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*2021 Halloween Eye Spy Train | Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton | October weekends

Location:

Wheaton Miniature Train
2002 Shorefield Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Friendly helpers are needed at our Halloween Eye Spy Train ride in Wheaton Regional Park this October!

Volunteers will help pass out and collect pencils for our guests' Eye Spy Cards, before and after they ride the train.

Family-friendly (NOT SCARY) costumes are required!

The train will be running Saturdays and Sundays in October. There will be two shifts each day: 9:45am-2pm or 1:45-6pm.

**Please only sign up for one shift per day!**


Volunteers need to be 14 and older (no exceptions!).

This activity is outdoors and Student Service Learning approved.

For more information and to sign-up, click on Job Details, then Duties & Requirements, and then Schedule (or Calendar) to see shift times and dates.

***Train is cancelled if it rains, and/or tracks are still wet***

***Must sign up by 5pm on Thursday to work that weekend***

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

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

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*2021 Halloween Eye Spy Train |Cabin John Regional Park, Rockville | October weekends

Location:

Cabin John Miniature Train
7410 Tuckerman Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

Description

Friendly helpers are needed at our Halloween Eye Spy Train ride in Cabin John Regional Park this October!

Volunteers will help pass out and collect pencils for our guests' Eye Spy Cards, before and after they ride the train.

Family-friendly (NOT SCARY) costumes are required!

The train will be running Saturdays and Sundays in October. There will be two shifts each day: 9:45am to 2pm; or 1:45 to 6pm.

**Please only sign up for one shift per day!**


Volunteers need to be 14 and older (no exceptions!).

This activity is outdoors and Student Service Learning approved.

For more information and to sign-up, click on Job Details, then Duties & Requirements, and then Schedule (or Calendar) to see shift times and dates.

***Train is cancelled if it rains, and/or tracks are still wet***

***Must sign up by 5pm on Thursday to work that weekend***

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

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

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*2021 Weed Warrior 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.

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: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Group, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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10/02/2021 - 10/30/2021 | Haunted Trail - Little Bennett Campground | Clarksburg - Saturdays, 5:30pm to 9:00pm

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.

Campground guests will visit each of the 10 sites along the trail, where the volunteers will be stationed to do their scariest!

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

This is SSL approved.

Volunteers are asked to:
- Bring their own flashlights
- Wear their own scary costumes/masks - it doesn't have to be elaborate, you can be a zombie in old clothes with the right make-up!
- Dress for the weather, especially the cooler temps in the evening.
- Wear shoes that can get muddy!

COVID REQUIREMENTS:
Volunteers will be required follow our COVID policies and procedures, including agreeing to a waiver which is attached to the application.

Volunteers under 18 must bring a waiver signed by their parent/guardian to their orientation.

Volunteers should not come to help if they or someone they have been around has been sick or exhibiting signs of COVID. They should give us as much notice as possible.


An email with all of these details and more will be sent to applicants.


Click on SCHEDULE OR CALENDAR TO PICK YOUR NIGHT!

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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10/08/2021 | Hispanic Heritage Month | Salsa in the Park Volunteers Needed!

Location:

Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park
8810 Garland Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Description

Volunteer with Montgomery Parks at Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of free Salsa lessons, live music, food, and games at Salsa in the Park!

Volunteers will be helping set up, monitor, and break down the event alongside Park Staff.

Bilingual (English & Spanish) volunteers are encouraged to sign-up!

There are two shifts, click Job Details and then on the Schedule tab to pick which time works best for you!

This opportunity is SSL approved.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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10/16/2021 | Pumpkins and Pours | Western Grove UP, Chevy Chase | Saturday, 2 to 9pm

Location:

Western Grove Urban Park
5409 Grove Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Description

Come join us for Pumpkins and Pours, family-friendly pumpkin decorating - and beer drinking - event!

*Volunteers will not be handling any alcohol*

There will be two shifts, early shift is 2 to 6pm and later shift is 5 to 9pm.

Volunteers will be helping with setup, during the event and take-down. See duties and requirements for more details, and schedule to sign-up.

SSL approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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10/23/2021 | Halloween Hustle Volunteers Needed! - Black Hill Regional Park | Saturday, 6 am to 2 pm

Location:

Black Hill Regional Park
20930 Lakeridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

Volunteer with our second annual Halloween Hustle!

We host a 2.7 mile hike at beautiful Black Hill Regional Park, that includes giveaways throughout the trail, and fall treats for purchase.

Volunteers will help with set-up and event support throughout the day. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

We are looking for outgoining volunteers who enjoy being outdoors and the (sometimes) chilly October weather! To find out more, click on Job details and then Duties and Requirements. Click on Schedule to pick a shift and sign up! (you can only work one shift per event)

This volunteer opportunity is SSL approved.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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10/30/2021 | Nightmare on Elm Street | Elm Street Urban Park | Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm

Location:

Elm Street Urban Park
4600 Elm Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Description

Join Montgomery Parks for a family-friendly Halloween Event at Elm Street Urban Park on Saturday October 30 at 1pm! There will be two shifts for volunteers, early shift is 11am to 3pm, and later shift is 2pm to 6pm

Assist with a scavenger hunt, lawn games, and other fun activities!

SSL approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Birthday Party Assistant- Event Monitor, Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Brookside Gardens is the perfect place for birthday parties, and they are scheduled frequently throughout the year.

Facility Event Staff manage the party from beginning to end, but Birthday Party Assistants are integral to how the party is managed, including helping with set-up, clean-up, and craft/activities, making sure the parties are organized, run smoothly and fun for all involved.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist Birthday Party Host with set-up and clean-up, including tables, chairs, and activity supplies.
2. Help partygoers with crafts/activity participation
3. Provide Brookside Garden staff presence in the birthday party area during the event.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Community Service Month - Northwest Branch Cleanups

Location:

Northwest Stream Valley Park
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Description

Join the Neighbors of the Northwest Branch (NNWB) and Montgomery Parks to help clean up the areas around the Northwest Branch Watershed this October (and November) in celebration of Community Service Month!


Dates and locations:


October 2, Burnt Mills East, Colesville Road
November 6,
NW Branch SVU, Alderton Road

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 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 adults 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:
Face Coverings
Volunteers are not required to wear masks outdoors, whether they are vaccinated or not.
- A mask should be worn if unsure about others' vaccination status, such as youth volunteers.
- 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 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, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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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 a Watershed Cleanup 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 fall 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!

Fall Cleanups:
9/11 Day of Service - Strathmore Local Park
9/18 World Cleanup Day - Long Branch Park
10/8 Cleanup - Mill Creek Stream Valley Park

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 Sept 2021):
- Volunteers must bring a mask
- Volunteers must keep 6 feet apart from volunteers outside of their household
- Volunteers are not required to wear a mask unless they cannot keep 6 ft apart from unvaccinated participants such as youth.
- 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 submit Montgomery Parks COVID-19 waivers:
- When signing up on this site, it will give adult volunteers the option to submit the waiver electronically.
- 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.

To register for a cleanup event, click the Schedule tab and click "sign up". If the page is empty it means sign ups are full, please check back for updates or sign up to organize your own group cleanup day.

For questions contact: Valeria.Espinoza@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: No

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

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 Cleanup Supply Kit? Kits include trash bags, recycle bags, and work gloves. Trash grabbers are optional and must be returned to our Wheaton office.
5. Submit the Cleanup Results form

Eligible for SSL HOURS:
- Children under 14 years old must have a designated parent/guardian with them
- Keep ratios at 10:1 students to adults
- Send a student roster and photo of your cleanup to volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org
- Submit the Cleanup Results form

COVID Guidelines as of September 2021:
- Volunteers are not required to wear a mask unless they cannot keep 6 ft apart from unvaccinated participants such as youth volunteers
- All volunteers must submit Montgomery Parks COVID-19 Waivers
- Electronic waivers are available for adult groups
- Volunteers under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian sign their waiver by hand
- 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 must continue to follow CDC guidelines as well as MD state guidelines

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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Special Event Monitor, Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Brookside Gardens is a natural place for the community to have its special events, and the Facility Rental Program has several events booked throughout the year. Facility Rental Programs staff support the events by setting up and monitoring the events, but extra help is needed to make sure everything goes smoothly for our event guests!

Special Event Monitor Volunteers assist staff indoors and outdoors throughout the year, making the Gardens a great place for our guests to hold a special wedding, anniversary parties, remembrance ceremonies and other events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide Garden Staff presence in the gardens; and/or Visitor Center during the event.
2. Monitor event entrances/exits to maintain privacy.
3. Monitor the Visitor Center's entrances to allow only the event guests into the event.
4. Interact with event and non-event guests to answer questions about the Gardens.
5. Direct event guests to the proper garden event space.
6. Direct non-event guests temporarily to other garden areas.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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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.

*Trail workdays will start up again in September and go through December. 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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