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09/17 & 18, 2022 | Children's Day | Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time.*

Join Brookside Gardens as a volunteer for our Annual Children's Day Festival!

Saturday, September 17, 10am-3pm
Sunday, September 18, 10am-12:30pm

Children and their families will explore the art and science of gardening through child-driven art projects and engaging science activities.

Volunteers will help with crafts, games, and/or public assistance throughout the day. Volunteers should dress family-friendly and for the weather as the festival is outdoors!

To sign up, click on the SCHEDULE tab above, then click on the button "sign up for shift".

All volunteers must register online.

SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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09/24/2022 | Public Lands Day Park Cleanup | Black Hill Regional Park | Saturday, 10 am to Noon

Location:

20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time.*

National Public Lands Day
is a celebration of one of our most precious resources: our public parks and trails! Please join us in celebrating Public Lands Day by helping to clean up Black Hill Regional Park for people and wildlife to enjoy. Whether you are looking for SSL hours or just want to spend the day giving back, you won''t believe how good it feels to be a good steward!


Parents must accompany children 13 and under.


Groups are also welcome! Interested groups should email Brittney.Mair@montgomeryparks.org.

Approved for SSL hours - Registration is required!

Minimum age of volunteers: 3

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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2022 Weed Warrior Workdays

Location:

Various Parks throughout Montgomery County
MD

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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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Crop Harvesting Volunteers needed! | Pope Farm Nursery, Gaithersburg

Location:

Pope Farm Nursery
7400 Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

Join us for our Grown@Pope Harvesting Events! Volunteers will harvest with the hosts; Food Production and Donation Coordinator, Crop Production Assistants to harvest, collect, and weigh produce to be donated to food assistance providers across Montgomery County.

This project strengthens food security in the county and provides families with fresh produce grown on parkland. When you harvest with us, you'll have a good time and celebrate a good cause.

Instruction and tools will be provided. Most workdays will be scheduled in the mornings at Pope Farm Nursery, Monday through Friday for 2- or 4-hour shifts.

On days when there is minimal harvesting, volunteers will work on weeding or planting new food crops.

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 harvesting events. Please click "apply" to get on a mailing list and check back for additional opportunities.

Families are welcome, children under 14 must be supervised on a one-to-one ratio.

SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Crop Production Aide | Pope Farm Nursery, Gaithersburg

Location:

Pope Farm Nursery
7400 Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Help Montgomery Park's Pope Farm Nursery produce multiple food crops to assist in the effort to supply and address food insecurities among the county population. The Crop Production Assistant volunteer will support the horticultural staff with the implementation of a crop program at the Nursery.

We are looking for volunteers that can work a 4 hour shift during the week, between the hours of 7am and 3pm.

The work includes but is not necessarily limited to planning/selecting crops, hand planting seeds as necessary, monitoring crops upon emergence, pruning and thinning crop plants as necessary, rotation (turning) of larger crops and harvesting.

This work can be physically demanding, but it provides volunteers the opportunity to work "behind-the-scenes" of the county parks with a knowledgeable, professional horticultural staff.

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult

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

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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!

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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Information Desk Assistant | Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Information desk volunteers are vital to the operation of Brookside Garden's Visitor Center and are often the first official greeters to the Garden!

Information Desk Assistants answer questions from visitors and point out many of the garden highlights on our map. They also help by answering the main phone line, and provide details on garden highlights and attractions, driving directions, and hours of operation.

This position involves sitting and/or standing behind the information desk for 4 hour shifts.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Trail Workdays | Natural Surface Trails | Throughout Montgomery Parks

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

Volunteer Weekend Trail Workday projects are a great way to support one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities. Weekend trail workdays take place primarily throughout the Spring & Fall seasons.

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.

*Trail workdays will return in the early fall - if you apply now, you will be sent a listing of the fall dates when they are added!*

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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