Volunteer

Join our team of incredible volunteers!

Our volunteers help make Greater DC a great place to age. Whether they are on the front lines or behind the scenes, volunteers are an essential part of the JCA team.

Volunteers serve as officers and directors of the JCA Board. They mentor children who are struggling in school, help at the Misler Adult Day Center and Kensington Clubs,. serve as computer-savvy data specialists for the Senior HelpLine and help staff our 50+ Employment Expos. In addition, many men and women of all ages work as “special agents,” donating their time and expertise to write articles for publication, take photographs, conduct workshops on aging topics and do much more. We also welcome college interns.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

JCA Career Gateway

A job-search training program for individuals 50+ is looking for fabulous volunteers who can either be a mentor to our CG graduates or a resume reviewer for our job seeking participants.

Contact: 301-255-4215 or career.gateway@AccessJCA.org.

JCA Interages® In-School Programs

Intergenerational literacy, math, and mentoring programs which take place in Montgomery County schools are looking for volunteers age 50+ who will work with an assigned child or small group to increase their literacy or math skills, foster a love of learning, and develop a supportive relationship.

Contact: 301-949-3551 or interages@accessjca.org.

JCA Interages® REAL (Reading & Educating to Advance Lives)

An intergenerational literacy and healthy lifestyle program is looking for volunteers age 50+ to engage in activities with children and their families in the waiting rooms of the Department of Health and Human Services Offices in several Montgomery County locations.

Contact: 301-949-3551 or interages@accessjca.org.

JCA State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

SHIP seeks volunteers interested in helping Montgomery County seniors and individuals with disabilities (and their family members and care-givers) understand Medicare health insurance plans and learn about programs that may help them cover their medical costs. Our Outreach ambassadors help prepare for and conduct presentations, offer information at health expos, and engage with people in communities. Our Medicare Counselors receive technical training enabling them to answer questions on Medicare plans, claims and appeals, extra help programs, and plan analysis tailored to clients circumstances.

Contact: 301.255.4250 or SHIP@AccessJCA.org

JCA Senior Helpline

Senior Helpline provides adults 50+ with confidential information and referral services. Trained volunteers identify callers’ needs and provide referrals for various resources, including, but not limited to, housing, homecare, food and legal issues. Volunteers educate the callers on how to advocate for themselves and their families by providing important questions to ask when acquiring services. Volunteers may also update and organize traditional files and computer database files for Senior HelpLine and Home Care Resource Center. Volunteers must have good computer skills and good communication skills in reading, writing and speaking English.

Contact: 240.290.3311 or 703.652.1515 or senior.helpline@Accessjca.org.

JCA Board Member

Our Directors and Officers are volunteers too! Each is a JCA ambassador, donor, planner, and decision-maker. Typically, Board Members begin their terms of service in the fall, but JCA collects candidate bios year round.

Contact: David Gamse, CEO at 301-255-4255 or dgamse@AccessJCA.org.