CHILD CARE WORKERS AND TUTORS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN: Must be 14 years or older; approved for SSL hours.

SITE COORDINATOR: Spanish/English speaker and teaching experience preferred. The coordinator is responsible for the administration of two classes.

HOME REPAIR WORKER: Volunteers (skilled and willing to hammer) are needed to help with simple home repairs for frail seniors.

DATA ENTRY: Computer literate volunteers needed a few hours a month to help with data entry.

INTAKE COORDINATOR: Volunteers (over 18 years old) needed to help interview clients, assess their needs and make referrals for services. Training is provided. Volunteers are asked to work a four hour shift at least twice a month.

DONATIONS: Toiletries (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, toothbrushes and alcohol-free mouthwash), grocery and pharmacy gift cards.

SPANISH INTERPRETERS: Spanish/English speakers are needed to serve as liaisons between non-English speaking patients and medical staff. Volunteers must be over 18 years old and be able to work a three to four hour shift, at least twice a week.

SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS: The Clinic occasionally hosts health fairs and health education events. Volunteers are needed to help register participants and distribute materials.

NURSES AND MEDICAL ASSISTANTS are also needed on a volunteer basis.

PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANTS: Spanish/English speakers are needed to help answer phones, file and assist with basic data entry.

Cleaning Supplies Needed: Host a drive for cleaning supplies for the Clinic for the following items: Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, Small Trash Bags, C-Fold Paper Towels (#2 Box), Rolls of Paper Towels, Antibacterial Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Scouring Powder, Facial Tissue, Toilet Paper, Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Disinfecting Wipes, Windex, Bleach, Pinesol, Dish Washing Liquid, Napkins, Paper Plates, Paper Cups, Plastic Ware and Bottled Water.

Volunteer Stories

Six years ago, when Monica Ramos became Program Director of REAP, Joan, a volunteer with the Program, welcomed her. Since then, the two women have worked closely together providing needed assistance to area residents coping with financial crisis. Joan brought a unique set of skills to REAP, with a career spanning 35 years in nursing and prior volunteer experience in assistance programs similar to our own.

Sean Nelson, a 15-year old student from Quince Orchard High School, was featured in an online newspaper for his volunteer efforts at one of CMR's group homes. Read the article here