Welcome, students! Below you will find volunteer opportunities for summer 2023. SSL hours are available.
The JCA Heyman Interages® Center intergenerational programs have brought children and older adults together for more than 30 years. This summer, the Interages Center is partnering with the Kensington Club, an adult day-care program that engages elderly adults with memory loss/dementia. Youth volunteers and seniors will virtually participate in four shared Music Therapy classes. In addition, the young participants must virtually attend an introductory session to learn about aging, as well as career development in working with the elderly and the arts. (Students must use their personal/private accounts, not their MCPS student accounts, to engage in virtual sessions. Virtual sessions will not be recorded.) An orientation session will be held on Wednesday, July 19 at 1:00 pm
Music Therapy summer program will be held on the following days from 9:55 to 11:15 am.
Wednesday, July 26
Wednesday, August 2nd
Wednesday, August 9th
Wednesday, August 16th
Following these activities, students must do a Reflection Project, producing posters, poetry, art, or other promotional material to raise awareness supporting the dignity of those with Dementia. JCA Interages will share the students’ work, advocating for the dignity of those with Dementia. The youth must be middle or high-school-aged only. Parental consent is required by completing the youth permission slip.
1 poster/art project = 6 SSL hours
(*) To earn the SSL hours, students MUST attend ALL the sessions plus produce a reflection project. Youth Permission slip to be completed by a parent or caregiver older than 18 years.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the following guidelines for student service through live virtual platforms:
Student participation in this service project is at the discretion of the student’s parent/guardian. The nonprofit organization is responsible for maintaining student safety and privacy. The nonprofit organization will determine the number of SSL hours awarded based on the evidence submitted. Parents/guardians should contact the nonprofit directly with any questions and/or concerns. This service activity is designed to be completed within the safety of the student’s home.
JCA is seeking students aged 13 to 18 to engage with older adults with memory loss.
The students will meet with older adults from JCA Kensington Clubs (KC), a daytime engagement program for adults with early-stage memory loss, for activities such as games, discussions, and crafts. Students will have two opportunities (days) to work with KC members. They can sign up for one or both of the following sessions. SSL hours are available.
Location and Dates:
JCA’s Kensington Club at White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Wednesday, July 19
JCA’s Kensington Club at Germantown Community Center
18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874
Monday, July 24
Student participants must wear masks and submit this permission form.
If you have any questions, please contact Grace Kim at email@example.com or Olga Pulgar-Vidal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student participation in this service project is at the discretion of the student’s parent/guardian and must be completed outside of school hours. The nonprofit organization is responsible for maintaining student safety. Parents/guardians should contact the nonprofit directly with any questions and/or concerns.
High school and/or college students will help facilitate the Read Across Generations, an intergenerational summer reading program at one of five Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) locations from July 10 to August 18, 2023. One student is needed at: Aspen Hill Library, Long Branch Library, or White Oak Library. Preferably two students are needed at Gaithersburg Library or Wheaton Library due to more foot traffic at those MCPL sites. This is a 6-week commitment where students will:
See the program calendar for more information about dates and times. The time commitment is 2 hours, once a week at one library location. Please contact Indira Dingledine at idingledine@AccessJCA.org for more details.