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Washington County's 3rd Annual 


Friday, April 29                             

3 - 7 pm

In celebration of National Volunteer Month, we're excited to bring back the 3rd Annual Washington County Volunteer Expo! This event is completely FREE to the public.

What is it?

Are you a nonprofit looking to build your volunteer base? Are you a community member who wants to give back but you're just unsure where your time would be best spent? Then, this is the event for you! 

Our goal is to provide nonprofits the chance to reach more volunteers and for volunteers to learn more about ways in which they can help organizations meet their needs right here in Washington County. 

When is it?

Friday, April 29th from 3 - 7 pm

Where is it?

Robinwood Professional Center, Rooms 142 and 122 (a/b) by the Atrium. Park in Blue or Sliver entrances. 

Stay tuned for upcoming information on important educational workshops.

Register to attend: For Volunteers

Register to attend: Educational Workshops

**Registration for Organizations/Nonprofits has closed as of 3/18/22.**


COVID Event Adjustments: 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we understand that not everyone will feel comfortable physically attending this event but we don't want anyone to miss out. For this reason, volunteer opportunities will be broken down into virtual and in-person categories. In-person opportunities will have organizational/nonprofit representatives available at tables onsite, while virtual opportunities will have representatives available online via Zoom. 


We'll be updating this page and all social media outlets with the latest event information as it develops.


We're excited to offer educational workshops during the Expo as well! 

Workshop Schedule



Safe Sleep Practices for Infants Mariel Beachley, RN, Program Coordinator, WC Health Department 

Learn about the importance of creating a safe sleep environment for infants. Washington County has the highest rate of SIDS in Maryland. To lower this statistic, the Washington County Health Department has partnered with the national organization of Cribs for Kids in order to distribute safe (and FREE) travel cribs to local families who cannot otherwise afford them. 

Medicare 101 Marcia South, Commission on Aging

  • Learn about the enrollment periods for Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance plans, and Medicare Prescription plans.
  • What Medicare Part A & B cover and the premiums and co-pays associated with coverage.
  • Why you should consider enrolling in a Medicare Supplemental plan (also called Medigap), what the different plans cover, how much they cost, and when to enroll to be guaranteed coverage. It is critical that you are aware of the limited enrollment period for Medigap coverage. Failure to enroll during Medigap Open Enrollment could result in never having access to Supplemental Medicare coverage.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) - Part 1 Kathy Powderly, Executive Director, Hagerstown Area Religious Council

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect the mental and physical health of children into adulthood, and are at the root of many health and social problems in our community. ACEs are common and preventable. and we all play a part in reducing ACEs and building resilience in both children and adults. Kathy Powderly, ACE Master Trainer, will present an interactive workshop where you'll learn about the landmark CDC/Kaiser Permanente ACEs study that clearly showed the impact of ACEs, and a little of the neuroscience to support it. Then, we will briefly touch on some ways to prevent ACEs, build resilience, and promote healing. 

Learning About Advanced Directives & Behavioral Health Susan Lyons, NP Palliative Care, Meritus

Explore advanced directives and what they mean for your and your loved ones. You'll also learn about the importance of behavioral health. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) - Part 2 Kathy Powderly, Executive Director, Hagerstown Area Religious Council

This workshop builds on information shared in Part 1; you are invited to attend only if you have participated in the first session, or if you already have a clear understanding of how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect the mental and physical health of children into adulthood. Kathy will present an interactive workshop with strategies to prevent ACEs and protect children against the impact of ACEs, how to deal with  challenging behaviors, and what you can do to build resilience and promote healing in children and adults. 

Health Insurance Access (through Maryland Health Connection) Anthony Williams, Executive Director, BEACON House

Learn how to navigate health insurance options through the marylandhealthconnection.gov site.

Narcan Training Kari Farrow, Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator, WC Health Department 

Get Trained. Save a Life. Narcan (Naloxone) is a prescription medication that reverses Opioid overdose. In this training, learn about the types of Opioids as well as how to recognize, respond, and prevent an Opioid overdose. Additionally, walk away knowing how to administer Naloxone in the event of an overdose. Participants will receive Naloxone, an overdose prevention kit, and other supplies necessary to intervene. 

Maryland Excels Childcare Scholarships Anthony Williams, Executive Director, BEACON House

Learn how to review and apply for childcare scholarships using marylandexcels.org as a resource. 



Brought to you

This event is brought to you by:

Meritus Health

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Washington County Commission on Aging

United Way of Washington County, MD