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**Raptor Breeding Monitor (Jan-June) - Meadowside Nature Center**

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Seasonal Position: Training is in January; shifts are done independently and take place in February through June. Once a month, there will be an optional bird walk with a Naturalist.

Description: Maryland, and Montgomery County Parks in particular, are lucky enough to have a wide variety of raptors (aka Birds of Prey) located in our natural areas. We are seeking volunteers to help us track the raptors who are breeding in Rock Creek Regional Park.

This program helps the Nature Center Naturalist staff and the Park's Natural Resources Division learn more about how many raptors are in the area, and how these birds of prey use our parks for breeding and nesting.

Volunteer Commitment: Volunteer Monitors must commit to walking on a designated trail to report observations of raptors at a minimum of twice a month throughout the breeding season (February through June). Depending on the trail a volunteer choses to monitor, it can take about 30 minutes to an hour to accomplish these tasks. Virtual training will be provided in January and consists of two 1-hour online workshops. Optional monthly walks with the Volunteer Supervisor (a Naturalist) provide additional opportunities for training on bird identification and to get to know your fellow volunteers.

Benefits: This is a great volunteer position for those who love being outside, learning new skills, and watching animals, like birds! This is also great experience for anyone interested in pursuing careers in wildlife management, biology, or environmental sciences.

*This position is NOT eligible for SSL hours*

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks), Seasonal (2-6 months)

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*2021-2022 Weed Warrior Workdays

Location:

Various Parks throughout Montgomery County
MD

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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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*Trail Rangers*

Location:

Natural Surface Trails - Countywide
MD

Description

* Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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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*Trail Workdays on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks*

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must be able to show proof of being fully vaccinated*

Weekend Volunteer Trail Workday projects are a great way to support one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities. Typically weekend trail workdays take place throughout the Spring & Fall seasons. By applying below, I will email you when scheduled trail workday opportunities become available on the calender.

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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Eagle Scout Project - Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda

Location:

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

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

Locust Grove Nature Center is a great place for you to do your Eagle Scout service project! We are currently seeking Eagle Scout candidates for various projects: Building exhibits and new features for park visitors, trail and habitat restoration, and more!

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

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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.

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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Groundskeeper Aide (BNC)

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Brookside Nature Center's Groundskeeper Aides work on a variety of outdoor tasks including trail maintenance, gardening, removing invasive plants, pruning, and mulching around our Nature Centers. Groundskeeper Aides are task-oriented and take pride in their role as representatives of the Montgomery County Parks Department. Duties Include: 1. Trail maintenance. 2. Gardening. 3. Removing invasive plants. 4. Pruning 5. Mulching 6. Other outdoor tasks as assigned.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Join a Watershed Cleanup Hosted by Montgomery Parks Staff

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Silver Spring, MD

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated*

Montgomery Parks are wonderful places to visit, but sometimes litter and trash get into our parks and needs to be removed - this is where you come in! A Cleanup Coordinator will lead you and other volunteers in various projects to help get trash out of our parks and streams. We welcome individuals and families to join us!

Please note that when an event fills up, it will disappear from the schedule. Cleanups will be added throughout the season, so check back often!

Upcoming Cleanups:
*12/4 - Sligo Mill NCA
*MLK Cleanups being schedule for early January!

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

Covid Guidelines (as of November 2021):
- Volunteers must bring a mask
- Volunteers must be vaccinated
- 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 register here and submit their Montgomery Parks COVID-19 waiver

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

If there is no "schedule" tab, it means signups are full or there are no staff-led cleanups scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates.


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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Oakley Cabin Tour Guide, Olney/Brookeville

Location:

Oakley Cabin
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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.

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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

Location:

At a park near you!
Montgomery County, MD

Description

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! Group leaders can submit one application on behalf of their group (select "group"). We ask for a three weeks notice before your cleanup. This opportunity is eligible for SSL HOURS.

Please read through our current covid 19 requirements for volunteers effective November 1, 2021:
- Volunteers must be fully vaccinated
- Group leaders must check of vaccination cards before the cleanup event. This can be completed at check-in as long as effective communication to ensure volunteers bring a photo or copy of their certicate is achieved.
- Volunteers must submit our Covid-19 Waiver electronically or via paper
- The minimum age of participation will be 12 years old as of 11/1

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

Organize a Group Cleanup!
What we'll need:
1. Cleanup date and times
2. Cleanup location (Find a park near you! or work with our office to match you with a cleanup site)
🠮 For Local/regional parks: pick up your cleanup supply kit and cleanup independently
🠮 For Stream Valley Parks: we may assign a Stream Strider volunteer to lead your group and bring supplies
3. Estimated group size and age range
4. Do you need SSL forms?
5. Submit your Cleanup Results

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: 12

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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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

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 on a regular basis.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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