Community Resources and Development Department



Be Important in the Life of a Child ...

Join the JLG -RICA Volunteer Team

"One hundred years from now, it won't mater what car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like but - the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child." - Anonymous



How Can I Help?

JLG-RICA invites individuals, community organizations, and businesses to donate their time and talents in many different ways. You can serve as a:

  • Tutor
  • Mentor
  • Crafter, knitter 
  • ....and many more opportunities

Share Your knowledge,
Share Your Time,
Share Your Heart.
You'll Be Glad You Did!


How Can I Become a RICA Association Board Member?

The Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents Association, Inc. is a private, non-profit
501(c)(3) registered Maryland charitable organization whose mission is to organize and provide funds for special programs and projects for the students at JLG-RICA.

The RICA Association is able to provide a variety of wonderful programs for students at JLG-RICA through community support and dedication. Throughout the year, the Association raises funds needed to implement various projects.


How Can I Contribute?

JLG-RICA welcomes contributions to either JLG-RICA Volunteer Services Welfare Fund which helps to meet the day-to-day needs of our students or to the RICA Association, which funds large programs and projects for students and the facility.

In addition, JLG-RICA gratefully accepts donations of new items for our students to include:

  • School supplies
  • Clothing
  • Games
  • Holiday Gifts


How Do I Proceed?

It's as easy as making a phone call or sending an email.

You can reach Marlayna Proctor, Director of Community Resources and Development at 301-251-6838 or email at:                             

Your questions will be answered in a timely manner and you will be guided through JLG-RICA's application and screening process.

For your convenience we have created a downloadable Volunteer Application Form in PDF format. You can download it using Acrobat Reader, please fill it out, and then mail it to us here at the following address:


John L. Gildner
Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents
Department of Community Resources and Development
15000 Broschart Road
Rockville, Maryland 20850-3392


Download the JLG-RICA Volunteer Application

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