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Thanksgiving is the perfect time to go out and participate in community service activities. The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is one opportunity WJ students are encouraged to get involved with.

There are a wide range of SSL Opportunities at WJ. Here we will be posting the opportunities that we know, so check regularly for anything you like. If you are looking for events in the county, Montgomery Volunteer is an amazing resource.

If you are a club, teacher or event organizer at WJ wishing to have your event up, please email us at the [email protected] or on Instagram: @humansofwj. Please include When, Where, What and Contact information.

Underclassmen Mentoring

Event time: ongoing

9th grade Success is a tutoring/mentoring event at WJ. With the help of tutors and mentors last year, 25/27 students were able to pass onto 10th grade. The problem is, they still need help. Ms. Vernitta Tucker, 10th grade administrator, is organizing a weekly after school tutoring time for them.

They are looking for people strong in Math and Science (English and Social Studies is acceptable). All classes are on-level classes\; no AP tutoring.

When: one hour after school, time is decided with the student.
Where: WJ
If you wish to apply, please send an email to [email protected]
You get SSL for every hour you tutor.

Thanksgiving Parade

Closes: November 23rd

The Minority Scholars Program will be attending Thanksgiving parade this Saturday in Silver Spring.
(Encourage people to carpool, those that drive can offer rides to those that don’t).

The students will of course receive SSL Hours
The Councilmember, Will Jawando, will provide nourishment at the end of the Parade
Most importantly, we will make a huge statement about the seriousness of tackling the Opportunity Gap and creating true equity!

The Parade is from 10am to 12 Noon on Saturday, the 23rd of the Month. Below is the information.

9th Grade Success

Event time: ongoing

The transition from middle school to high school is difficult for some students. 9th grade success helps tutoring and mentoring 9th graders in science, math, english and social studies.

When: after school on Thursday and Tuesday.
Where: G40
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa8aa2ba7f58-9thgrade

International Club Thanksgiving Dinner

Closes: November 25th

The international club is hosting its second Thanksgiving Dinner. Last time there was so much food and it was so much fun! This year they are encouraging people to bring food and attend.
You receive SSL hours for the time it took to cook the food and if you serve on the day. (clean up too)

When: November 25th
Where: Room 122

Signing up to what dish is mandatory event planners can balance the amount of food coming.
A list of ingredients used in mandatory too!
Sign Up here:

Moco EmpowHer

Event Time: ongoing

Movo empower her is montgomery county organization that works on supporting women through different careers and opportunities. They meet monthly to discuss women in different careers.

Attending those events earns you SSL Hours. You can also apply to become a member!


Outdoor Education

Deadline for Application: November 25th At Midnight
Become a counselor for Middle School kids!

One requirement of the application is to get a recommendation from a teacher. Please allow the teacher enough time to fill this out so that you can scan and upload it to the application.

Recommendation: The recommendation should just address why your teacher thinks you would be a good fit for an outdoor ed student counselor. They can hand write it and you can scan and upload it to the google form, or you can have the teacher email me directly.

For any questions, email:

Farmland Elementary School

Event Time: ongoing

Help mentor and tutor students in grades 3-5.
One day/one hour a week.

At 2:40pm during elementary school class time, Fall or Spring

Subjects: Language Arts and Math

Where: Farmland Elementary School
7000 Old Gate Rd, Rockville, MD 20852


If interested, email [email protected]

Child’s Play

Event Closes: December 29th

Holiday Gift Wrapping

Where: Congressional Plaza
1661 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD

When: starts November 23rd to December 29th
Morning and Evening shifts available

Volunteers must be 16 years old or work with an adult

Sign up online: https://cutt.ly/kiwanis19giftwrap

Email Matty Gladstone at [email protected] with any questions.

SSL hours available