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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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 ask the scout to find 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, stick to a schedule and are hardworkers!
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Scout
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)
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.
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 PlanningWe are seeking two interns who are working towards their graduate degree in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development; or a retiree looking for a challenge! One volunteer will be working with the Planning Department''s Recruiter to help research recruitment resources and assist with developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic recruitment plan. The Recruitment Intern will also assist in developing a community engagement plan for the Human Resources Unit. The other volunteer intern will be working with the Human Resources Manager and assisting with managing the life cycle of a training program. This volunteer will help create a facilitator database, monitor the Departments 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, the previous intern, and the Human Resources Manager.Montgomery County Planning Department is an equal opportunity employer and engager of volunteers, and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will do what we can to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities to participate in the volunteer application and interview process; and to perform essential functions for this volunteer internship opportunity. Please contact us at 301-495-4511 to request accommodation.
Background check required: Yes
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Intern
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)
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 spring and summer to help get the trash out of the park and where it belongs.We welcome individuals and families to join in! These events are SSL approved!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!Upcoming Cleanups:6/5 Cloverly Local ParkAll 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/fill out an application to participate, including parents/guardians.**Covid Guidelines:- 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.- Volunteers may not ask others for their vaccination status.- 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
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning
Do you enjoy working with people and sharing your love of nature? Our Hosts/Hostesses serve as the Nature Center's front line representatives. They welcome our visitors, provide information, and enjoy helping guests learn more about Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Nature Center. This is a rewarding job for someone who likes to be helpful and learn more about the natural environment!DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Learn about our program offerings and park resources.2. Greet visitors.3. Answer visitor inquiries or direct them to appropriate staff. 4. Take messages for staff. 5. Answer telephone calls. 6. Occasionally help with office administrative work, computer work, and program/exhibit preparation. 7. Check people in for programs. Volunteers Hosts are needed:Weekdays Tuesday through Saturday, morning or afternoon for 2.5 hours or a 2.5 hour shift on Sundays:10 - 12:30 or 12:30 - 3 Tuesday - Saturdayor1 - 3:30 Sundays
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
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 times2. Cleanup location (Find a park near you!)3. Estimated group size and age range4. Would you like to pick up a Parks Cleanup 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 parent/guardian with themAll groups must follow the current Covid 19 Requirements and Park Safety Guidelines. Current Covid Guidelines- Group size is 30 volunteers for most location, 50 volunteers at certain locations- Volunteers must pre-register with the Group Leader- 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.- Volunteers may not ask others for their vaccination status.- 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 guidelinesAll volunteers must submit Montgomery Parks COVID-19 waivers.- Group leaders must have all volunteers submit a signed waiver then compile them and send to Valeria Espinoza- Electronic waivers are available for adult groups.- Volunteers under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian signs by hand.
Minimum age of volunteers: 5
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
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.
Job Type: 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