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*2021-2022 Weed Warrior Workdays

Location:

Various Parks throughout Montgomery County
MD

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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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*Trail Rangers*

Location:

Natural Surface Trails - Countywide
MD

Description

* Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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 on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks*

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

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

Weekend Volunteer Trail Workday projects are a great way to support one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities. Typically weekend trail workdays take place throughout the Spring & Fall seasons. By applying below, I will email you when scheduled trail workday opportunities become available on the calender.

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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Eagle Scout Project - Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Throughough Montgomery County
Various Parks, MD

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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!

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

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

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.

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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Groundskeeper Aide (BNC)

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Brookside Nature Center's Groundskeeper Aides work on a variety of outdoor tasks including trail maintenance, gardening, removing invasive plants, pruning, and mulching around our Nature Centers. Groundskeeper Aides are task-oriented and take pride in their role as representatives of the Montgomery County Parks Department. Duties Include: 1. Trail maintenance. 2. Gardening. 3. Removing invasive plants. 4. Pruning 5. Mulching 6. Other outdoor tasks as assigned.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Human Resources and Organizational Development Volunteer Interns, Planning Department

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 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 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, 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

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Ice Skating Instructional Assistant - Wheaton Ice Arena

Location:

Wheaton Ice Rink
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated, in effect November 1*

*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.

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 Watershed Cleanup Hosted by Montgomery Parks Staff

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Silver Spring, MD

Description

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

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 to help get trash out of our parks and streams. We welcome individuals and families to join us!

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:
*12/4 - Sligo Mill NCA
*MLK Cleanups being schedule for early January!

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

Covid Guidelines (as of November 2021):
- Volunteers must bring a mask
- Volunteers must be vaccinated
- 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 register here and submit their Montgomery Parks COVID-19 waiver

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

If there is no "schedule" tab, it means signups are full or there are no staff-led cleanups scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates.


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

Location:

At a park near you!
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! Group leaders can submit one application on behalf of their group (select "group"). We ask for a three weeks notice before your cleanup. This opportunity is eligible for SSL HOURS.

Please read through our current covid 19 requirements for volunteers effective November 1, 2021:
- Volunteers must be fully vaccinated
- Group leaders must check of vaccination cards before the cleanup event. This can be completed at check-in as long as effective communication to ensure volunteers bring a photo or copy of their certicate is achieved.
- Volunteers must submit our Covid-19 Waiver electronically or via paper
- The minimum age of participation will be 12 years old as of 11/1

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

Organize a Group Cleanup!
What we'll need:
1. Cleanup date and times
2. Cleanup location (Find a park near you! or work with our office to match you with a cleanup site)
🠮 For Local/regional parks: pick up your cleanup supply kit and cleanup independently
🠮 For Stream Valley Parks: we may assign a Stream Strider volunteer to lead your group and bring supplies
3. Estimated group size and age range
4. Do you need SSL forms?
5. Submit your Cleanup Results

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: 12

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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