Montgomery County Public Libraries
For Immediate Release: 5/6/2014

Free Workshop on Volunteering for Residents 50+ Years of Age to be Held at Germantown Library

A free one-hour workshop, “50+: Vital Living Through Volunteering,” will be presented at the Germantown Library on Tuesday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a question-and-answer session. The library is located at 19840 Century Blvd.

The program is sponsored by VLN-Montgomery County Vital Living Network and Montgomery County Public Libraries in partnership with the Jewish Council on Aging and the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. No registration is required but seating is limited.
During the workshop, presenters, representing non-profits and other local private and public-sector organizations, will share information on a number of ways people 50 years of age and older can find volunteer opportunities. Such opportunities include the Montgomery County Volunteer Center and the award-winning Pro Bono Consultant Program where professional skills on short-term projects can be shared. Other topics include how volunteers can help nonprofits and how to get involved on a nonprofit Board.

To request a sign language interpreter or other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email, with at least three business days notice.

The library’s meeting room is equipped with an audio induction loop system for people who use hearing aid amplification with a telecoil switch or cochlear implants. A limited number of receivers are available for individuals who do not use amplification devices.

To request receivers or other accommodations, contact the Germantown Library at 240-777-0110.

For more information about the program, call Kathleen Meaney Stobie at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, 240-777-2612 or email

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Library contact: Susan F. Cohen, Germantown Library
email:; phone: 301-637-2964

Release ID: 14-201
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