Volunteer with SMCR

One of the greatest gifts we can give is our time. By volunteering with Southern Maryland Community Resources, you will help us bridge the gap for individuals with developmental differences so that they are included in the life of our community.

How Do I Volunteer?

If you would like to learn more about volunteering opportunities currently available with SMCR, please call us at (301) 997-8143. Alternatively, you may express your interest by completing our volunteer form and then wait for us to contact you.

Why Do People Volunteer?

Volunteering with SMCR not only provides an opportunity to serve others but also an opportunity to encounter individuals with developmental differences. Contrary to the many misconceptions about them, individuals with developmental differences have many gifts to contribute to the rest of the community. Below are the testimonials of several of our volunteers.

What is it like to be a volunteer?

Take a look at a sample of the wonderful things our dedicated volunteers have said about our program over the years. If you'd like to join their ranks, we welcome you to fill out the interest form below.

  • “It was wonderful! This was a truly great experience; it is very amazing to be able to sacrifice just a small bit of time to make another so joyful and let that person know that he or she is loved.”
  • “I observed people who got handed the harder lot in life be happy and care free for an hour. It was amazing how much the little things mattered.”
  • “In doing the music class with SMCR, I learned about what it means to be human. I met people who were different from me, but we could still communicate and sympathize. We found ways to connect with music and we were able to just enjoy each other’s company.”
  • “I was overcome with inspiration because that day was the first time I recognized that ordinary tasks that I do every day are challenging for people with different abilities.”