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.


Germantown: 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.

Rockville: Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville MD 20850 - Meeting Rooms on 1st & 2nd Floors
PARKING: Rockville Town Square garages, which are clearly labeled Garage A (letter A in green - accessible from Maryland Avenue entrance near Beall Avenue and from Hungerford Drive), Garage B (letter B in blue - accessible from the driveway between Gold's Gym and Pandora), and Garage C.
Please note that there are two garages accessible from the driveway between Gold's Gym and Pandora. The first garage to the left after driving between the buildings does not have validated parking. Please continue past the first parking entrance on the left and down the hill under the blue sign that says Garage B to access the garage for which parking can be validated.
Bring your parking ticket with you to have it verified.


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