Sunday, 11AM @ Fields Rd ES, 1 School Drive, Gaithersburg

Serving the Community

OPPORTUNITIES TO B.L.E.S.S. GAITHERSBURG

Gaithersburg Meals on Wheels, Inc
Delivery Driver: Need drivers to deliver hot lunches and cold suppers at lunchtime to the elderly and shut-ins in the Gaithersburg area. Meals are picked up at Asbury Methodist Village: 333 Russell Ave.between 10:45 – 11:30 a.m., Monday- Friday. Containers are provided for carrying meals and delivery takes about one hour, 8 – 12 clients on each route. Children are welcome to accompany parents. Training is provided. Hours Needed: Monday – Friday; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or once every two weeks.
GUIDE Program at Family Services, Inc.
Tutor: Assisting student with their homework and specific subject as requested. Monday – Thursday after 3 p.m. for at least one hour.
HIP Services
Counselor Aides: Filing, organizing, printing and assembling packages together. Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County ReStore
ReStore Volunteer: Donation intake, merchandising, customer service, loading merchandise, cleaning, maintenance. Other volunteer opportunities are available upon further discussion. Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Housing Opportunities Commission/Forest Oak Towers
Volunteers: Assist senior citizens with learning how to use and navigate a computer. Bi-weekly, 2 hours.
Interfaith Works, Inc
  • Painters/Home Decor: Paint an entire duplex house for a group of clients. This includes three bedrooms, dining room, stairway, living room and bathroom. Needed ASAP.
  • Meal Donors for the Carroll House Shelter: Volunteers to make meals at home and bring them to the shelter.
  • Volunteers can stay and serve the residents or drop off donations at any time. 32 residents eat dinner at 5 p.m. daily. Meals can be dropped off anytime.
Manna Food
Warehouse Volunteer: Volunteer 18 years or older to help with the following: Food Distribution: performing a variety of tasks geared towards creating boxes of fresh food that our clients will receive on that same day. It involves, taping boxes together, cutting boxes apart, sorting through food, putting food in boxes, and helping move boxes out to client cars. Pre-Sorting donations of non-perishable food items. Housekeeping tasks related to the daily upkeep of Manna’s warehouse. The work is physical and you should be comfortable standing for a couple of hours; you may engage in some light to moderate lifting (5 – 25+ pounds) as well as bending and reaching. This is an ongoing need.
Mobile Medical Care, Inc
Providers at Germantown Clinic: Licensed MDs, PAs and NPs needed to see uninsured patients at Mobile Med’s Germantown Clinic. Monday afternoons, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
  • Cook (Hot and Bagged Meals): We serve 3 meals a day, every day, between 60-200+ men in the HBCAC Assessment Center. There is no obligation to prepare the entire amount, any donation is appreciated. If the meal is made for the entire shelter we can arrange to have you serve if you would like.
  • Back to Work Mentoring: Volunteers with professional experience are needed to assist clients at our men’s shelter with all aspects of preparing themselves to go back to work. This includes interview preparation, resume help, and GED tutoring.
  • Collection Drives: Hold a collection drive at your school, congregation or in your neighborhood for the MCCH programs needs. For more information on specific items.
  • Front Desk Greeter: Greet visitors, answer and direct phone calls, and help coordinate donation drop offs. Once support work and data entry possible as well. Must be at least 18 years old, hours flexible.
  • Gift Wrapping Volunteers: Help wrap gifts for clients. Normal business hours, starting mid-December.
  • Groups for Beautification Projects: Organized groups that can provide labor, tools, mulch and planting materials to help with yard maintenance projects. Spring/fall.
  • Projects for Special Events: If you have any upcoming events such as a B’nai Mitzvah, confirmation or other special event we can combine speakers for your class and shelter tours with a collection drive or meal preparation.
  • Outreach Volunteers: Attend community events to educate the public about the issues of homelessness in Montgomery County and to recruit volunteers for our programs.
Rainbow Place Shelter
Evening Volunteer: Heat and serve dinner to clients, pack bagged lunches, clean kitchen/dining area, miscellaneous tasks as directed by staff, and some contact with clients. Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. After 3/31/13, no more volunteers needed until next season 11/1/14.
Shelter Shut Down:
  • Big Shelter Shut Down Day: Heavy lifting, cleaning, putting away/ storage of everything. April 1, 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Daytime Assistance: Cleaning, laundry, storage of remaining items, sorting donations. April 2, April 4; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Senior Connection
Escort Drivers for Senior Citizens: Volunteers from Gaithersburg/Germantown to provide escorted transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store and offer companionship to seniors often living alone. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for medical transportation. Monday – Sunday any hours for grocery shopping and other errands. Schedules are flexible. Minimum age 21.
Stepping Stones Shelter
  • Cleaner/Yard Worker: Vacuuming, dusting, organizing, sweeping, disinfecting, etc. is needed all throughout the shelter. Seasonal outdoor jobs include raking leaves, mowing the lawn, planting, watering plants, etc. We have small tasks that need to be done daily as well as deep cleaning that should be done on a fairly regular basis. Monday – Friday, flexible hours. Some weekends.
  • Clothing Closet Organizer: Sort through clothing donations and put away in proper places within the clothing closet. Fill clothing requests for residents. Monday – Friday, flexible hours between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Donation Drive: Conduct a drive at your school, church, organization or neighborhood to collect needed items for the shelter and our residents. Drive ideas include but are not limited to: paper products, gift cards, cleaning supplies, diapers, bedding, or even birthday kits (cake mix, icing, candles, cups, etc.). We need these items to keep our shelter running and also to give to families when they move out. A full needs list can be found on our website. This is an off-site activity. You can do this whenever you choose.
  • Donations Sorter: Sort through donations from community members. Put donations away in proper places in the shelter. Fill item requests for current and past residents. Monday-Friday, flexible hours between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Meal Provider: Provide an evening meal for the residents. Would like to ask individuals, groups or congregations willing to “adopt a day” of the month to bring in a meal (i.e., every second Tuesday of the month). Dinners must serve 15 – 20 people and can be prepared at home and brought at the shelter. Can be ongoing or a one-time meal donation. Sunday – Thursday evenings, meals served at 6 p.m.
Women Who Care Ministries
  • Administrative Volunteer: Volunteers that help answer with phones, filing, and general office work.
  • Board Members: Seeking interested people to join Board of Directors.
  • Food Drive Volunteers (MCPS/SSL Approved): Seeking volunteers to assist in helping us feed local hungry families.
  • Food Sorter (MCPS/SSL Approved): Seeking eager people to help sort, shelve, and distribute food to the needy.
  • Grant Writer: Person(s) to assist with grant writing and grant research.
  • Photographer: Need a person to take pictures at our events and for other projects.
  • Web Designer: Seeking someone to help update website.
City of Gaithersburg – Parks Recreation and Culture Department
Kentland’s Green Volunteer Positions:
  • Oktoberfest – Information Booth and other positions TBD: Sit at the Gaithersburg information tent and talk to people about our upcoming programs and activities. Prior knowledge about City programs and event preferable and other duties applicable to position. Sunday, October 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Senior Center Volunteer Positions:
  • Computer Instructor
  • Event Assistant
  • Learn to Speak English/Spanish Instructor
  • Open to other talents willing to share with others
All volunteers must enjoy working with older adults; be responsible, respectful, patient and willing to share their skills. Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Actual hours will vary.