The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Volunteer Center Launches New Website;Sign Up for 2011 Community Service Week Activities

Montgomery County’s Volunteer Center has launched a redesigned website with new and improved features that not only make it easier for individuals to search for and find volunteer opportunities around the County, but also share their volunteer experiences with online visitors.  The new site, focuses on how volunteers can make an impact in our community.           
“The new website is a powerful tool that will allow individuals, businesses and community and faith organizations to find meaningful projects that will make a real impact in meeting the County’s most important needs,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett.  “I would also like to acknowledge and thank Ed Woods, president and CEO of TerpSys, who partnered with Montgomery County to create this engaging new website.”           
Two new features of the website include “Share Your Story” and “Create a Toolkit.”  Volunteers can share a photo and story about their service experiences or share step-by-step instructions for others about how to plan and initiate a service project based on their experiences.             
Also included in the new site is information about this year’s Community Service Week, which kicks off on Saturday, October 16 at the World of Montgomery Festival and concludes on Saturday, October 22 with the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Community Service Day in downtown Silver Spring.  Individuals can find information on how to sign up for existing service projects looking for additional volunteers or register a project of their own.
The new website was developed and built by TerpSys, a customer service company focused on technology with headquarters in Rockville.             
“We are proud to partner with Montgomery County to help encourage volunteerism and community service,” said TerpSys’s Woods.           
“The generous support of TerpSys is another extraordinary example of Montgomery County’s long tradition of corporate responsibility,” said Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships Director Bruce Adams.           
For more information about Community Service Week, or volunteer opportunities throughout the year, visit 

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