If you’re age 50+, we invite you to volunteer with JCA Heyman Interages® Center’s high impact programs. Volunteers engage in meaningful service throughout Montgomery County in a variety of programs that help youth unlock their full potential.
Our programs take place in schools and in the community, helping youth ages 3-18 with academics, self-confidence and an appreciation of cross-age connections. As a JCA Interages volunteer, you can make a difference in as little as one hour a week, or you can increase your impact by giving more time. We provide training and ongoing support and will work with you to find the right opportunity to fit your interests, skills and schedule.
The following Interages programs are on hold due to the current coronavirus concerns.
REAL connects volunteers with children and their parents through literacy and health activities in Department of Health and Human Services waiting rooms. Volunteers read, talk about shapes/letters/numbers/colors, talk about healthy foods, draw and color, do activity sheets, etc. with children who are present. Volunteers also offer free books for children to take home with them. Sites in Germantown, Rockville, and Silver Spring.
SHARE brings together older adult living communities and day programs with youth for programs and fun activities including: conversation, arts and crafts, STEM activities, music and interactive games. Older adults and youth making meaningful connections, learn from one another, and have fun!
Makeover Madness brings adults from senior facilities to the Thomas Edison High School of Technology and Gaithersburg High School for cosmetic services and friendly conversation with students.
IRC provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations interested in developing intergenerational programming in the community. IRC meetings are held throughout the year and an e-newsletter featuring ideas and trends in intergenerational programming is distributed on a regular basis.