June 16, 2015

Volunteer Spirit is Here Year Round --Try a Summer of Service

It has long been a goal of the Volunteer Center to have residents, businesses and organizations embrace the spirit of volunteerism year round. That goal now is materializing through the efforts and programs of the public and private sectors throughout the County.

For example, employees in the Public Information Office spent a day in May with more than 200 volunteers from the Marriott Corporation and numerous local organizations and governments building a new playground for 30 children residing at Seneca Heights Apartments in Gaithersburg.

Three hundred thirty employees of Discovery’s global headquarters in Silver Spring recently marked Impact Day by volunteering at 10 sites throughout the County. Volunteer contributions ranged from preparing a barbecue for troops at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Walter Reed and decorating pillowcases for children at National Children’s Hospital to helping families in need through A Wider Circle’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program and preparing students for the workforce through Per Scholas.

But projects like these are just the tip of the iceberg, and, there are still plenty of projects and organizations that need help. To learn more about where, when and how to volunteer, check the Volunteer Center website at www.montgomeryserves.org.

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