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*6/22/2019 - MudFest - Beallsville, Saturday 10am - 4:00pm

Location:

Woodstock Equestrian Park
20207 Darnestow Rd
Beallsville, MD 20842

Description

Help us celebrate International Mud Day at the Woodstock Equestrian Park in Beallsville.

Visitors to the festival will get to play in multiple mud pits, create mud art,play in our mud pie kitchen, enjoy food and music. All of this made possible by park staff and volunteers like you!

Training, snacks, and breaks will be provided. This will be outside work, rain or shine. 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.

**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 hour shift!**

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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-trails.
By participating in 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 projects are SSL approved.

Please click on Job Details and then Schedule tab to sign up for a specific workday date(s).

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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07/2,7/3 & 7/5/2019 - Lightning Bug Interpreters - Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton - Tues, Weds & Fri, 7:30 - 10:15 pm

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

It's July, and that means the stars have come down from heaven to twinkle among us. We'll celebrate and learn about fireflies, the twinkling beetles that add magic to our sultry summer evenings.

Adult volunteer intepreters are needed to share firefly facts and lore, and guide visitors in seeing and admiring our sparkling neighbors.

Volunteer Firefly Interpreters serve from 7:30 - pm - ~10:15 pm on one or all of the Lightning Bug evenings.

Training is mandatory and will be held June 19th from 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

Please join us to share the wonder of these amazing insects!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult

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.

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.

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:

Black Hill Visitor Center
20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

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 1 and ending Oct 1. Gardening experience preferred, but not required. Training will be offered.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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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 that show visitors how important 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 someone who can commit to at least one season (April - November) come weekly, 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, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Intern

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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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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Inclusion Support Volunteer

Location:

Wheaton or Cabin John Ice Rinks and/or Tennis Centers; at one of our four Nature Centers; and/or historic sites.
Montgomery County
MD

Description

Montgomery Parks offers many wonderful programs throughout the year for residents in Montgomery County and beyond. While Park staff and volunteers help run these programs, we also provide support services to individuals with disabilities to encourage their participation in the activities of their choice. Activities can include ice skating, tennis, and a variety of interactive nature and history programs.

Inclusion Support Volunteers help us meet this need by modifying activities for individuals with disabilities and facilitating positive social interactions with others.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with programs located at either an ice rink, a tennis facility, historic site or nature center. A schedule will be worked out with staff, but we are looking for a committment to the duration of the program or season.

Volunteers will receive training and placed with programs where and when they are needed.
We are looking for volunteers that enjoy helping others, and want to help everyone have fun, learn something and enjoy themselves at one of our parks!

**When applying, please fill out the OPTIONAL information section of the application (at the bottom) so we can see if this will be a good match**

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Intern, Pro-bono

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

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Native Plant Gardener - 2019 Season May to October - Locust Grove Nature Center

Location:

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

Description

Volunteer gardeners do a variety of tasks from early spring to late fall in the gardens of the nature center where wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, sedges, grasses and trees have been planted to demonstrate what grows naturally in Montgomery County.

Gardeners will turn soil, plant, water, weed, trim, apply natural deer repellent, rake and collect seeds. You will have the opportunity to learn about native plants working with the lead gardener. Our gardeners work with others in small groups or independently at least two hours per week.

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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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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Weekend Nature Center Host (BHVC)

Location:

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

Description

Do you enjoy working with people in a friendly and sometimes busy environment? 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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