SSL Hours

Stepping Stones Shelter provides Student Service Learning (SSL) hours to students depending on the volunteer activities they perform.

Help Tutoring, Childcare, and Fun Night and Earn 1 SSL Per Hour of Service

Students aged 15 years or older can earn SSL hours by tutoring, childcare, and hosting “Fun Night” with the children at Stepping Stones Shelter on the designated evening when these are offered. Students must submit the application and be approved as a volunteer before engaging in these activities. Access volunteer opportunities and the application here

Deliver A Prepared Meal and Earn 3 SSL Hours

Students (any age) can earn 3 SSL hours by delivering a prepared dinner for approximately six families at the shelter. Learn more about delivering a prepared meal here. SSL forms should be submitted electronically to [email protected]. Please allow for up to 5 days for the form to be returned.

Host A Donation Drive and Earn SSL Hours Based on Pre-Approval

A student (any age) can earn SSL hours for hosting a donation drive. Donation drives or other off-site activities that benefit shelter families must be approved in advanced in order to receive SSL hours by the shelter staff at [email protected] or (301) 251-0567.  Examples might include donation drives such as collecting lightly used coats or hosting a drive for lightly used teenage sportswear.