Join Meadowside Nature Center staff and other volunteers on Thursday, December 7th from 9:30am to 12pm for a morning of outdoor exercise as we update exhibit features for our flighted Animal Ambassadors! These are animals under human care due to their injuries or imprinted nature, and serve as educators for stories about their species. Their enclosures are designed with natural features like large rocks, river stones, perches, sticks, and gravel. We will be hauling large rocks and river stones to update the raptor enclosures. Raptors will not be in the spaces while staff and volunteers are performing this work. Time permitting, volunteers may also be able to create DIY crafts that encourage the animals to display natural behaviors, much like chew toys do for dogs.Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Don't forget water and snacks! For ages 14+* to adults. *Students: This is a MCPS school day. Please have your parent or guardian demonstrate you are out of school due to homeschooling, internship hours, or other types of arrangements that provide you the ability to attend. Students can earn SSL hours by participating in this activity.Please only sign up if you plan to attend!
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Corporate
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
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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.Each volunteer must register separately with their own account.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
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
*All students receiving SSL hours must pre-register*Individual and family volunteers can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff and volunteers!
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.
Minimum age of volunteers: 18