Catholic Charities Center

Employment Specialist Assistant

Employment Specialist Assistant Volunteer


The Catholic Charities Center serves low income individuals or families in need living in Montgomery County. Our staff welcome in families who might be in one of the toughest moments of their lives.


The Employment Specialist Assistant Volunteer will assist in developing an individualized plan for residents seeking employment and will work with the Employment Specialist to provide resources for skill development and job placement. This includes resume and cover letter writing, seeking employment, completing job applications, and understanding the basics of interviewing.  


Employment Specialist Volunteers will be responsible for:

  • Providing one-on-one employment assistance to residents
  • Assisting the Employment Specialist with employment assistance tasks  


Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  • Experience with employment services (resume writing and job coaching)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Personable
  • Patient



  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older


Volunteer Benefits:

  • Improved communication skills and training abilities
  • A better awareness of those in your community



  • Volunteers will participate in Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation
  • Volunteers will receive on-site training at the Catholic Charities Center
  • Volunteers will have on-site supervision


Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers will assist residents on Thursdays starting between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM and ending between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM
  • Volunteers must serve for at least 6 months


Location: Catholic Charities Center, 12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

  • Parking is available in front of the facility
  • Also accessible via the DC Metro Rail Red Line Glenmont station and the Y2/Y7 bus


Next Steps:

  • Then, join us for Volunteer Orientation to learn more about this role and begin the volunteer onboarding process

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon