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Become a CaringMatters Volunteer

General Training for New Volunteers 

October 8, 9, & 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day

CaringMatters, 518 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Our programs are growing and the demand for our services is increasing the need for more trained volunteers. If you are looking for a meaningful way to make a positive impact on the community, please join us!


Register now for our impactful three-day training for program volunteers, offered at no charge. Through interactive presentations, discussions and guided exercises, the CaringMatters team presents a broad range of information and skill-building instruction to prepare new volunteers for the following positions that are currently needed:

  • social and emotional support/companions for people with serious illness

  • adult bereavement support group facilitators

  • bilingual volunteers


Information and registration, 

contact Penny Gladhill at or 301-990-0852.

Our volunteers are valued for their compassion, their willingness to provide assistance in time of need, and their many interests and talents that support all aspects of the organization. For nearly 30 years, thousands of volunteers have earned CaringMatters its reputation for outstanding service and care. 

In exchange for our volunteers' time, CaringMatters offers a
friendly, professional team that values talents and appreciates
one’s desire to serve the Montgomery County community.

Our organization holds staff and volunteers accountable for

respecting diversity and differences. We have policies for

maintaining a professional working environment. We honor

our volunteers each year at our volunteer appreciation event. 

We know you have many choices when you select an organization that is worthy of your time, talents, dedication, and enthusiasm. Thank you for considering CaringMatters!

For information about volunteer opportunities with CaringMatters, call 301-869-4673 or send an email with 'Volunteer Interest' in the subject line to 

"Volunteer Voices"

Thank you to the communications team of the Montgomery County Council for spotlighting CaringMatters volunteers and their efforts to make a difference in the community.

“The best part for me about volunteering with CaringMatters is the exceptional heart and dedication of every member of the organization, from the highest staff leadership to the large and varied volunteer force. Something fierce and brave draws us to this work, and I believe it is the compassion and humanity that are the treasures found among the debris of our own experiences of grief. Only service heals.”

– CaringMatters Volunteer

Volunteering with CaringMatters

Volunteering with CaringMatters

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Volunteer Opportunities

Provide caregiving & companionship to those who are on their end-of-life journey – and their families – by simply being there to support, listen and lend a helping hand. 

Train and serve as a facilitator for bereavement groups, which offer grieving individuals an emotionally safe place to gently begin the healing process.

Co-facilitate a peer support group with a school counselor for children in grades K-12 to discuss their feelings about the death of a loved one and develop coping skills.

Train and serve as a “Big Buddy” at  Camp Erin, a weekend grief camp for a children who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. 

Assist with administrative tasks at the Cottage, help organize fundraising and community education events and volunteer at community resource fairs.

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”

- Anonymous

Volunteer Appreciation Event

June 11, 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Event

July 21, 2022