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**Trail Workdays on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks**

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Weekend Volunteer Trail Workday Projects

Volunteer Trail Workday projects are great way to support Parks by helping to maintain and expand the 165 mile natural surface trail network, one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities.

The minimum age to volunteer is 15 years old, however 13 & 14 years old may volunteer if an adult participates with them. All projects are SSL approved.

To Sign Up click on Job Details below and the Schedule Tab on the next page.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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*Trail Rangers*

Location:

Natural Surface Trails - Countywide
MD

Description

If you enjoy natural surface trails in Montgomery Parks and have a few hours to spare every three months (and after major storm events) then becoming a Volunteer Trail Ranger is a excellent way to help steward trails in Montgomery Parks!

We are looking for Volunteers to perform quarterly trail inspections and light maintenance work on assigned segment(s) of natural surface trails in Montgomery Parks. Your trail inspection reports and light maintenance helps improve the trail network and alerts us of safety and maintenance needs.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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*Weed Warrior for a Day Workdays*

Location:

Various Parks throughout Montgomery County
MD

Description

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.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Group, Corporate, Intern

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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12/15/2018 - Audubon Christmas Bird Count - Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton - Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition that started back in the year 1900. 117 years later, the information collected by birders is providing invaluable data to better understand the ebb and flow of bird populations in North America.

Please join our group of bird watchers as we do our part for this annual event. Experienced and inexperienced birders are welcome!

The group will walk the trails around Brookside Nature Center to count and identify winter birds, starting early Saturday morning, at 8:30 am. Depending on the weather and number of volunteers, we will scout until 11:30. It is not madatory that volunteers stay the entire time, but the more sharp-eyed scouts, the better!

The results of the count will be tallied with those collected from all over the county and sent to the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

Volunteers will be contacted with more details after they sign up.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Scout

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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12/21/2018 - Winter Solstice Campfire - Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville - Friday, 5:45-7:30pm

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Volunteers help us make this great yearly event a success! Our campfire is a celebration of the sun's return. We'll tell tales of winter, help families roast s'mores and help children make lanterns to light their way on a short walk.

See Duties and Responsibilities to learn more and then sign up if you are interested.

**We do not take walk-in volunteers**

You must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer for this event prior to the event day.

SSL approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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12/28/2018 - Otus' Rockin New Year - Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville - Friday, 9:45am-12:15pm at Meadowside Nature Center

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Volunteers make this great yearly event a success as they help the families who join us make seasonal crafts, make wishes for the New Year, and help countdown to the "New Year" at Noon (not midnight!) on Friday with our mascot Otus the Owl.

Click on the Duties and Responsibilities to find out more and sign up if you are interested!

**We do not take walk-in volunteers**

You must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer for this event prior to the event day.

SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Conservation Projects at Brookside Nature Center (FOR GROUPS ONLY!)

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Have your group help conserve natural areas on parkland by participating in a service project at Brookside Nature Center.

Projects may include planting native plants, removing invasive species, cleaning-up streams and improving natural surface trails.

Exact project activities will depend on time of year, and age and size of group.

Fill out an application or call to discuss setting up a project for your group!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Eagle Scout Project - Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery Parks is a great place for you to do your Eagle Scout project! Sometimes the Brookside Nature Staff have projects in mind, but the number of Eagle candidates far outnumbers them. It is often up to the scout to find a suitable project. We suggest you 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.

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Scout

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)

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Eagle Scout Project - Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda

Location:

Locust Grove Nature Center
7777 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

Description

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.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Scout

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)

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Eagle Scout Project - Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Throughough Montgomery County
Various Parks, MD

Description

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!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Scout

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Eagle Scout Project - Natural Surface Trails

Location:

Montgomery Parks Trails
Many Locations
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Montgomery Parks' 160 miles of natural surface trails offer many great opportunities for Eagle Scout projects! If you'd like to be considered, please contact us at least 3 months in advance. Parks Trail Staff will assist you in developing your proposal and help with your project to meet the needs of building and improving our trail system.

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

Volunteer Type: Youth, Scout

Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)

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Groups looking for Projects in Parks!

Location:

Montgomery County Parks
MD

Description

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!)

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 8

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Oakley Cabin Tour Guide, Olney, April - November

Location:

Oakley Cabin
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832

Description

Love meeting people from the past? Want to share your passion for history with folks? Oakley Cabin African American Museum may be the place for you!

Join us and become a trained tour guide who will share with visitors of all ages the rich history of Oakley Cabin's early African American residents of the 1800s. Free Training available and SSL hours are available for students who complete training and are able to provide a minimum number of hikes throughout the year.

Click on Job Details and Duties and Requirements to get more information.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Scout

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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Organize a Park and Stream Cleanup Project

Location:

Montgomery County, MD

Description

We need your help to keep our parks and streams clean! Organizing and holding a cleanup event is easy and fun and is a great way to get outdoors and help your local environment. The Volunteer Service Office will work with your existing group or help you recruit one and we'll work with you to find a conveniently located project site. Click on Job Details below to find out how to get started!


(Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult, SSL hours are available)

If you are looking for a cleanup that you can join please check our seasonal volunteer events page.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Weed Warrior Certification Training

Location:

Multiple Locations
Mongtomery County, MD

Description

A variety of non-native, invasive plants (NNIs) are present in Montgomery County 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.

Certified Weed Warrior Volunteers help control NNIs through manual management techniques (cutting/pulling/bagging plant material, etc.). This work can be quite physical, but it is also very rewarding and can have a significant impact on local ecosystems.

To become a Certified Weed Warrior Volunteer (and be authorized to remove invasives anywhere on Montgomery Parks property on your own schedule), you will need to complete a 3-part training in non-native, invasive plant identification and removal techniques. This involves a 2-hour classroom training, a 1-hour online training, and a 2-hour field training.

NOTE: Our training program is currently dormant for Winter. Trainings will resume in Spring 2019. If you are interested in attending one of our future trainings, please click "Job Details" and "Apply" and fill out a volunteer application. We'll send information about our Spring and Summer 2019 training dates as soon as we have them scheduled.

If you're eager to get started, we encourage to you check out our group Weed Warrior workdays (no training required!). These workdays are held throughout the year in parks around the county and are led by volunteer Weed Warrior Supervisors and/or park staff. To find out more, visit the Montgomery Parks' Event Calendar. (Under "Filter by category" click on the "Weed Warrior" button to see our events.)

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Woods Warriors - New Tree Survival Projects (Only Groups Should Apply)

Location:

Various Parks Throughout Montgomery Parks
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Montgomery Parks LOVES trees (just look at our logo!), and we plant 100's of new young trees every year. But unfortunately, until they become substantially bigger, these new trees need your help!

When they are first planted, our trees have wire fencing put around them to protect them from deer and other animals harming their bark. We also try to put some mulch or at least clear up the weeds from around their bases, to let them get all of the nutrients and water they need to survive.

Groups like yours will help us help the new trees that have been "out there" for awhile, that need a check-in to make sure the cages are still strong and working, and the weeds are kept at bay. These projects typically run 2 to 3 hours.

Your Group's Leader will work with our Park Staff to pick from one of many of our reforestation sites that's convenient to your location. 

Please contact Norma Kawecki at Norma.Kawecki@MontgomeryParks.org to discuss your potential project with her before filling out an application.

Dates are flexible, and we will work with your schedule (but weekdays are preferred). Supplies will be provided, but if you have a favorite pair of gloves, bring them! We also suggest that you bring your own water and snacks, dress to be out in a tall grass field with long sleeves and long pants, wear closed shoes and bug spray.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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