Interages Volunteer Portal

Welcome, Interages Volunteers!

Below you will find a running list of volunteer opportunities. The most recent additions will be at the top. It is recommended that you have already completed the screening and training processes and have completed your background check.

Thank you for volunteering with us!

In-person with Pre-K children at Maryvale Elementary School.

Volunteers are needed to participate with children in art and craft projects, letter games, reading books, and playing with them.  Volunteers are needed daily from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  You are welcome to choose which day(s) work for you.

Maryvale Elementary School -1010 First St, Rockville, MD 20850.

If interested, contact Indira Dingledine at

Redland Middle School Dialogues MONDAYS
A new Dialogues Across the Ages program begins on Mondays from 9 am to 10 am at Redland Middle School. Please note this is being held with a Resource class.  The children may have academic or behavioral challenges.  Two teachers and an Interages Program Coordinator will be present, as well as two volunteers at every table/5 students per table.  In total, there will be 15 students or fewer.

Please let Indira Dingledine know if you are interested.

  • TBD: Volunteers’ training
  • March 27 – Session 1
  • April 17 – Session 2
  • April 24 – Session 3
  • May 1 – Session 4
  • May 8 – Session 5
  • May 15 – Session 6

“I gained more understanding and respect for the older generation.”

“Before this program, I was under the impression that most, if not all, elders were more close-minded and judgmental of our generation. But after talking with some of them, I learned about their lives and how we tend to share similar mindsets and interests. Now, I don’t see older adults as people who are close-minded or mean, but rather people who have experienced a lot in their life and have much knowledge to share.”

Dialogues Across the Ages program at Redland Middle School

A new Dialogues Across the Ages program is starting at Redland Middle School during a 7th-grade World Studies Class. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are available and interested in joining us.

Location: Redland Middle School, 6505 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855

Time: Fridays from 10:58 am – 11:47 am


  • Volunteer Orientation: Feb. 7 or 8 via Zoom (doodle poll coming later)
  • Fri., Feb. 17 (Session 1)
  • Fri., Feb. 24 (Session 2)
  • Fri. March 10 (Session 3)
  • Fri. March 17 (Session 4)
  • Fri. March 24 (Session 5)
  • (waiting for confirmation on April 14 and/or April 21)

Grandreaders Opportunity at Wheaton Woods ES (2nd grade) 

Grandreaders will meet in person at Wheaton Woods Elementary School from 3:00 to 3:45 pm on Tuesdays to read books to 2nd graders for 45 minutes. This program will run from November 29th, 2022, until May 9th, 2023. Each volunteer will read to one Wheaton Woods ES 2nd grade student. A volunteer orientation will be held on Tuesday, November 29th at 2:15 pm in the school right before the start of the program.

The first book that will be read is As Best Friends Do by Ann Jackman & Terrie Manchester.

Wheaton Woods Elementary School
4510 Faroe Pl, Rockville, MD 20853

For more information, contact Indira Dingledine.  Preregistration and background check are required.

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program

The AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) provides social and academic support to elementary children to promote school readiness. Foster Grandparents work one-on-one with children in their classrooms at least 20 hours a week for an entire school year. Among other activities, Foster Grandparents provide and reinforce values to children in a smaller classroom group. At the moment, Foster Grandparents will provide support in local elementary schools and other host sites throughout Montgomery County.


  • you are at least 55 years of age
  • you are either a U.S. citizen or a green card holder
  • you are at or below 400% income level which is $54,360/yr per single adult. Those who meet certain income guidelines receive a stipend of $4.00/hour
  • you can commit to at least 20 hours per week for a full school year of volunteering

All FGP volunteers receive training, accident and liability insurance, meals on duty, and transportation reimbursement.

Contact: 301-225-4238 or for more information.

You can apply to the Foster Grandparent Program online or by printing and completing the form linked below.

Gaithersburg Middle School

We are continuing to seek more volunteers for Gaithersburg Middle School. Teachers with Emerging Multilingual Learner (EML) students are requesting assistance in English, social studies, and math classes. Note: ESOL(English as a Second Language)  has rebranded to EML.

Please click here for additional details, including the schedule, course information, and the students you’d be assisting. Background check and pre-registration are required. Please contact if you are interested.

Clopper Mill Elementary School

18501 Cinnamon Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

In-person volunteers would assist during students’ intervention or enrichment periods, which are:

  • Kindergarten 2:20-3:00pm
  • 1st grade 3:20-3:45pm
  • 2nd 1:10-1:30pm

Each day of the week, volunteers are needed during these time slots.

Also, pre-K in-class support could be an option – that is all day.  For more information, please contact Indira Dingledine at Background check and pre-registration are required.

Redland Middle School

6505 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20855

is seeking in-person class support for English, science, theater, and chorus classes. Please see the following for details:

**Time Period(s) Grade(s) Subject Notes
8 – 10am 1 & 2 7 Science
12:30 – 1:30pm 5 7 English
1:30 – 2:15pm 6 7 & 8 Theatre 1
2 – 3pm 7 8 Science Needs support for Emerging Multilingual Learner (EML) students
2 – 3pm 7 7 & 8 Chorus Needs support regarding students with IEPs and 504s
1:30 – 3pm 6 & 7 7 Science Needs support for EML students


**These times are rough estimates because there’s a different bell schedule on Monday and Friday versus Tuesday through Thursday. For reference, here is the bell schedule and school year calendar. For more information, please contact Indira Dingledine at Background check and pre-registration are required.