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*Trail Workdays on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks*

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

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 years old may volunteer if an adult participates with them. All Volunteer Trail Workdays are SSL approved.

Click on Job Details below and the Schedule tab on the next page to view and sign up for upcoming work dates.



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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*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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09/28/2019 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville - Saturday, 11am - 3:15

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month that runs from Sept. 15 through October 15, Meadowside Nature Center is having a celebration to highlight Central and South American cultures and community.

From Noon to 3pm we will have a live band that plays salsa, merengue, and cumbia, as well as food, crafts and games! Join us for this fun mini-festival!

Volunteers will help with set-up, crafts and take-down of the event. We are looking for spanish-speaking volunteers that can help out from 11 am to 3:15 pm.

Volunteers must pre-register. SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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10/05/2019 - Harvest Festival - Derwood, Saturday 10am - 4:30pm

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Rd
Derwood, MD 21770

Description

Help us celebrate Montgomery County's rich farming heritage at one of the prettiest places in Montgomery Parks, the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood!

Visitors to the festival will get to experience what the crafts, games, food and activities where like on a farm from years ago, with help from park staff and volunteers like you!

Training, a delicious lunch, t-shirt and breaks will be provided. This will be outside work, rain or shine (tents will be provided).

We are looking for outgoing and friendly people, and while all jobs are not physically demanding, they all do require the ability to work on uneven ground.

We are also seeking volunteers 18 and older that can become team leaders, who will get more training before the event, so that they can lead activities at the Festival.

**THIS IS Student Service Learning APPROVED!**

Sign-up by clicking on Job Details, then the "Schedule" Tab - someone will be back to you with more details after we see your application.

**Please, only apply if you can be there for the whole 6.5 hour shift!**

Children that are 12 or 13 can only volunteer if a parent is also registered as a volunteer!



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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10/5/2019 - 11/2/2019- Haunted Trail - Little Bennett Campground, Clarksburg - Saturdays, 5:30pm to 9:30pm*

Location:

Little Bennett Campground
23705 Frederick Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

Description

Little Bennett Campground is hosting a spooky Haunted Trail this October, and needs volunteers to help it be the scariest place in the woods!

Volunteers will wear costumes and stand at assigned locations and follow a script. Other volunteers will help out behind the scenes.

There will be an orientation before the trail opens to the campground guests.

This is SSL approved.

Volunteers should dress for the weather, and cooler temps in the evening. We are looking for folks to wear costumes -and bring their own flashlights. Wear shoes that can get muddy!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Children's Classroom Program Assistant (BG)

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Volunteers assist school groups and other groups registered for an interpretive garden tour and school programss. The Brookside Gardens Childrens Programs supports curriculum and national and state standards required for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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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.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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 natural surface trails offers many great project opportunities for Eagle Scouts! If you would to perform your Eagle Scout project repairing and constructing a natural surface trail please click on the job details button below and apply.

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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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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Nature Center Host - Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

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, 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 about our program offerings and park resources.
2. Greet visitors.
3. Answer visitor inquiries or direct them to appropriate staff.
4. Take messages for staff.
5. Answer telephone calls.
6. Occasionally help with office administrative work, computer work, and program/exhibit preparation.
7. Check people in for programs.

Volunteers Hosts are needed:
Weekdays and Weekends for one three hour shift.
9 - 12 Tuesdays - Saturdays
12 - 3 Tuesdays - Saturdays
1 - 4 Sundays

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Oakley Cabin Tour Guide, Olney, April - November

Location:

Oakley Cabin
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832

Description

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

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 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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Trail Rangers

Location:

Natural Surface Trails - Countywide
MD

Description

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 an assigned segment of natural surface trail in Montgomery Parks. Your trail inspection reports and light maintenance work alerts us of safety and maintenance needs and improves the trail system.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Underground Railroad Trail Guides (Conductors) - Sandy Spring, April through November

Location:

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD

Description

Love the outdoors? Enjoy meeting new people and sharing your love of history? Become a part of history! Learn to become a volunteer conductor and lead groups along a simulated Underground Railroad experience hike through fields, woods and across streams to the historic Sandy Spring. Learn various techniques that people escaping slavery would have used to elude pursuers, find water and food, and find their way. Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad both locally and in the U.S. and fascinating true stories of perils, escapes and captures. FREE training available. SSL hours are also available for students who complete training and are able to provide a minimum number of hikes throughout the year. [Pre-registration for training is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.]

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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