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*Trail Workdays on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks*

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Weekend Volunteer Trail Workday projects are a great way to support one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities-trails.
By participating in 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 years old may volunteer if an adult participates with them. All projects are SSL approved.

Please click on Job Details and then Schedule tab to sign up for a specific workday date(s).

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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04/17/2019 - 04/19/2019 - Spring Break Plant Exploration Station Interpreter - Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

We are looking for friendly and outgoing volunteers to engage garden visitors with our mobile plant exlploration cart. We want to enrich our visitor's garden visits with fun hands-on activities and learning experiences, to show them more about the plant world around them. The cart will be moved to different popular plant areas to engage the public.

Volunteers are needed during MCPS Spring Break on April 17-19 from 10am-2pm


Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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04/28/2019 - Forest Friends Festival - Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton - SUNDAY, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Here's your chance to be a 'BFF' (Best Friend Forever) to animals, insects, plants etc., during Earth Month at Brookside Nature Center!

Our Forest Friends Festival will feature exhibits, walks and activities that highlight our natural resources, from native plants to pollinators, and how to best care for them.

Volunteers are vital to the running of this event and we seek those who can face paint, teach about animals, help sell plants, and share their enthusiasm for all things natural.

Teens, you can earn your SSL hours by volunteering for this festival.

Click on Job Details and Duties and Requirements to learn more!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Camp Counselor, Summer 2019 - Brookside Gardens' Children's Programs, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Come help out at our week-long summer day camp programs based on a garden theme, such as: Garden Faries and Gnomes; Garden Architects and Inventors; Farms, Food, Fun and Sun; Garden Eco Explorers; Botanical Art Camp.


Volunteers assist with daily set-up, conducting children's crafts, and providing educational information to young children.

*Must be available to volunteer for the entire week (every day) for at least one of the camp weeks listed.*


We need volunteers for the weeks of:
June 24 - 28
July 15 - 19
July 22 - 26
July 29 - Aug 2
Aug 12 - 16

***SSL approved!***

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

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

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Camp Counselor, Summer 2019 - Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Brookside Nature Center is once again offering a full summer calendar of week long day camps for children ages 6 through 10, and we can't do it without the help of volunteers!

We are looking for camp counselors who love being around kids, being outside, and who want to share their love of nature. These teens will take pride in their role as representatives for the Montgomery Parks Department!

With camps starting in the middle of June and running until the middle of August, volunteers can sign up for at least two of our 8 different camps.

Here's a list of this years' camps and dates, check them out to see if any fit your schedule and interest!:

Trail Buddies Camp: June 10 - 14,
June Bug Camp: June 17 - 21,
Native Ways Camp: June 24 - 28,
Nature's Laboratory: July 8 - July 13,
Creek Week: July 15 - July 19,
Wild in the Woods: July 28 - August 2,
NW Branch Expedition Force: August 5 - August 9.

Our mandatory Counselor and Staff Orientation is June 19, from 1 - 4 pm.

Volunteer Camp Counselors assist staff throughout the week by helping prepare for each day's activities, supervising the children and leading some activities. Counselors will report to the Senior Camp Counselors and Camp teachers, and volunteer from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Volunteering as a camp counselor is an ideal way to earn SSL hours while gaining experience working with kids and having lots of fun!

See Duties and Requirements after clicking on Job Details to see if this is a good fit.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: 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

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 natural surface trails offers many great project opportunities for Eagle Scouts! If you would 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)

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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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Inclusion Support Volunteer

Location:

Wheaton or Cabin John Ice Rinks and/or Tennis Centers; at one of our four Nature Centers; and/or historic sites.
Montgomery County
MD

Description

Montgomery Parks offers many wonderful programs throughout the year for residents in Montgomery County and beyond. While Park staff and volunteers help run these programs, we also provide support services to individuals with disabilities to encourage their participation in the activities of their choice. Activities can include ice skating, tennis, and a variety of interactive nature and history programs.

Inclusion Support Volunteers help us meet this need by modifying activities for individuals with disabilities and facilitating positive social interactions with others.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with programs located at either an ice rink, a tennis facility, historic site or nature center. A schedule will be worked out with staff, but we are looking for a committment to the duration of the program or season.

Volunteers will receive training and placed with programs where and when they are needed.
We are looking for volunteers that enjoy helping others, and want to help everyone have fun, learn something and enjoy themselves at one of our parks!

**When applying, please fill out the OPTIONAL information section of the application (at the bottom) so we can see if this will be a good match**

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Intern, Pro-bono

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

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Josiah Henson Park Outreach Ambassador

Location:

Various locations throughout the local area
MD

Description

Enjoy meeting new people and sharing your love of history? Bring history to life as a Henson Ambassador!

Travel around the region introducing audiences to the Rev. Josiah Henson and his extraordinary journey from slavery to freedom.

Share upcoming plans for the new Josiah Henson Museum opening in 2020.

Learn all about Rev. Henson and the Museum project in our free training classes.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: 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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