Student Service Learning (SSL)

There are so many good Student Service Learning (SSL) opportunities for the students. Northwood HS PTSA will regularly update this page to keep you updated on some of the many opportunities available county-wide. 

The best source of information that includes all of the county’s opportunities is the MCPS SSL Website.

Northwood HS Student Service Learning Coordinator

Mr. Hasani Israel

Dean of Students

Phone: (240) 740-6946

Email: Hasani_A_Isreal@mcpsmd.org

Some great SSL opportunities near Northwood HS. Most are ongoing without a specific end date.

If you have questions about these opportunities, please refer to the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website (https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/)  or the MCPS SSL website (Student Service Learning (SSL) – Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD (montgomeryschoolsmd.org)

Cooking: KindCasseroles for Seniors (Ongoing; no end date)
Sponsor: KindWorks | Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Contact: Debra Lang, Executive Director (deb.land@DoKindWorks.org)

For some seniors, food assistance packages filled with staples are an optimal solution to their food insecurity because they do not cook. KindWorks is bringing you together with others to provide ready-made meals to senior citizens services by the Gaithersburg Cares Hub and living in the Hillside Senior Apartment Homes in Gaithersburg.

Cooking: Meals for Women in shelters (Ongoing; no end date)
Sponsor: KindWorks | Location: Rockville, MD

Contact: Debra Lang, Executive Director (deb.land@DoKindWorks.org)

Help provide hot dinner (and provisions for breakfast the next day) for the residents at the Interfaith Women’s Center in Rockville on the first Wednesday of any month, from 6 pm-8 pm. Help by dropping off dinner, breakfast for the next morning, or some provisions for breakfast the next day.

Food Pantry Volunteer (Ongoing; no end date)
Sponsor: So What Else, Inc. | Location: Rockville, MD
Contact: Amanda Li (swevolunteer@gmail.com) or (202) 515-8897

So What Else operates a food bank Monday-Friday. Giving out around 35,000 meals every day, the food pantry welcomes volunteers to come and help feed more families. Volunteer responsibilities: setting up tables/tents, distributing food and supplies, creating produce boxes, and unloading delivery trucks.

Blanket-making for hospitalized children (Ends October 11, 2021)
Sponsor: Montgomery County Association for Family & Community Education | Location: Derwood, MD
Contact: Kathie (kpmack2@gmail.com) or (301) 270-5367

Volunteers are invited to help make blankets as gifts for hospitalized children. Blankets can be made at home, bagged, and delivered to Agricultural history Farm Park at 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD, between 10 am and 12 pm on Monday, October 11, 2021. Look for tables in the first parking lot. Donations of yarn and washed cotton fabric are appreciated.