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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. 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 years old may volunteer if an adult participates with them. All Volunteer Trail Workdays are SSL approved.

Click on Job Details below and the Schedule tab on the next page to view and sign up for upcoming work dates.



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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*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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09/16/2019 - 09/27/2019 - Long Branch Festival Set-Up and Assistance - Flower Avenue Park, Silver Spring

Location:

Flower Avenue Park
8746 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Description

The Long Branch Festival is a great event and a collaborative partnership of the Long Branch Business League, Montgomery Housing Partnership, Montgomery County Planning, and the Department of Housing and Community Development, with substantial support from Montgomery Parks and Purple Line Transit Partners.

Volunteers are needed for this exciting event with many opportunities to give back to your community and earn SSL hours.

**VOLUNTEERS SIGN UP BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK**

From helping set up the various festival locations, to monitoring areas, answering questions, to working with a sound engineer, there are many chances to serve your community and be a problem solver.

Prior to the Festival, Monday, September 16th through Thursday, September 19th, there are many opportunities for painting, construction, and general setup of the festival areas.

The festival itself runs from Friday, September 20th to Friday, September 27th, with setup two hours before the first event each day, as well as take down at 9pm each night. Most shifts range from 2 to 3 hours. Please feel free to sign up for as many shifts as works with your schedule.

Please note that some volunteer positions have minimum age requirements. SSL qualified shifts will be noted "SSL".

Head to the festival website to sign up volunteer shifts, and thank you for your help!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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10/02/2019 - Active Aging Week Event, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton - Wednesday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallen Avenue
MD, MD 20902

Description

Volunteers are needed at Montgomery County''s First Annual "Active Aging Week Kick Off Event", where residents 50 years old or better will enjoy an afternoon at Brookside Gardens!


Visitor activities will include walking the trails, activity demonstrations and a vendor area.

We need assistance setting up and breaking down the space, monitoring trash & recycling bins, checking in participants and directing them to the various activities. We also need help turning over and modifying our physical activity space for new activities. Volunteers will also help visitors with accessibility.

This will be an outdoor event so we are asking volunteers to dress appropriately for the weather.

Several shifts are available and this activity is SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Group, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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11/02/2019 - 12/14/2019 - Indoor Tennis volunteers needed for ACEing Autism Classes - Wheaton Indoor Tennis, Saturdays, 10 to Noon

Location:

11715 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Wheaton Indoor Tennis is proud to partner with ACEing Autism to serve up an amazing tennis curriculum! Directed by our teaching pro, volunteers will be paired with kids on the autism spectrum (ages 6-12 and 13-18).

The program helps kids develop coordination, confidence, and social skills through on-court activities that emphasize taking turns, working in teams and following instruction.

Volunteers receive training prior to first class. Tennis experience is helpful but not necessary. Must enjoy working with kids and have high energy. Special education background a plus!

We are seeking mature 15 year olds/high school freshman and older.

Success of this program depends upon consistent pairing of volunteers and participants each week. Volunteers must commit to helping out on all 6 Saturdays.

Volunteer registration and background check required.

SSL approved.

**VOLUNTEER NEED DEPENDS ON NUMBER OF CLASS PARTICIPANTS - PLEASE APPLY AND TENNIS PROGRAM MANAGER WILL CONTACT YOU TO DISCUSS SCHEDULE**

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

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

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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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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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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Trail Rangers

Location:

Natural Surface Trails - Countywide
MD

Description

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 an assigned segment of natural surface trail in Montgomery Parks. Your trail inspection reports and light maintenance work alerts us of safety and maintenance needs and improves the trail system.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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