Orientation for Organizations

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New organizations and new staff with existing organizations are encouraged to attend one of our monthly orientations.  You'll get an overview of programs and services, an introduction to using the online database and hints on ways to maximize volunteer recruitment. Organizations that engage high school or middle school students as volunteer will stay for the second portion of the meeting that focuses specifically on the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Student Service Learning (SSL) program and requirements for community organizations that wish to be pre-approved for SSL by MCPS. 

Orientation is Required for SSL Approval

Attending an orientation is required by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for organizations that want SSL approval.  MCPS requires attendence at an orientation before your organization will be reviewed for SSL Approval, and also requires that organizations that have been pre-approved for SSL attend an orientation every three years.


Upcounty Regional Center, Room A First Floor, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown MD 20874.

Located at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and MD Route 118. Take 1-270 to MD Route 118 South (Exit 15B). Turn right at Middlebrook Road, then left on Century Blvd. The building will be on the left.
PARKING: Please park in the back of the lot for the adjacent shopping center where there is a DSW shoe store.

Before attending an orientation please take the time to review our website and the MCPS SSL website to understand requirements. Back to How to Register Your Organization