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 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.
Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)
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
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