**WE are currently at capacity for Eagle Projects this spring and summer. We will open up this opportunity again this FALL***If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*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 require the scout to seek out 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, can stick to a schedule and are hardworkers!Follow this link to see how we like to work with scouts: Eagle Scout Letter
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Scout
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
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*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*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.** Please note: Court Ordered Volunteer Hours can''t be granted through this workday.**
Minimum age of volunteers: 12
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*Join us for our Grown@Pope Harvesting Events! Volunteers are needed for one day or as many days as you want. You will work alongside staff to harvest, collect, and weigh produce to be donated to food assistance providers across Montgomery County.This project strengthens food security in the county and provides families with fresh produce grown on parkland. When you harvest with us, you'll have a good time and celebrate a good cause.Instruction and tools will be provided. Most workdays will be scheduled in the mornings at Pope Farm Nursery, Monday through Friday for 2- or 4-hour shifts. On days when there is minimal harvesting, volunteers will work on weeding or planting new food crops.Families are welcome, children 15 and under must be supervised on a one-to-one ratio. You must be 16 or older to volunteer on your own.SSL Approved!
Minimum age of volunteers: 16
*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*Help Montgomery Park's Pope Farm Nursery produce multiple food crops to assist in the effort to supply and address food insecurities among the county population. The Crop Production Assistant volunteer will support the horticultural staff with the implementation of a crop program at the Nursery. We are looking for volunteers that can work a 4 hour shift during the week, between the hours of 7am and 3pm.The work includes but is not necessarily limited to planning/selecting crops, hand planting seeds as necessary, monitoring crops upon emergence, pruning and thinning crop plants as necessary, rotation (turning) of larger crops and harvesting.This work can be physically demanding, but it provides volunteers the opportunity to work "behind-the-scenes" of the county parks with a knowledgeable, professional horticultural staff.Once you apply someone will be in touch to discuss the position further and to see if this will be a good match!
Minimum age of volunteers: 18
Volunteer Type: Adult
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)
*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*The AHFP is a 455 acre park open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. It is a beautiful setting of a historic farm, including several outbuildings and a farmhouse. Near the farmhouse are two demonstration gardens that are used to explain how people used smaller gardens to feed themselves and their families, and for pleasure with beautiful flowers.We need your help with watering, weeding, pruning, and other routine care. We are looking for help on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. or Saturday during the growing season, flexible schedule worked out with site manager.Some gardening experience is helpful, but training will be offered. High school graduates are welcome!SSL hours approved.
Background check required: Yes
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Scout, Intern
*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*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!
Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)
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, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!(If applying, fill out the GROUP application - it's much shorter!)
Minimum age of volunteers: 8
Park Police Volunteer help keep parks safe by providing additional eyes and ears for the Park Police. Volunteers are trained in non-enforcement police duties that include foot, vehicle, horse or bike patrol; traffic control; parking; community events; and outreach programs. Please follow this link to learn more, and to see what the requirements are for these positions:Park Police Volunteering*The next Volunteer Academy has not been scheduled yet, but if you apply here, you will be notified when it will be open for signing up.*
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)
*To sign for a cleanup, click on the schedule tab*Individual and family volunteers can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff and volunteers! Click schedule tab to register for the next cleanup. Please note that when an event fills up, it disappears from the schedule. Cleanups will be added throughout the season, so check back often!All cleanups are pre-approved for SSL hours. Children under 14 years old must volunteer with a parent/guardian.This opportunity is not eligible for court ordered service.If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid 19 you are not eligible to volunteer at this time.For questions contact: email@example.com
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group
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! We ask for a two weeks notice before your cleanup. Group Leader requirements:- Must be 18 years & up- Must communicate all requirements and park policies with group members, and ensure fulfillment- Participants in the cleanup may be of all ages, but those under 14 years old must have a parent/guardian with themIf you and your group can meet these requirements, register here (as a group) and we'll proceed with the next steps:1. Confirm cleanup details (qualified park or trail, date, time, # volunteers)2. Pick up your Cleanup Kit3. Have a fun, safe cleanup!4. Submit your cleanup results and your Volunteer Sign-in sheet Click here for the complete guidelines to organize your cleanup!If you are interested in offering SSL hours at your cleanup, please contact us for more information.Anyone feeling sick or in recent contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, may not volunteer at the event(s) assigned.
*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*How can we empower our communities to help care for their local parks and streams with a deeper understanding of watershed science and stream ecology? The Montgomery Parks Stream Striders volunteer program is accepting applications! Stream Striders facilitate conservation projects that involve an educational component as well as a service component. Applications are open for adult volunteers interested in leadership, watershed education, & community engagement at their local stream valley parks. How do I become a Stream Strider?1. Read the program qualifications & requirements2. Click "apply"3. Create an account & fill out application (have you vax card ready)4. We will contact you for a brief interview5. Complete a 2-part trainingSTREAM STRIDER WATERSHEDS:Northwest Branch-Anacostia (1)Rock Creek (1)Paint Branch & Little Paint Branch (1)Sligo Creek (2)Long Branch (1)(the numbers indicate spaces available)QUALIFICATIONS: - Must be 18 years+- Complete a background check with Montgomery Parks - Follow park protocols and safety measures - Ability to work with a variety of groups in a leadership position - Ability to present information and educate others- Able to walk outdoors for up to 3 hours in a variety of trail surfaces and weather conditions (not including severe weather)- Must be comfortable accessing areas off trail & in streamsCOMMITMENT: - Minimum of 4 months- Minimum of one project/month- Scheduling is flexible!VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:- Strong resume builder, long-term opportunity to build your leadership skills- Improve the water quality at your local stream- Work with volunteers from all ages, backgrounds, and abilities- Access to stream/nature workshops happening in our parks- Earn service credit toward your program/course (verification letters available)- Volunteer on a flexible scheduleQuestions?301-495-1302 firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Intern