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12/17/22| Garage Organization Workday | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton | Saturday, 1- 4pm

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 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 Nature Center staff and other volunteers on the afternoon of December 17th! We'll be organizing and sorting tools and materials in our garage, and we need your help!

Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Don't forget water and a snack! Gloves and all other tools necessary will be provided.

For ages 14+. Participants under 14 must have a guardian attend with them. Students can earn SSL hours by participating in this activity!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), 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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Bluebird Monitor | Matthew Henson Trail, Layhill | Managed by Brookside Nature Center

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Do you have an interest in local birds? Do you enjoy walking outdoors? Are you excited about hands-on conservation opportunities? Then this is the opportunity for you!


Brookside Nature Center is seeking two bluebird monitors to check on bluebird boxes located along the Matthew Henson Trail in Layhill.

Volunteers are needed to clean out boxes prior to breeding season (March), to monitor nest box activity on a weekly basis throughout the breeding season (March - September), and to record and report data in a timely manner.

More on eastern bluebirds:
Eastern bluebirds are "cavity nesters", nesting in cavitities found in dead and decaying forest trees. With less cavities available, many bluebirds now nest in boxes placed along "bluebird trails!"

Please note:


  • Youth volunteers (under 18) must apply with a parent or guardian.

  • Volunteers must commit to weekly monitoring for one full bluebird breeding season (March - October).

  • This is an outdoor opportunity that requires walking on a paved trail for no more than one mile.

  • If applying individually, you may be paired with another volunteer.

  • Working cellphone required.

  • Training will be provided!


**We are looking for two volunteers who can work together to monitor the boxes located along the Matthew Henson Trail at the intersection of Layhill Rd. and Middlevale Ln.**

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Eagle Scout Project | 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*

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 require the scout to seek out 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, can stick to a schedule and are hardworkers!

Follow this link to see how we like to work with scouts: Eagle Scout Letter

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

*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 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.

*If you or anyone in your household have recently tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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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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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Groups looking for Projects in Parks!

Location:

Montgomery 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, emailing parksvolunteers@montgomeryparks.org, 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!

(If applying, 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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Human Resources and Organizational Development Volunteer Interns | Planning Department, Wheaton

Location:

Wheaton Headquarters
2425 Reedie Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated*

For 90 years, The Montgomery County Planning Department has won acclaim for planning innovative solutions to land use and development challenges. We apply smart growth strategies to cultivate vibrant new urban centers and transit-oriented development; forge environmental protections; preserve historic features; and encourage great community design.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, watch this brief video: M-NCPPC, Montgomery Planning.

We believe that diversity in all dimensions of the organization support and bolster the innovative thinking essential to its success. We do not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, ideology, or status as a Veteran.


We are seeking an intern who is working towards their graduate degree in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development; or a retiree looking for a challenge!

The HR Volunteer Intern will be working with the Planning Department's Recruiter to help research recruitment resources, assist with developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic recruitment plan, and assist in developing a community engagement plan for the Human Resources Unit.

Additionally, the HR Volunteer Intern will be working with the Human Resources Manager assisting with managing the life cycle of a training program. This person will also help create a facilitator database, monitor the Department's projected training goals, assist with the mentoring program and Planning University Leadership Institute, and provide content and monitor the Department's training webpage.

Training will be provided by the Department's Recruiter and the Human Resources Manager.

We will do what we can to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 301-495-4525 to request accommodation.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Intern

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Interested in becoming a Park Police Volunteer?

Location:

Saddlebrook HQ
12751 Layhill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Description

Park Police Volunteer help keep parks safe by providing additional eyes and ears for the Park Police.

Volunteers are trained in non-enforcement police duties that include foot, vehicle, horse or bike patrol; traffic control; parking; community events; and outreach programs.

Please follow this link to learn more, and to see what the requirements are for these positions:
Park Police Volunteering

*The next Volunteer Academy has not been scheduled yet, but if you apply here, you will be notified when it will be open for signing up.*


Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Join a Cleanup Hosted by Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Silver Spring, 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.*

Click schedule tab to register for the next cleanup. Please note that when an event fills up, it disappears from the schedule. Cleanups will be added throughout the season, so check back often!


Individual and family volunteers can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff and volunteers!

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

To register for a cleanup event, click the Schedule tab and click "sign up".

For questions contact: volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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 (Cleanup Leader Registration)

Location:

At a park near you!
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.*

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! We ask for a two weeks notice before your cleanup. This opportunity is eligible for SSL HOURS.

Group Leader requirements:
- Must be 18 years & up
- Must communicate all requirements and park policies with group members, and ensure fulfillment

If you and your group can meet these requirements, register here and we'll proceed with the next steps.

What we'll need:
1. Confirm cleanup details (qualified park or trail, date, time, # volunteers)
2. Let us know if you would like to have a Stream Strider help lead your cleanup. Stream Striders are trained local volunteer Leaders that kick off cleanup service projects with a short educational program on watersheds & litter.
3. Pick up your Cleanup Kit from Wheaton HQ or Black Hill Nature Center
4. Have a fun, safe cleanup!
5. Submit your cleanup results and your Volunteer Sign-in sheet to volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org

*Info packet is sent via email and included with your kit (includes SSL credit information)

Park Rules, Safety, & Guidelines for Group Cleanups

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 continue to follow CDC guidelines as well as MD state guidelines.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Self-guided Hike Facilitator | Volunteer Naturalist | Brookside Nature Center

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*


Do you enjoy helping people engage with and learn about the natural world on their own terms? Then this is the opportunity for you!


Brookside Nature Center is looking for volunteers to facilitate our self-guided hikes on weekend afternoons. Volunteers will set-up and take-down hike materials, check in registered participants, and provide interpretive information to park visitors.


We are looking for independent, outgoing, people-oriented adults (18+) who enjoy helping others learn about and connect to the natural world.


Please note:



  • This is an opportunity for adults only (18+).

  • We are requesting a minimum commitment of 2 weekend afternoons per month for a full three-month season, beginning March - May.

  • This is an outdoor opportunity that requires walking 2-3 miles on natural surface trails and carrying 20 - 30 lbs. at a time.

  • You may be paired with another volunteer.

  • Working cellphone required.


Please click on Duties & Requirements to learn more.


Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

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

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Trail Rangers | Natural Surface Trails | Throughout Montgomery Parks

Location:

Natural Surface Trails - Countywide
MD

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

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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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. Click on Job Details and then Schedule to see what's coming up.

*If there are no trail workdays on the calendar at this time, please apply to be added to the bi-annual email list announcing seasonal trail workdays opportunities.*

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.

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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