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New Montgomery County 50+ Volunteer Network Connects Skilled Volunteers with Nonprofits in Need

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center today officially launched a new program that focuses on the rapidly growing 50+ population as a valuable resource for nonprofits and government agencies. Through personal consultations, the 50+ Volunteer Network will effectively match agencies needing assistance with skilled volunteers seeking purposeful opportunities.

 

In announcing the new initiative, County Executive Ike Leggett noted that "Volunteers make Montgomery County special. The new 50+ Volunteer Network harnesses the vast reservoir of talent offered by skilled, diverse, and experienced volunteers to benefit the County's resource-stressed nonprofit organizations. This innovative program helps serve our neighbors in need while providing our older residents with meaningful ways to give back."

 

The 50+ Volunteer Network works by actively recruiting professionals who are retired or considering retirement, empty nesters, and others aged 50 and older who want to make a significant contribution of time and talent to serve the community.  Volunteer Center advisors help them find an opportunity consistent with the individual volunteer’s skills, interests, and availability.  Staff also work directly with nonprofit and government agencies to ascertain the types of volunteers and assignments that are the most valuable to them, as well as provide follow-up services.

 

The opportunities offered by this program will include: 

  • Ongoing, program management and support – possibly editing a newsletter, providing administrative and client intake services, managing an event or program, or as a member of a board of directors
  • Short-term consulting projects, such as grantwriting, accounting, strategic planning, marketing, web design, or IT help
  • Direct services to clients in need, including tutoring or mentoring programs, teaching adult literacy, or staffing a mental health hotline

Unlike other programs and web-based services, the 50+ Volunteer Network is unique in its personal matching services, the broad range of opportunities, targeted recruiting and outreach, and the free cost to any nonprofit or government agency registered with the Volunteer Center.

 

For more information, please email 50plus@montgomerycountymd.gov or go to www.montgomeryserves.org.


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Release ID: 18-439
Media Contact: Deborah Missal 240-777-2600