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**Raptor Breeding Monitor (Jan-June) - Meadowside Nature Center**

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Seasonal Position: Training is in January; shifts are done independently and take place in February through June. Once a month, there will be an optional bird walk with a Naturalist.

Description: Maryland, and Montgomery County Parks in particular, are lucky enough to have a wide variety of raptors (aka Birds of Prey) located in our natural areas. We are seeking volunteers to help us track the raptors who are breeding in Rock Creek Regional Park.

This program helps the Nature Center Naturalist staff and the Park's Natural Resources Division learn more about how many raptors are in the area, and how these birds of prey use our parks for breeding and nesting.

Volunteer Commitment: Volunteer Monitors must commit to walking on a designated trail to report observations of raptors at a minimum of twice a month throughout the breeding season (February through June). Depending on the trail a volunteer choses to monitor, it can take about 30 minutes to an hour to accomplish these tasks. Virtual training will be provided in January and consists of two 1-hour online workshops. Optional monthly walks with the Volunteer Supervisor (a Naturalist) provide additional opportunities for training on bird identification and to get to know your fellow volunteers.

Benefits: This is a great volunteer position for those who love being outside, learning new skills, and watching animals, like birds! This is also great experience for anyone interested in pursuing careers in wildlife management, biology, or environmental sciences.

*This position is NOT eligible for SSL hours*

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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*2021-2022 Weed Warrior Workdays

Location:

Various Parks throughout Montgomery County
MD

Description

*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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*Trail Rangers*

Location:

Natural Surface Trails - Countywide
MD

Description

* 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.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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*Trail Workdays on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks*

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

*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.


Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 13

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

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

*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!

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

*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.

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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Organize Your Own Group Cleanup Project

Location:

At a park near you!
Montgomery County, MD

Description

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 11/1

If 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 times
2. 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 supplies
3. Estimated group size and age range
4. 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.

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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