We are looking for Volunteers interested in becoming trail stewards by performing quarterly trail inspections (plus after major storm events) and light maintenance work on assigned natural surface trail segments in Montgomery Parks. Your trail inspection reports and light maintenance work alerts us of safety and maintenance needs and greatly improves the overall trail network.
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 18
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)
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We need your help to keep our parks and streams clean! Due to COVID we have a few more requirements, but organizing and holding a cleanup event can still be fun and is a great way to get outdoors and help your local environment!The Volunteer Service Office will work with you and your team to organize a safe cleanup event.Here are current COVID requirements (these MAY change):-ALL volunteers must fill out Montgomery Parks COVID-19 waivers prior to volunteering at your cleanup.-Volunteers must bring and wear a mask, as it is mandatory to use when a minimum of 6-foot social distancing cannot be met. -Your group size cannot exceed 25 volunteers, and needs at least one adult supervisor per 10 volunteers.-Your volunteers must a pre-register (no drop-ins) with you to control the group size.-You need a check-in list to keep track of those who actually show up to the cleanup.-Volunteer Contact information must be collected during volunteer registration for contact tracing purposes-CDC guidelines should be shared prior and posted at your cleanup.-Volunteers are required to keep AT LEAST 6 feet between them and anyone else outside of their household.-Sanitizer gel provided by you if hand washing is not available.-Shared items must be sanitized between uses. -If bathrooms are available at the site, volunteers use them at their own risk.-Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adultIf you and your group can meet these requirements, and are ready to set up a project, we will need to know five things in order to get your cleanup organized: 1) The date you would like to do a cleanup 2) Where you would like to do the cleanup (a specific location is great but it's fine to have a general area or even no preference) 3) The estimated size and ages of your group 4) How long you plan on working for 5) If you would like to have a private event or are looking for additional volunteers. Click on apply and someone will be in touch to discuss more details!*Cleanups are eligible for SSL HOURS*
Minimum age of volunteers: 5
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
Montgomery Parks Locust Grove Nature Center is a great place for you to do your Eagle Scout project! We are currently seeking Eagle Scouts for various projects: Tree planting, trail restoration, new activities for our Nature Exploration Area and invasive plant removal.
Minimum age of volunteers: 16
Volunteer Type: Scout
Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)
Thanks for thinking of Montgomery Parks as a place for your Eagle Scout project! Sometimes we have ideas for potential Eagle projects, but the number of Eagle candidates far outnumbers them. We often ask the scout to find a suitable project. Choose a park location that is convenient to you and explore the area to see what amenities you can help create or restore. Park staff will work with you to review your project proposal prior to approval. We are looking for scouts that are good communicators, stick to a schedule and are hardworkers!
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Montgomery Parks natural surface trails offers great project opportunities for Eagle Scouts! If you would like to perform your Eagle Scout project repairing and constructing a natural surface trail please click on the job details button below and apply.
Minimum age of volunteers: 15
Volunteer Type: Youth, Scout
Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)
Are you a group leader looking to do some Team Building, have your group give back to the environment, or just them get out in the parks? We can help you with that! We are always looking from groups like yours to help us with several types of projects in the parks, including Weed Warrioring (removing bad plants so good plants can thrive); Trail Projects (building or restoring natural surface paths); Park Cleanups; Nature Center Projects (can including gardening/mulching/restoring play areas/trails/etc.); Gardening; helping New Trees Survive; Spreading Wood Fiber at Plagrounds and many more.Contact our office by applying to this job, or just give us a call at 301-495-2504.We will need to know some basic information to set you up with the right project, including:- Size and ages of group- When and Where would be convenient for your group- Any restrictions (need bathrooms, running water on site)- Group Leader contact information (and anyone who needs to be copied on any correspondence.Thanks - we look forward to working with your group on setting up a great project in the Parks!(Make sure you fill out the GROUP application - it's much shorter!)
Minimum age of volunteers: 8
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
Step back in time to share your passion for history with visitors of all ages. Bring history to life as an Oakley Cabin tour guide. Learn about the lives of Oakley Cabin's African American community following the end of the Civil War and Emancipation. Learn how to make historic toys and crafts, 19th century folk remedies and other living history demonstrations. FREE training provided. Click on Job Details and Duties and Requirements to get more information.
Background check required: Yes
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)
Do you enjoy talking to people about nature and offering guidance while you hike Rock Creek Park trails? This position will interact with the visiting public and provide informal natural resources interpretation and record visitor statistics. In addition, Trail Steward volunteers will help the nature facilities by monitoring trails on a regular basis. Stewards will report unsafe conditions such as fallen trees, washed out trails, vandalism and areas in need of litter pick-up and/or maintenance.
Weekend Volunteer Trail Workday projects are a great way to support one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities. By participating in a volunteer group trail maintenance or construction project you will be helping improve the natural surface trail network for all to enjoy. The minimum age to volunteer is 15 years old, however 13 & 14 year olds may volunteer if an adult family member participates with them. All Volunteer Trail Workdays are SSL approved.*Due to Covid-19 virus group volunteer trail workdays are postponed until further notice. By applying below I will add you to the bi-annual email list to receive an email with the upcoming season's scheduled dates.*
Minimum age of volunteers: 13
A variety of non-native, invasive plant species are present in Montgomery Parks. By their nature, these plants can take over an area quickly and threaten our native plant communities and the wildlife that depends on them.Join one of our Weed Warrior workdays to learn how you can help control non-native, invasive plants and preserve the health of our parks! Instruction and tools will be provided. Workdays are held in parks throughout the county and are led by volunteer Weed Warrior Supervisors and/or park staff. To find out about upcoming workdays, visit the Montgomery Parks' Event Calendar. Under "Filter by category" click on the "Weed Warrior" button to see our events.
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Group, Corporate, Intern