Join our team of incredible volunteers!
Our volunteers help make Greater DC a great place to age. Whether they are on the front lines or behind the scenes, volunteers are an essential part of the JCA team.
Volunteers serve as officers and directors of the JCA Board. They teach classes at the JCA SeniorTech Computer Training Centers, mentor children who are learning English, and help at the Misler Adult Day Center and Kensington Club. They serve as computer-savvy data specialists for the Senior HelpLine and help staff our 50+ Employment Expos. And many — men and women of all ages — work as “special agents,” donating their time and expertise to write articles for publication, take photographs, conduct workshops on aging topics — and much more. We also welcome college interns.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
JCA Board Member
Our Directors and Officers are volunteers too! Each is a JCA ambassador, donor, planner, and decision-maker. Typically, Board Members begin their terms of service in the fall, but JCA collects candidate bios year round.
Contact: David Gamse, CEO at 301-255-4255 or dgamse@AccessJCA.org.
JCA Career Gateway
A job-search training program for individuals 50+ is looking for fabulous volunteers who can either be a mentor to our CG graduates or a resume reviewer for our job seeking participants.
Contact: 301-255-4215 or career.gateway@AccessJCA.org.
JCA Interages® In-School Programs
Intergenerational literacy, math, and mentoring programs which take place in Montgomery County schools are looking for volunteers age 50+ who will work with an assigned child or small group to increase their literacy or math skills, foster a love of learning, and develop a supportive relationship.
Contact: 301-255-4239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JCA Interages® REAL (Reading & Educating to Advance Lives)
An intergenerational literacy and healthy lifestyle program is looking for volunteers age 50+ to engage in activities with children and their families in the waiting rooms of the Department of Health and Human Services Offices in several Montgomery County locations.
Contact: 301-255-4239 or email@example.com.
JCA Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
A program providing on-the-job training for low-income men and women age 55+ who live in Montgomery and Frederick Counties is in need of Job Search Mentors to review and revise resumes, cover letters, and references, and conduct mock interviews. Volunteers should have excellent verbal and writing skills and be proficient with Microsoft Word.
Contact: 240-395-0917 or SeniorEmployment@accessjca.org.
JCA Senior Helpline
Senior Helpline provides adults 50+ with confidential information and referral services. Trained volunteers identify callers’ needs and provide referrals for various resources, including, but not limited to, housing, homecare, food and legal issues. Volunteers educate the callers on how to advocate for themselves and their families by providing important questions to ask when acquiring services. Volunteers may also update and organize traditional files and computer database files for Senior HelpLine and Home Care Resource Center. Volunteers must have good computer skills and good communication skills in reading, writing and speaking English.
Contact: 301-255-4205 or senior.helpline@Accessjca.org.