*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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* 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.
Minimum age of volunteers: 18
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)
*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.
Minimum age of volunteers: 13
*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!
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Scout
*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.
Minimum age of volunteers: 15
Volunteer Type: Youth, Scout
Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)
*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 waiverTo 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group
Want to share your love of history? Become a tour guide at the historic one-room Kingsley Schoolhouse in Little Bennett Regional Park. The school is furnished as it was in the 1920s in a beautiful rural setting. Help visitors learn what school was like in the past! The schoolhouse is open the first Sunday of each month, April through October.FREE training provided.
Background check required: Yes
Minimum age of volunteers: 16
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)
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 11/1If 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 times2. 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 supplies3. Estimated group size and age range4. 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.