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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 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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Camp Counselor, Summer 2021 - Brookside Gardens' Children's Programs, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Come help out at one of our week-long day camp programs this summer! Camps will be based on garden themes, such as Garden Eco Explorers and Botanical Art Camp.


Volunteers will assist with daily set-up, conducting children's crafts, and providing educational information to young children.

Volunteers will also be required to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.

*Must be available for the full week (every day) for at least one of the camp weeks listed.


We need volunteers for the weeks of:
July 12-16
July 19-25
July 23-26

***SSL approved!***

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

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 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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Gardener at Brookside Nature Center

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Brookside Nature Center* is located in a lovely wooded spot in Wheaton Regional Park. While most of areas around the Center are left to nature, we take pride in our many different types of gardens demdonstrating to visitors how important native plants are for wildlife! These gardens are always being suplemented and require regular upkeep.

We need volunteers to keep them looking good! If you love plants and insects, if you want to learn more about native species and are not afraid to get your hands dirty, please consider applying.

The work will include weeding, laying down compost and wood chips, pruning, watering, and transplanting. We are looking for individuals or family groups that can commit to at least one season (April - November) come weekly or as needed, and who can handle shovels, wheelbarrows and heavy lifting. Training is included, given by a professional horticulturalist.

Click on Duties and Requirements to get more details about this volunteer position.

*Not BROOKSIDE GARDENS! Please search again if you are interested in the Brookside (botanic) Garden (not the nature center) opportuniities.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award Projects - Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Throughough Montgomery County
Various Parks, MD

Description

Montgomery Parks can be a great place for you to do your Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award projects!

Although sometimes Park Staff have projects in mind, the number of applicants far outnumbers them. It is often up to the scout to find a suitable project. We suggest you 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. The scout will then be responsible for good communication with Park Staff, and completing the project in a timely manner.

Sign up here and someone will be in touch soon to discuss the project with you!

Due to COVID, additional requirements will be in place, including mask wearing, filling out waivers and social distancing. All will be shared after application is filled out.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Scout

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

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Join one of our Spring & Summer Cleanups Hosted by Montgomery Parks Staff

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Silver Spring, MD

Description

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 this spring and summer to help get the trash out of the park and where it belongs.

We welcome individuals and families to join in! These events are SSL approved!

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!

Dates and locations include:
5/26 Glenfield Park
6/5 Cloverly Local Park

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

**Every individual must pre-register/fill out an application to participate, including parents/guardians.**

Please review all Covid 19 requirements and CDC guidelines.

Current Covid Requirements for Volunteers:
All volunteers must submit Montgomery Parks COVID-19 waivers.
- When signing up on this site, it will give adult volunteers the option to electronically submit waivers.
- Volunteers under 18 years old must print the waiver in the application and have a parent/guardian sign by hand, and submit the form at the cleanup event.

Safety/CDC guidelines:
- Volunteers must bring and wear a mask
- Volunteers must keep AT LEAST 6 feet apart from volunteers outside of their household.
- If you are feeling sick or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, do not come to the cleanup.
- Wash hands before and after the cleanup.

To register for one of these cleanup dates, click Job Details, and then the Schedule tab, review cleanup details, and click "sign up".

For questions contact: Valeria.Espinoza@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: No

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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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 prefer at least two weeks notice before the cleanup, but as long as you let us know about your project we'll do our best to support your efforts!

Organize a Group Cleanup!
What we'll need:
1. Cleanup date and times
2. Cleanup location (Find a park near you!)
3. Estimated group size and age range
4. Would you like to pick up a Parks Cleanup Kit? Kits include trash bags, recycle bags, and work gloves. Trash grabbers are optional and must be returned to our Wheaton office.
5. Any questions, comments or special requests. I'm here to help!

*Eligible for SSL HOURS*
Children under 14 years old must have a parent/guardian with them

All groups must follow the current Covid 19 Requirements and Park Safety Guidelines.

Current Covid Requirements:
All volunteers must submit Montgomery Parks COVID-19 waivers.
- Group leaders must have all volunteers submit a signed waiver then compile them and send to Valeria Espinoza.
- If you have volunteers under 18 years old, make sure their parent/guardian signs by hand.

Maintain group sizes at 10 volunteers per adult supervisor, with a maximum of 30 total participants.
- Your volunteers must pre-register with you (no drop-ins).
- You may have a check-in sheet that only you touch
- Send us your final volunteer roster

Safety/CDC guidelines
- Volunteers must bring and wear a mask
- Volunteers must keep AT LEAST 6 feet apart from volunteers outside of their household.
- Anyone feeling sick or in recent contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, may not come to the cleanup.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 5

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Spring Cleanup Events Hosted by Watershed Partners and Organizations

Location:

Montgomery County
Silver Spring, MD

Description

Our local watershed partners are looking for volunteers to help out this spring at many of their cleanups on Park land.

Individuals and families can help out by joining one or more of these organizations at one of their many events, including cleanups.

Click on any of names below to find out more, and to sign up for their events on their websites.

Watershed Groups in Montgomery County:
Friends of Cabin John Creek
Friends of Sligo Creek
Little Falls Watershed Alliance
Muddy Branch Alliance
Neighbors of Northwest Branch

Watershed Organizations in the DC area:

Anacostia Watershed Society
Rock Creek Conservancy

Please follow all Covid 19 requirements and CDC 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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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 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.*

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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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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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