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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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.
Minimum age of volunteers: 15
Volunteer Type: Youth, Scout
Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)
Our local watershed partners are looking for volunteers to help out this Earth Month. Individuals and families can celebrate by joining one or more of these organizations by helping out 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 CreekFriends of Sligo CreekLittle Falls Watershed AllianceMuddy Branch AllianceNeighbors of Northwest Branch Watershed Organizations in the DC area:Anacostia Watershed SocietyRock Creek ConservancyPlease follow all Covid 19 requirements and CDC guidelines!
Minimum age of volunteers: 12
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
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!)
Minimum age of volunteers: 8
Do you enjoy talking to people about nature and offering guidance while you hike Rock Creek Park trails? This position will interact with the visiting public and provide informal natural resources interpretation and record visitor statistics. In addition, Trail Steward volunteers will help the nature facilities by monitoring trails on a regular basis. Stewards will report unsafe conditions such as fallen trees, washed out trails, vandalism and areas in need of litter pick-up and/or maintenance.
Background check required: Yes
Minimum age of volunteers: 16
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)
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.*
Minimum age of volunteers: 13