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**Trail Workdays on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks**

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Weekend Volunteer Trail Workday Projects

Volunteer Trail Workday projects are great way to support Parks by helping to maintain and expand the 165 mile natural surface trail network, one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities.

The minimum age to volunteer is 15 years old, however 13 & 14 years old may volunteer if an adult participates with them. All projects are SSL approved.

To Sign Up click on Job Details below and the Schedule Tab on the next page.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

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

If you enjoy natural surface trails in Montgomery Parks and have a few hours to spare every three months (and after major storm events) then becoming a Volunteer Trail Ranger is a excellent way to help steward trails in Montgomery Parks!

We are looking for Volunteers to perform quarterly trail inspections and light maintenance work on assigned segment(s) of natural surface trails in Montgomery Parks. Your trail inspection reports and light maintenance helps improve the trail network and alerts us of safety and maintenance needs.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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*Weed Warrior for a Day Workdays*

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 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. 

To find out about upcoming workdays, visit the Montgomery Parks' Event Calendar.  Under "Filter by category" click on the "Weed Warrior" button to see our events.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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12/21/2018 - Winter Solstice Campfire - Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville - Friday, 5:45-7:30pm

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Volunteers help us make this great yearly event a success! Our campfire is a celebration of the sun's return. We'll tell tales of winter, help families roast s'mores and help children make lanterns to light their way on a short walk.

See Duties and Responsibilities to learn more and then sign up if you are interested.

**We do not take walk-in volunteers**

You must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer for this event prior to the event day.

SSL approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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12/28/2018 - Otus' Rockin New Year - Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville - Friday, 9:45am-12:15pm at Meadowside Nature Center

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Volunteers make this great yearly event a success as they help the families who join us make seasonal crafts, make wishes for the New Year, and help countdown to the "New Year" at Noon (not midnight!) on Friday with our mascot Otus the Owl.

Click on the Duties and Responsibilities to find out more and sign up if you are interested!

**We do not take walk-in volunteers**

You must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer for this event prior to the event day.

SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group

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 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

Montgomery Parks' 160 miles of natural surface trails offer many great opportunities for Eagle Scout projects! If you'd like to be considered, please contact us at least 3 months in advance. Parks Trail Staff will assist you in developing your proposal and help with your project to meet the needs of building and improving our trail system.

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

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 County 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, 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!

(Make sure you 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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Living History Interpreters - Docents, Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Description

The Agricultural History Farm Park is seeking those with a love of history to share their time and talents in telling the story of Montgomery County's rich agricultural and cultural heritage! Living history interpreter docents will help visitors connect to the history of the Farm by:

- Inviting visitors into our 1908 Farmhouse
- Leading visitors on tours of the house and surrounding grounds
- Providing historical information in a meaningful and knowledgeable manner
- Wearing historical costumes that will help visitors further understand the customs and culture of the early 20th century

Living history interpreter docents must complete 16 hours of non-costumed shadowing and on-site training before working independently. Hours available weekends and weekdays. Some scheduled hours may require work with special programs and school groups. This position requires long periods of standing, sitting, walking, and working in a variety of weather conditions.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks), Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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Oakley Cabin Tour Guide, Olney, April - November

Location:

Oakley Cabin
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832

Description

Love meeting people from the past? Want to share your passion for history with folks? Oakley Cabin African American Museum may be the place for you!

Join us and become a trained tour guide who will share with visitors of all ages the rich history of Oakley Cabin's early African American residents of the 1800s. Free Training available and SSL hours are available for students who complete training and are able to provide a minimum number of hikes throughout the year.

Click on Job Details and Duties and Requirements to get more information.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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Organize a Park and Stream Cleanup Project

Location:

Montgomery County, MD

Description

We need your help to keep our parks and streams clean! Organizing and holding a cleanup event is easy and fun and is a great way to get outdoors and help your local environment. The Volunteer Service Office will work with your existing group or help you recruit one and we'll work with you to find a conveniently located project site. Click on Job Details below to find out how to get started!


(Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult, SSL hours are available)

If you are looking for a cleanup that you can join please check our seasonal volunteer events page.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Weed Warrior Certification Training

Location:

Multiple Locations
Mongtomery County, MD

Description

A variety of non-native, invasive plants (NNIs) are present in Montgomery County 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.

Certified Weed Warrior Volunteers help control NNIs through manual management techniques (cutting/pulling/bagging plant material, etc.). This work can be quite physical, but it is also very rewarding and can have a significant impact on local ecosystems.

To become a Certified Weed Warrior Volunteer (and be authorized to remove invasives anywhere on Montgomery Parks property on your own schedule), you will need to complete a 3-part training in non-native, invasive plant identification and removal techniques. This involves a 2-hour classroom training, a 1-hour online training, and a 2-hour field training.

NOTE: Our training program is currently dormant for Winter. Trainings will resume in Spring 2019. If you are interested in attending one of our future trainings, please click "Job Details" and "Apply" and fill out a volunteer application. We'll send information about our Spring and Summer 2019 training dates as soon as we have them scheduled.

If you're eager to get started, we encourage to you check out our group Weed Warrior workdays (no training required!). These workdays are held throughout the year in parks around the county and are led by volunteer Weed Warrior Supervisors and/or park staff. To find out more, visit the Montgomery Parks' Event Calendar. (Under "Filter by category" click on the "Weed Warrior" button to see our events.)

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Woodlawn Manor Tour Guide, Woodlawn Manor Park Cultural, Sandy Spring

Location:

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Description

Lead groups on guided tour of the Woodlawn Museum and other historic buildings of Woodlawn Manor, a 19th century plantation. Share information about the Plamer family that owned the property for nearly a century and its other residents. Learn about the history of local Quaker, free and enslaved communities as well as local agricultural practices. Volunteers may also be called upon to lead hands-on activities during special programs.

If you have a love of history, enjoy working with the public and admire beautiful scenery this will be a great volunteer opportunity for you!

This position is SSL approved. The barn is currenly only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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Woodlawn Museum Greeter, Woodlawn Manor Park Cultural, Sandy Spring

Location:

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Description

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park has recently opened a beautiful new museum in its Stone Barn. This amazing historic facility tells the story of a bustling farm, its community and those who made a bold bid for freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Volunteer Greeters will welcome visitors to the Woodlawn Museum and provide them with an orientation to the barn and historic property.

Volunteers will be stationed inside the Museum and ensure that visitors have registered for admission at the Visitor Center before touring the Museum. Volunteers may also be called upon to deliver hands-on interpretive history programming.

If you have a love of history, enjoy working with the public and admire beautiful scenery this will be a great volunteer opportunity for you!

This position is SSL approved.  The barn is currenly only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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Woods Warriors - New Tree Survival Projects (Only Groups Should Apply)

Location:

Various Parks Throughout Montgomery Parks
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Montgomery Parks LOVES trees (just look at our logo!), and we plant 100's of new young trees every year. But unfortunately, until they become substantially bigger, these new trees need your help!

When they are first planted, our trees have wire fencing put around them to protect them from deer and other animals harming their bark. We also try to put some mulch or at least clear up the weeds from around their bases, to let them get all of the nutrients and water they need to survive.

Groups like yours will help us help the new trees that have been "out there" for awhile, that need a check-in to make sure the cages are still strong and working, and the weeds are kept at bay. These projects typically run 2 to 3 hours.

Your Group's Leader will work with our Park Staff to pick from one of many of our reforestation sites that's convenient to your location. 

Please contact Norma Kawecki at Norma.Kawecki@MontgomeryParks.org to discuss your potential project with her before filling out an application.

Dates are flexible, and we will work with your schedule (but weekdays are preferred). Supplies will be provided, but if you have a favorite pair of gloves, bring them! We also suggest that you bring your own water and snacks, dress to be out in a tall grass field with long sleeves and long pants, wear closed shoes and bug spray.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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