Volunteer Opportunities

Professional schools look for applicants who display dedication to service and helping others.  Students should have 10-12 months of longitudinal service participation prior to applying to professional school. Please utilize the extensive list below to find service opportunities around you. Additionally, please visit the Leadership and Community Service-Learning Office here at UMD for more help!

Tutors Needed in Math & Science at College Park Academy

Love tutoring? Looking for a local community service opportunity? The College Park Academy is in great need for math and science tutors, for middle/high school students. There is a strong need for remediation in these areas in our surrounding community, and there is no better way to give back to our future generation. Check out the attached flyer for more information about the positions and contact Bernitta Johnson (bernitta.johnson@pgcps.org) or at 202-696-3206 if you are interested.

Terrapin Teachers

Terrapin Teachers is the secondary (grades 7-12) STEM teacher preparation program that is a partnership between the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS), and the College of Education.  The Terrapin Teachers initiative began in the fall of 2014.

TT is the gateway to undergraduate and graduate STEM certification for CMNS majors who have or have not considered teaching. We have implemented several strategies to recruit students into our introductory course, TLPL 101.  This course provides students with an opportunity to "try" teaching.  They will teach two science or math lessons at local elementary schools. Please visit their website for more information and how to sign up!

Catholic Charities

HPAO is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Catholic Charities, the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. They operate 58 programs in 36 locations throughout the Archdiocese (Washington, DC, and the counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s).

Catholic Charities assists individuals and families in need, especially those who are most vulnerable. They believe in helping people develop the skills and strength to move from crisis or isolation to stability and growth. They focus on prevention when possible, intervention when needed and advocacy when resources or opportunities are either inadequate or unfair. They are guided in this work by the richness of Catholic Social Teaching.

Catholic Charities provides services in the areas of: mental and behavioral health, medical and dental health, employment and job readiness, food assistance, short and long term housing, and education and employment for the developmentally different.  Need is currently greatest in service-related areas

Volunteer commitment and hours vary depending on the volunteer role. For more information and to apply for the volunteer role that’s right for you, visit the website at: www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/volunteer, or contact Kimberly Dungey, Volunteer Manager at: kimberly.dungey@cc-dc.org

College Park/P.G. County

Montgomery County

Washington, D. C.


Other Maryland Opportunities

Nationwide / Multiple Locations

International Volunteer Opportunities

HPAO Disclaimer: The unlicensed treatment of patients outside of the United States is unethical, possibly illegal, and most certainly harmful to the communities that they are supposed to be serving. Please review the Ethical Principles Guidelines for Providing Patient Care for medicine and dentistry.

HPAO does not endorse the programs listed below, with the exception of the UMD Study Abroad Office. Students should carefully research the programs they are considering.

Study Abroad: UMD Education Abroad

Other Resources

Other Programs