Easter Seals of the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region

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Basic Information

Address: 1420 Spring Street Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone Number: (301) 920-9748
Fax Number: (301) 920-9770
Director: Adrienne Montgomery

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Individuals with disabilities, veteran and military families.
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Veteran and military families.
Ages for Volunteer: 17+
Hours of Service: 45 hours total (8-12 hours per week).
Minimum Hours Required: 45 hours total (8-12 hours per week).
Days of Service: Dependent upon availability.
Mission Statement:

Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For 75 years, Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region has provided community-based programs to serve individuals of all ages with disabilities, whether the disability is a result of a birth defect, injury, disease, or the aging process. However, our programs are open to individuals of all ages, with or without disabilities, who can benefit from the services we provide. Easter Seals offers three core programs to serve you. These include early education and child care, home and community-based therapy, and senior day services. In addition, we offer rehabilitative services, support groups, early identification programs, information, advocacy, and referral.

Additional Information:

 We are currently seeking civilians, current military members and veterans, ages 17 and older, for opportunities in community service that use their knowledge, experience, and skills to make their world better. As a volunteer, you will be providing in-home respite care to an older adult or child and will be helping a family caregiver by giving them a much-needed short break. Respite activities include preparing light snacks or lunches, engaging in activities with the care recipient such as puzzles, games, homework, watching movies, etc.


-At least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED 
-1 year commitment of 450 hours of service during the year (approximately 10-12 hours/week) starting January 2013 until September 2013.
-Be a legal resident or citizen of the United States 
-Participate in monthly meetings and training 
-Ability to become First Aid/CPR qualified 
-Ability to pass a background check. Must have a clean State Criminal Background Check and National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) 
-Basic computer skills 
-Reliable transportation 
-Be flexible and available in terms of service activity schedules

Volunteers will receive Pre-Service training, as well as, monthly trainings during the year. Also, volunteers will receive a monthly stipend of $100 and an education fund of $1,428.00 (upon successful completion of the 450 service hours).