Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an important addition to the Melwood community, adding valuable resources to our mission, programs and services. On behalf of the entire Melwood family, we invite you to participate in our volunteer program.


Volunteers are an important addition to the Melwood community, adding valuable resources to our mission, programs and services. On behalf of the entire Melwood family, we invite you to participate in our volunteer program.

Thank you for your interest in the volunteer program! Melwood exemplifies excellence and innovation in the disabilities community through its comprehensive approach to serving people with differing abilities. In support of this effort, we recognize the role of volunteers and encourage the involvement of those individuals who have the commitment, skills, energy and time to assist us in this mission. 

Internship Program

Melwood also offers an 8 – 12 week internship program for undergraduates and graduates. Please complete the application here and send a resume and unofficial transcript to mwhittington@melwood.org.

If you have any questions, please call us at 301-599-7914.

Volunteer Form

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Note: Volunteer Training will be provided



Why I Support Melwood

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    Joyce Williams

    Joyce believes in paying it forward, sowing seeds and making a difference.

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    Susan Matthews

    Susan assisted Melwood in opening the eyeglass recycling center in 2008.

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    Kianna Blakeney

    Kianna Blakeney was searching for a community-based volunteer opportunity when she came across Melwood.

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    Laura Rumpf

    Laura Rumpf has been a volunteer for Melwood's Horticulture Therapy Program since 2012.

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    Aundrea Townsend

    With Melwood, Aundrea can work directly with the people we serve. Her volunteer experience at Melwood has been very rewarding.

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    Ann McClain

    Ann decided to join Melwood to continue using her knowledge, skills and abilities to support people with differing abilities.

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    Dean Hester

    Dean joined Melwood's team because recently moved to the area and was looking for something rewarding to do post retirement.