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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.



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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06/04/2022 | Pond Workday | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton | Saturday, 10am - 1pm

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 for a fun morning outdoors while we get our pond in good shape! We'll remove our old floating wetlands from the pond, separate the plants and materials that can be saved, and prepare any remaining wetland plants for re-potting!

Work will involve getting wet and muddy! Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Don't forget water and sunscreen!

For ages 12+. Children under 14 years old must have a registered parent/guardian with them. Students can earn SSL hours by participating in this activity!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

Volunteer Type: Adult, 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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Camp Counselor, Summer 2022 | Chesapeake Week, August 15 -19 | Maydale Nature Classroom

Location:

Maydale Nature Classroom
1638 Maydale Drive
Colesville, MD 20905

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

This is a great opportunity for youth and adults looking to volunteer this summer, along and in the Chesapeake Bay!

Our Summer Camp Counselors help kids explore the Chesapeake Bay and the watershed region through sailing, camping*, canoeing and more!


We will begin the week by exploring the Bay by boat as we trawl for fish, dredge for oysters and analyze water samples looking for microscopic life forms. By mid-week, we take a more intimate look at the Bay's waterways through canoeing, camping, crabbing, and fossil hunting.

*This position requires two consecutive nights of camping in Southern Maryland.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning

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

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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 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!

*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: 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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Ice Skating Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Wheaton Ice

Location:

Wheaton Ice Rink
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Wheaton Ice Arena
provides a variety of Ice Skating Camp Programs for the public.

Counselors-in-training (CIT's) help prepare for the skating camps, work with children and provide additional support throughout the camp session.


CIT's should be people-oriented and take pride in their role as representatives for the Montgomery Parks Department!

**Must have basic ice skating skills**

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Ice Skating Instructional Assistant | Wheaton Ice Arena, Wheaton

Location:

Wheaton Ice Rink
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

*Looking for skilled ice skaters only!*


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.

*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: 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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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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Nature Center Host | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

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, assist park naturalists with projects, 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 and communicate effectively about program offerings and park resources.
2. Greet visitors in a friendly and professional manner.
3. Correctly answer visitor inquiries or direct them to appropriate staff.
4. Promptly answer telephone calls and take messages for staff when needed.
6. Assist with office administrative work, computer work, and program/exhibit preparation as needed.
7. Direct and check-in nature program participants.

Potential hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm;
Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5pm

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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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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Special Event Monitor, Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Brookside Gardens is a natural place for the community to have its special events, and the Facility Rental Program has several events booked throughout the year. Facility Rental Programs staff support the events by setting up and monitoring the events, but extra help is needed to make sure everything goes smoothly for our event guests!

Special Event Monitor Volunteers assist staff indoors and outdoors throughout the year, making the Gardens a great place for our guests to hold a special wedding, anniversary parties, remembrance ceremonies and other events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide Garden Staff presence in the gardens; and/or Visitor Center during the event.
2. Monitor event entrances/exits to maintain privacy.
3. Monitor the Visitor Center's entrances to allow only the event guests into the event.
4. Interact with event and non-event guests to answer questions about the Gardens.
5. Direct event guests to the proper garden event space.
6. Direct non-event guests temporarily to other garden areas.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Stream Striders Watershed Leadership Program

Location:

Parks & Streams
Montgomery Parks, MD

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

How can we empower our communities to help care for their local parks and streams with a deeper understanding of watershed science and stream ecology?

The Montgomery Parks Stream Striders volunteer program is accepting Spring Applications! Stream Striders facilitate conservation projects that involve an educational component as well as a service component. Applications are open for adult volunteers interested in leadership, watershed education, & community engagement at their local stream valley parks.

Summer Applications due 5/15!

How do I become a Stream Strider?
1. Read the program qualifications & requirements
2. Click "apply"
3. Create an account & fill out application (have you vax card ready)
4. We will contact you for a brief interview
5. Complete a 2-part training

STREAM STRIDER WATERSHEDS:

Muddy Branch (1)
Northwest Branch-Anacostia (2)
Rock Creek (1)
Paint Branch & Little Paint Branch (1)
Seneca Creek (1)
Sligo Creek (2)
Long Branch (1)
(the numbers indicate spaces available)

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Must be 18 years+
- Complete a background check with Montgomery Parks
- Follow park protocols and safety measures
- Ability to work with a variety of groups in a leadership position
- Ability to present information or willing to learn!
- Able to walk outdoors for up to 3 hours in a variety of trail surfaces and weather conditions (not including severe weather)
- Must be comfortable accessing areas off trail & in streams

COMMITMENT:
- 4 months/seasonal
- Minimum of 4 hrs/month (one project/month)
- Weekends and some weekdays, scheduling is flexible!

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
- Strong resume builder, long-term opportunity if you continue in the spring
- Access to stream/nature workshops happening in our parks
- Earn service credit toward your program/course (verification letters available)
- Volunteer on a flexible schedule

Questions?
301-495-1302 valeria.espinoza@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 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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