HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?

STEP 1

See below for volunteer opportunities and contact volunteer services at andreakwink@cmrocks.org with any questions that you may have

STEP 2

Click here for the Volunteer Application and complete it. Send it to volunteer services at andreakwink@cmrocks.org

STEP 3

Meet with Reach to discuss your volunteer goals and how they match with Reach's needs

STEP 4

Begin a wonderful journey and get ready to make a difference!

VOLUNTEER STORIES

At the end of August, a bright blue Clark Construction trailer was delivered to the Jefferson House so Clark Vice President Steve Hughes and Senior Supervisor Hale Chopp could fill it with equipment and supplies for the complete kitchen renovation of the historic home built in 1869. On Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:00 a.m., Hale was on site to begin demolishing the kitchen. Fourteen hour days followed. Hale's childhood friend Jeff Merritt drove each day from La Plata to work by his side.

This is a story about a dedicated board member and volunteer who has made a difference in many CMR lives. Nancy Gray has served on CMR's Board of Directors since 2005. After retiring in 2012 from the accounting industry, Nancy wanted to get more involved with CMR and our Elderly Ministries (EM) program. She became a "friendly visitor" to one of our EM clients. Originally our Program Director paired Nancy with Mrs. W. They developed a strong relationship that continues even now that Mrs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SPECIAL PROJECT: Help complete our procedures manual by taking on a section to interview staff members and write text. Editing and format will be completed by project lead. Areas that are incomplete: Senior Reach, Housing, Development, Clinic, Deputy Director, Executive Director.

ONGOING: Serve on a Committee (Development, Finance, Governance, Faith Advisory, Gala event). Specialists - or those who want to learn – event-planning and social media, graphic art, customer service, fundraising, and other skills.

FOR THE HOLIDAYS: In November and December, help Reach staff make calls to clients and donors. Organize and record donations, wrap gifts. With your network, plan a food drive, build and deliver food baskets, or plan a toy or gift card drive. On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Thursday and Saturday before Christmas, with lots of volunteers, help clients pick up food baskets, choose gifts for their children, wrap the gifts they chose. Volunteer at our Client Holiday Party and help serve food, supervise arts and crafts, do face painting. More information on Holiday Giving Program.

Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic

For our Fall fundraising event, serve on the planning committee, assist with technology, graphic design, or development of a power point or video piece.

 

Provide clear communication between our patients and medical providers by serving as a translator. Most needed are Spanish/ English speakers. Volunteers must be over 18 years old and be able to work a three to four hour shift, at least twice a month.

Serve as a part-time office assistant. Bi-lingual Spanish/English speakers especially encouraged to serve in this capacity. Answer phones, file, basic data entry.

Medical professionals who are licensed in the State of Maryland in the following areas to provide a few hours each month to see patients:

  • Primary Care, Nurses and Medical Assistants

  • Dermatology​

  • Rheumatology

  • Physical Medicine

  • Cardiology (for consultation and reading of EKG’s)

  • Opthalmology (priority is retinal exams for diabetic patients)

  • Other medical specialties

Donate cleaning supplies or paper products: Most in need: 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, and Bottled Water.

More information about MKHC.

Rockville Emergency Assistance Program (REAP)

Serve as an intake coordinator for the same four hour shift each week. M-F, 9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm at our office at Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic. Interview clients, assess their needs and make referrals for services. Assist with financial assistance as well. Training is provided. Must be available for at least six months and be age 18 years or older.

Organize a drive for Smarttrip Metro cards, Uber trips,  grocery or pharmacy gift cards.

More information about REAP.

Senior Reach Program

Be a Friendly Caller by making weekly phone calls to one or more senior clients. Confirm home care services went well, check on client’s well-being, and provide a friendly voice. Bilingual volunteers encouraged to apply.

Visit a Senior Reach Program client. Make twice-monthly or monthly visits for conversation, activities, to take shopping or similar social interaction. Background check will be performed for this position.

 

Provide lawn care during the growing season with grass cutting, pruning, leaf collection, gardening, etc. Perfect opportunity for a group.

Provide occasional transportation as requested by our client.

 

Assist as requests come in with tasks such as organizing and downsizing with a client, performing simple handyman jobs, setting up technology and teaching basics, and other unusual asks. 

More information about Senior Reach.

Housing Program

Present a workshop about nutrition, budgeting, resume writing, basic handyman skills, negotiation, or researching resources. Suggest a workshop that would teach a life skill or something that might be of interest to 5 women and/or 6 men. Let us know what skills you would like to share.

 

Donate Supplies like cleaning products for windows, floors, tub, tile and toilet, bleach, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and laundry detergent. Kitchen trash bags, hand soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, and sponges are also appreciated.

Language Outreach Program (LOP)

Help teachers with large classes as a Teacher's Assistant. Provide assistance to individual students, lead small group activities, assist with correct pronunciation, and more. Must be 18 years or older, training provided.

Volunteer with school-age children, (Tutor) by helping with homework and other educational activities, serving snacks at times. Child care staff person is always in the room as well and will determine appropriate activities. Must be 14 years or older; approved for SSL hours.

Volunteer with younger children, (Childcare) by speaking English with children

0 - 5 years old.  Help staff keep the children entertained, serve snacks at times. Child care staff person is always in the room as well and will determine appropriate activities. Must be 14 years or older; approved for SSL hours.

Holiday Giving

Call families who are referred to us in the weeks before Holiday Giving distribution to confirm they have distribution information, and our information about family members is correct.  Must be 18 years or older, bilingual strongly encouraged to apply.

Create and organize a group project to purchase and stuff holiday dinner baskets, and deliver to Reach a few days before distribution.

Help us organize donations, and reach out to potential donors to confirm their commitment to supporting our clients.

Check clients off the list, help them "shop," restock, carry donations to clients' vehicles during our distribution events for Thanksgiving and December holidays. Volunteers 13 - 15 years old welcome when accompanied with an adult volunteer. Volunteers 16 years + on their own. SSL hours available.

Organize and gift wrap toys.

Volunteer at our Client Holiday Party, helping with dinner service, at the arts-&-crafts tables, face-painting, playing Santa's helpers, and much more. Volunteers 13 - 15 years old welcome when accompanied with an adult volunteer. Volunteers 16 years + on their own. 

Donate holiday dinner baskets, toys, grocery gift cards and gift cards for teens. Find more information about Thanksgiving donations here, for December donations here.

 

 

One Time Opportunities

Opportunities are listed in our emailed monthly newsletter and quarterly volunteer update as the events approach.

Opportunities that occur every year include selling tickets at the Taste of Rockville at Hometown Holidays (Memorial Day weekend), and filling many needs at the Annual Gala (Spring) or MKHC fundraiser (Fall).

Opportunities for Groups are available - contact Volunteer Services to discuss the goals of your group and what Reach or program needs will match.

Other one-time opportunities occur from time to time. See our monthly newsletter, or contact Volunteer Services.

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.

Community Reach of Montgomery County

1010 Grandin Avenue, #A1

Rockville, MD, 20851

Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic

8 West Middle Lane

Rockville, MD 20850                   301-917-6800

CONTACT >

T: 301-637-0730

E: info@cmrocks.org

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