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*Gardeners Needed! | Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park | Takoma Park

Location:

Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park
7801 Chicago Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Description

Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park is one of our more popular parks! We want to keep it looking good for all of our park vistors with the help of volunteer gardeners.

Gardeners will help with the basic maintenance of planted grasses, plants and shrubs on a monthly basis. Tasks will include weeding, raking, planting and maybe some light pruning - but only after training!

Volunteers will work in a small group on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning May 7th until October 1st. Hours would be from 9 am until 1pm, and rain dates would be arranged within the group's schedule.

Gardening experience is preferred, but not required. Training will provided as needed. Tools will be provided!

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 21

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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*Summer 2024 | Parks Trail Ambassador | Natural Surface Trails Program*

Location:

Wheaton or Germantown area parks
MD 20902

Description

The Montgomery Parks Trail Ambassador Program is a volunteer service AND mountain biking recreational program for high school students. Students will work together completing hands-on trail improvement projects in the morning, and after lunch the team will develop biking skills through group bike rides. Learn trail etiquette, bike safety, and mechanics. Discover the fun, health benefits, and social interactions of group mountain biking rides!

There are two sessions to choose from:

June 17 - June 28, in Wheaton

July 8 - July 19, in Germantown

Review the Duties and Requirements, and then click on the Schedule Tab to choose either the first session or second session. After you apply, someone will be in touch to discuss the program further to make sure it is a good fit, and that you can meet the requirements.

Student Service Learning (SSL) hours approved!

Participants who complete the program will receive a new Mountain Bike and Helmet!

Space is limited. There are only 10 available spots for each session.
Review the Duties and Requirements above and then the Schedule tab to choose a session.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)

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*Weed Warrior Workday Events*

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 workday events 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.

Each volunteer must register separately with their own account.

Volunteers 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered, responsible adult.

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.

** Please note: Court Ordered Volunteer Hours can't be granted through this workday.**

** If interested in training to become a Certified Weed Warrior, please visit this page for more information. **

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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08/04/2024 | Adaptive Mountain Bike Ambassador Volunteers needed for Adaptive Mountain Biking Event | Wheaton Regional Park

Location:

Wheaton Regional Park/Maintenance Yard
12012 Kemp Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery Parks is offering a program sharing the adventures of mountain biking for people who may need adaptive biking equipment, in Wheaton Regional Park. We couldn't do this without the help of volunteers!

Adaptive Mountain Bike Ambassadors volunteers (21 and older) Duties and Requirements:


  • Must have intermediate mountain bike skills.

  • Must have completed the Adaptive Mountain Bike Ambassador Training through M.O.R.E.

  • Preferred professional or educational background in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy.

  • Will assist with transferring riders on and off adaptive mountain bike.

  • Must have the ability to provide basic instruction to participants on how to use various adaptive mountain bikes with a strong emphasis on tailoring techniques for the needs of the rider.

  • Must have own bike.


Volunteers will be working outdoors and should dress for the weather.

Schedule includes orientation from 9-9:50 AM. Program start time is 10 AM.

Breaks will be provided throughout the day.

Lunch, refreshments, and a tee-shirt will be provided!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 21

Volunteer Type: Adult, Group, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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08/04/2024 | Skilled Mountain Bike Enthusiast Volunteers needed for Adaptive Mountain Biking Event | Wheaton Regional Park

Location:

Wheaton Regional Park/Maintenance Yard
12012 Kemp Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery Parks is offering a program sharing the adventures of mountain biking for people who may need adaptive biking equipment, in Wheaton Regional Park. We couldn't do this without the help of volunteers!

Skilled Mountain Bike Enthusiast volunteers (18 and older) Duties and Requirements:


  • Lead or act as "sweep" on adaptive mountain bike trail ride. Will provide 2:1 support for an individual with a disability.

  • Assist with obstacles on the trails; or assist riders with disabilities in navigating trail terrain.

  • Complete the Adaptive Mountain Bike Ambassador Training through M.O.R.E. (Preferred experience).

  • Able to provide basic instruction to participants with a strong emphasis on tailoring techniques for the needs of the rider.

  • Must provide own bike.


Volunteers will be working outdoors and should dress for the weather.

Schedule includes orientation from 9-9:50 AM. Program start time is 10 AM.

Breaks will be provided throughout the day.

Lunch, refreshments, and a tee-shirt will be provided!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Group, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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08/04/2024 | Special Event Volunteers needed for Adaptive Mountain Biking Event | Wheaton Regional Park

Location:

Wheaton Regional Park/Maintenance Yard
12012 Kemp Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery Parks is offering a program sharing the adventures of mountain biking for people who may need adaptive biking equipment, in Wheaton Regional Park. We couldn't do this without the help of volunteers!

Special Event Volunteers (18 and older) help by:


  • Assisting with pulling out the necessary equipment.

  • Event set-up and take-down.

  • Assisting with welcome and check-in.

  • Helping with other duties at the event as necessary.


Volunteers will be working outdoors and should dress for the weather.

Schedule includes orientation from 9-9:50 AM. Program start time is 10 AM.

Breaks will be provided throughout the day.

Lunch, refreshments, and a tee-shirt will be provided!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Group, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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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 require the scout to seek out a suitable project.

Choose a park location that is convenient to you and explore the area to see which 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 Guidelines

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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Gift Shop Assistant | Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Volunteers are needed to assist in the operation of Brookside Garden's Visitor Center gift shop.

Gift Shop volunteers assist in the operation of the shops by answering questions about merchandise, using the cash register, restocking shelves and assisting in keeping shop clean and orderly.

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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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!

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); 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 301-495-2474.

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!

When applying, choose the GROUP application with the Leader Contact information. Volunteer Group Leaders must be 18 or older, but group ages can range from 5 on up, depending upon the project.

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
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery County Planning Department is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). For 95 years, M-NCPPC has had a national reputation for excellence in planning, and today serves a culturally diverse population of over one million people on the border of Washington, D.C. in Montgomery County. We provide county-wide planning functions including long range planning, as well as reviews of development applications in diverse built environments of downtown urban districts, suburban communities, and agricultural areas. We have pioneered nationally modeled programs in agricultural preservation, inclusionary housing, and transit-oriented design. To learn more about who we are and what we do, we encourage you to watch this brief video here and visit our website at www.montgomeryplanning.org

Diversity Statement

M-NCPPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor. 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.

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 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, assist with managing the department''s learning management system and provide content and monitor the Department's training webpage.

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

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

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

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Ice Skating Instructional Assistant | Wheaton Ice Arena | Wheaton

Location:

Wheaton Ice Rink
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

**Looking for skilled ice skaters only!*
(Please be prepared to share your past and present skating history including, skating level, test level, and any other skating experience you may have)

Wheaton Ice Arena provides a variety of ice skating programs for the public. Adults and children can learn to skate and improve their skills through a variety of group lessons offered at the arena.

Ice Skating Instructional Assistants provide the extra hands necessary to provide high quality instruction and improve student success and enthusiasm for this wonderful sport. Under the supervision of the Wheaton Ice Skating Director, Instructional Assistants are assigned to help group lesson instructors in the arena's "Learn to Skate" program, which include lessons, clinics, and camps.

We are looking for volunteers that can commit to an entire skating season.

For more details, please click on Duties and Requirements.



Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

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

*All students receiving SSL hours must pre-register*

Individual
and family volunteers can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff and volunteers!
- Children under 14 years old must volunteer with a parent/guardian.
- Students must register with their name to receive SSL hours.
- All cleanups are pre-approved for SSL hours. Forms are provided at the cleanup.
- This opportunity is not eligible for court-ordered service.
- To add volunteers to a family group send us an email.
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!

For questions contact: volunteercleanups@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 (Cleanup Leader Registration)

Location:

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! We ask for a two weeks notice before your cleanup.

Group Leader requirements:
- Must be 18 years & up
- Must communicate all requirements and park policies with group members, and ensure fulfillment
- Participants in the cleanup may be of all ages, but those under 14 years old must have a parent/guardian with them

If you and your group can meet these requirements, register here (as a group) and we'll proceed with the next steps:

1. Confirm cleanup details (qualified park or trail, date, time, # volunteers)
2. Pick up your Cleanup Kit
3. Have a fun and safe cleanup!
4. Submit your cleanup results and your volunteer sign-in sheet

Click here for the complete guidelines to organize your cleanup!

If you are interested in offering SSL hours at your cleanup, please contact us for more information.


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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