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**Trail Workdays | Natural Surface Trails | Throughout Montgomery Parks**

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

Volunteer Weekend Trail Workday projects are a great way to support one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities. Weekend trail workdays take place primarily throughout the Spring & Fall seasons.

The minimum age to volunteer is 15 years old, however 13 & 14 year old's may volunteer if an adult family member participates with them.

All Volunteer Trail Workdays are SSL approved.



Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 13

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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05/22/2022 | All-Anglers Fishing Rodeo | Kings Local Park, Clarksburg | Sunday, 6 am - 2 pm

Location:

Kings Local Park
23930 Burdette Forest Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

Montgomery Park's is hosting our annual All-Anglers Fishing Rodeo this May! Children of all abilities between the ages of 3-15 will be learning to fish at our accessible pond with veteran volunteers to highlight Military Appreciation Month!

On this special day, volunteers with fishing experience will help children with physical or developmental disabilities learn how to fish. Volunteers will also help with setting up and breaking down the site, greeting participants and directing them to the various activities. We need fish counters & weigh-in monitors as well!

To learn more, click on Duties and Requirements, and then click on Schedule or Calendar to sign-up. If you cannot volunteer for the whole day, you can choose either the early or later shift - whichever is most convenient for you!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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06/04/2022 | Pond Workday | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton | Saturday, 10am - 1pm

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*


Join Brookside Nature Center staff and other volunteers for a fun morning outdoors while we get our pond in good shape! We'll remove our old floating wetlands from the pond, separate the plants and materials that can be saved, and prepare any remaining wetland plants for re-potting!

Work will involve getting wet and muddy! Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Don't forget water and sunscreen!

For ages 12+. Children under 14 years old must have a registered parent/guardian with them. Students can earn SSL hours by participating in this activity!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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2022 Weed Warrior Workdays

Location:

Various Parks throughout Montgomery County
MD

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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.

Events are added regularly to the "Schedule" tab; please check back for new events! Please note: if the "Schedule" tab is missing, that means registration is full for all Weed Warrior events. Please check back soon for additional opportunities.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Camp Counselor, Summer 2022 | Chesapeake Week, August 15 -19 | Maydale Nature Classroom

Location:

Maydale Nature Classroom
1638 Maydale Drive
Colesville, MD 20905

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

This is a great opportunity for youth and adults looking to volunteer this summer, along and in the Chesapeake Bay!

Our Summer Camp Counselors help kids explore the Chesapeake Bay and the watershed region through sailing, camping*, canoeing and more!


We will begin the week by exploring the Bay by boat as we trawl for fish, dredge for oysters and analyze water samples looking for microscopic life forms. By mid-week, we take a more intimate look at the Bay's waterways through canoeing, camping, crabbing, and fossil hunting.

*This position requires two consecutive nights of camping in Southern Maryland.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning

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

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Crop Harvesting Volunteers needed! | Pope Farm Nursery, Gaithersburg

Location:

Pope Farm Nursery
7400 Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

Join us for our Grown@Pope Harvesting Events! Volunteers will harvest with the hosts; Food Production and Donation Coordinator, Crop Production Assistants to harvest, collect, and weigh produce to be donated to food assistance providers across Montgomery County.

This project strengthens food security in the county and provides families with fresh produce grown on parkland. When you harvest with us, you'll have a good time and celebrate a good cause.

Instruction and tools will be provided. Most workdays will be scheduled in the mornings at Pope Farm Nursery, Monday through Friday for 2- or 4-hour shifts.

On days when there is minimal harvesting, volunteers will work on weeding or planting new food crops.

Events are added regularly to the "Schedule" tab; please check back for new events! Please note: if the "Schedule" tab is missing, that means registration is full for all harvesting events. Please click "apply" to get on a mailing list and check back for additional opportunities.

Families are welcome, children under 14 must be supervised on a one-to-one ratio.

SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Crop Production Aide | Pope Farm Nursery, Gaithersburg

Location:

Pope Farm Nursery
7400 Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Help Montgomery Park's Pope Farm Nursery produce multiple food crops to assist in the effort to supply and address food insecurities among the county population. The Crop Production Assistant volunteer will support the horticultural staff with the implementation of a crop program at the Nursery.

We are looking for volunteers that can work a 4 hour shift during the week, between the hours of 7am and 3pm.

The work includes but is not necessarily limited to planning/selecting crops, hand planting seeds as necessary, monitoring crops upon emergence, pruning and thinning crop plants as necessary, rotation (turning) of larger crops and harvesting.

This work can be physically demanding, but it provides volunteers the opportunity to work "behind-the-scenes" of the county parks with a knowledgeable, professional horticultural staff.

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Eagle Scout Project | Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Throughough Montgomery County
Various Parks, MD

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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!

*If you or anyone in your household have recently tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time.*

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.

*If you or anyone in your household have recently tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

Volunteer Type: Youth, Scout

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

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Gardener at Black Hill Visitor Center

Location:

20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Volunteers are needed to help maintain the beautiful Black Hill Visitor Center Display Gardens.

These include: a rain garden/hummingbird garden; a raised bed butterfly garden; a raised bed pollinator garden; a fern garden; a Monarch Waystation garden; a log garden; and garden areas around a small pond.

Volunteers work as a group on Tuesday mornings for a couple of hours, beginning May 10th and ending Oct 1. Gardening experience is preferred, but not required. Training will be offered.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Join a Cleanup Hosted by Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Silver Spring, MD

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time.*

Click schedule tab to register for the next cleanup. Please note that when an event fills up, it disappears from the schedule. Cleanups will be added throughout the season, so check back often!


Individual and family volunteers can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff and volunteers!

All cleanups are pre-approved for SSL hours. Children under 14 years old must have a registered parent/guardian with them.

To register for a cleanup event, click the Schedule tab and click "sign up".

For questions contact: volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Nature Center Host | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Do you enjoy working with people and sharing your love of nature? Our Hosts/Hostesses serve as the Nature Center's front line representatives. They welcome our visitors, provide information, assist park naturalists with projects, and enjoy helping guests learn more about Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Nature Center. This is a rewarding job for someone who likes to be helpful and learn more about the natural environment!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Learn and communicate effectively about program offerings and park resources.
2. Greet visitors in a friendly and professional manner.
3. Correctly answer visitor inquiries or direct them to appropriate staff.
4. Promptly answer telephone calls and take messages for staff when needed.
6. Assist with office administrative work, computer work, and program/exhibit preparation as needed.
7. Direct and check-in nature program participants.

Potential hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm;
Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5pm

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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Oakley Cabin Tour Guide (Docent) | Olney/Brookeville

Location:

Oakley Cabin
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

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 about the
Reconstruction Era, how people lived off natural resources, 19th century folk remedies and other living history demonstrations.

FREE training provided.

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

*If you or anyone in your household have recently tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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Organize Your Own Group Cleanup Project (Cleanup Leader Registration)

Location:

At a park near you!
Montgomery County, MD

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time.*

Scout troops
, corporate groups, student groups, and community organizations can schedule a private Park cleanup event. Work with your team to remove trash & litter from our Parks! We ask for a two weeks notice before your cleanup. This opportunity is eligible for SSL HOURS.

Group Leader requirements:
- Must be 18 years & up
- Must communicate all requirements and park policies with group members, and ensure fulfillment

If you and your group can meet these requirements, register here and we'll proceed with the next steps.

What we'll need:
1. Confirm cleanup details (qualified park or trail, date, time, # volunteers)
2. Let us know if you would like to have a Stream Strider help lead your cleanup. Stream Striders are trained local volunteer Leaders that kick off cleanup service projects with a short educational program on watersheds & litter.
3. Pick up your Cleanup Kit from Wheaton HQ or Black Hill Nature Center
4. Have a fun, safe cleanup!
5. Submit your cleanup results and your Volunteer Sign-in sheet to volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org

*Info packet is sent via email and included with your kit (includes SSL credit information)

Park Rules, Safety, & Guidelines for Group Cleanups

Anyone feeling sick or in recent contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, may not volunteer at the event(s) assigned.

All volunteers must continue to follow CDC guidelines as well as MD state guidelines.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Stream Striders Watershed Leadership Program

Location:

Parks & Streams
Montgomery Parks, MD

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

How can we empower our communities to help care for their local parks and streams with a deeper understanding of watershed science and stream ecology?

The Montgomery Parks Stream Striders volunteer program is accepting Spring Applications! Stream Striders facilitate conservation projects that involve an educational component as well as a service component. Applications are open for adult volunteers interested in leadership, watershed education, & community engagement at their local stream valley parks.

Summer Applications due 5/15!

How do I become a Stream Strider?
1. Read the program qualifications & requirements
2. Click "apply"
3. Create an account & fill out application (have you vax card ready)
4. We will contact you for a brief interview
5. Complete a 2-part training

STREAM STRIDER WATERSHEDS:

Muddy Branch (1)
Northwest Branch-Anacostia (2)
Rock Creek (1)
Paint Branch & Little Paint Branch (1)
Seneca Creek (1)
Sligo Creek (2)
Long Branch (1)
(the numbers indicate spaces available)

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Must be 18 years+
- Complete a background check with Montgomery Parks
- Follow park protocols and safety measures
- Ability to work with a variety of groups in a leadership position
- Ability to present information or willing to learn!
- Able to walk outdoors for up to 3 hours in a variety of trail surfaces and weather conditions (not including severe weather)
- Must be comfortable accessing areas off trail & in streams

COMMITMENT:
- 4 months/seasonal
- Minimum of 4 hrs/month (one project/month)
- Weekends and some weekdays, scheduling is flexible!

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
- Strong resume builder, long-term opportunity if you continue in the spring
- Access to stream/nature workshops happening in our parks
- Earn service credit toward your program/course (verification letters available)
- Volunteer on a flexible schedule

Questions?
301-495-1302 valeria.espinoza@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Intern

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Trail Rangers | Natural Surface Trails | Throughout Montgomery Parks

Location:

Natural Surface Trails - Countywide
MD

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

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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Weekend Nature Center Host - Black Hill Visitor Center

Location:

Black Hill Regional Park Visitor Center
20926 Lake Ridge Dr.
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Are you passionate about nature and love to help others? Have you always thought of volunteering, or maybe a way to connect with your community? Our Volunteer Hosts are stationed in the Black Hill Visitor Center lobby on weekends, where they welcome and answer questions from the public, check people in for nature programs, assist Nature Center Staff, and answer telephone calls. They may occasionally help with office work, computer work, program preparation, and exhibits.

We are looking for volunteer hosts that are people-oriented, enjoy sharing the joys of nature, and would be great representatives for Black Hill Nature Programs and Montgomery Parks!

This is a long-term volunteer opportunity and we are looking for someone who can help out for at least 3 months regularly.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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