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Student Service-Learning Opportunities

Student Service-Learning (SSL) Verification Forms are attached in English, Spanish, and French.  Students and parents should email the completed form back to their professional school counselor or service-learning coordinator so that they may enter the SSL hours into SchoolMax. 

  Standard Forms.

 

Service Learning Opportunities (Virtual/In-Person):  

  • Prince George's County Mental Health Champions - The Children's Mental Health Campaign of the Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for some youth volunteers to help with their social media platform.  For more information email pgworkgroupcmhm@gmail.com.
  • Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) Game on! is offering service-learning hours for students.  For more information, please contact Olivia Medina, Outreach Associate @ omedina@jtcc.org.
  • City of Hyattsville, assisting at city events, city-wide trash-debris removals, non-native invasive plant removal, tree and other plantings, tending & weeding food forests, engaging with Senior and residents w/Disabilities, food & diaper distributions, administrative tasks (shredding documents, preparing materials for city events), serving as friendly hosts at city elections, etc.  The city recognizes and participates in national days of service; Contact Colleen Aistis at caistis@hyattsville.org, 301-985-5057.
  • The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center is a registered, public, non-profit charity that utilizes horses in therapy treatments for children and adults with special needs.  This SSL opportunity would fit any students looking to work in Therapy, Physical Therapy, Veterinary work, Ferrier work, Barn Management, Non-Profit Establishments, etc.  Contact Victoria Serrano, https://www.trrcmd.org/

  • Hispanic Festival - Join us on Sunday, September 17, 2023, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Lane Manor Park for our Annual Hispanic Festival. Assist staff with setup/breakdown, youth games, inflatables, arts & crafts, and other fun activities. Various shifts are available; call the Volunteer Services Office at 301-446-3324. Get involved - PG Parks 

  • Growing Green with Pride - Fall 2023 - Prince George's County will host a Countywide community cleanup program entitled "Growing Green with Pride."  This event supports our Beautification Initiative to make our community cleaner by conducting individual community litter collection events.

  • Black History Month Leadership and Service Awards.  These awards recognize Maryland African-American and diaspora-founded organizations or individuals (adults or students!) that have demonstrated contributions to Maryland by direct service. 

    For more information, check out the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism website. To nominate a student, an adult, and/or an organization, complete this form

  • ElevateHER, Inc. - Students will collect community concerns within Prince George's County to create questions for the candidates in the upcoming elections.  Students will participate in civic engagement and learn the importance of using their voices to enable change.

  • Disabled Veterans National Foundation - This partnership would include students volunteering their time and efforts to assemble our general and women's signature comfort kits in our warehouse.

  • Luv Michael - Luv Michael is a 501c3 Charity with a mission to train, educate, and employ autistic adults.  Students can earn up to 40 hours of service for completing our program. If you are interested in learning about earning these service hours, please REGISTER FOR A ZOOM CALL HERE.

  • Maryland Natural Resources Conservation Service - Earth Team Volunteer Program

  • Latino Student Fund - Provides individualized academic support to underserved students in the DMV area.  Volunteer. Make a Difference.  For more info click here

  • Blood Donor - American Red Cross 
    • Give Blood. Donating blood makes a big difference in the lives of others. Visit the American Red Cross and learn more.
  • Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer 
    • Willing to provide services during a disaster or emergency situation? Register today at Maryland Responds.
  • Virtual Volunteer Opportunity - City Nature Challenge Washington, DC 

  • Virtual Volunteer Opportunity - Library of Congress 
    • Volunteer online at By the People, the Library of Congress's crowdsourcing project. By the People invites you to make documents more searchable for everyone by transcribing, reviewing, and tagging digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library's collections. This work improves search and discovery of this important content. Read more or get started now!
  • Virtual Volunteer Opportunity - Zooniverse.org 
    • Join Zooniverse.org and become part of a global community of people-powered research. The main ways of volunteering are helping with classifications on data, being a beta tester on projects yet to launch, and being a moderator for a project. Read more information or sign up to volunteer.
  • The following WE@home resources emphasize well-being, social and emotional learning, service-learning, and fostering resiliency.  

  • Official Student Election Judges Application 

  • M-NCPPC (Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission) Volunteer Opportunities - Want to give back? Volunteer! Opportunities to volunteer with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation are almost unlimited. Help out at a one-day special event or assist on an ongoing basis. Students can even earn student service learning hours by volunteering with our organization.

  • Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) - Volunteer opportunities

  • Anacostia Watershed Society Service Opportunities are available throughout the fall.  Go to the Our Events tab for more information! 

  • University of Maryland Service Opportunity Resource Link - provides access to a variety of service/community opportunities for volunteers.  **Please note that these organizations and opportunities are not necessarily endorsed by PGCPS and that parents are highly encouraged to investigate the opportunities to determine if the organization and/or activity is appropriate for their child.**   If you would like for an organization to go through the process of pre-approval, please contact the Office of Teaching and Learning at 301-952-6395.

  •  Maryland Tutoring Program Needs Volunteers
    • We look for volunteers ages 16 and up interested in working one-on-one with students on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Riverdale, MD. Latino Student Fund (LSF) staff provides lesson plans and guidance, so all tutors have to bring is enthusiasm and dedication. We have permanent tutors assigned to a student and expected to come every week, and floaters who we call on only when we need extra tutors (which is most weeks).
    • To get involved, volunteers are required to make an appointment for an orientation with LSF staff.  Please contact tutoringpgc@latinostudentfund.org for more information or sign up to be a volunteer at the Latino Student Fund.

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