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**Trail Workdays on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks**

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Weekend Volunteer Trail Workday Projects

Volunteer Trail Workday projects are great way to support Parks by helping to maintain and expand the 165 mile natural surface trail network, one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities.

The minimum age to volunteer is 15 years old, however 13 & 14 years old may volunteer if an adult participates with them. All projects are SSL approved.

To Sign Up click on Job Details below and the Schedule Tab on the next page.

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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12/21/2018 - Winter Solstice Campfire - Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville - Friday, 5:45-7:30pm

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Volunteers help us make this great yearly event a success! Our campfire is a celebration of the sun's return. We'll tell tales of winter, help families roast s'mores and help children make lanterns to light their way on a short walk.

See Duties and Responsibilities to learn more and then sign up if you are interested.

**We do not take walk-in volunteers**

You must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer for this event prior to the event day.

SSL approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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12/28/2018 - Otus' Rockin New Year - Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville - Friday, 9:45am-12:15pm at Meadowside Nature Center

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Volunteers make this great yearly event a success as they help the families who join us make seasonal crafts, make wishes for the New Year, and help countdown to the "New Year" at Noon (not midnight!) on Friday with our mascot Otus the Owl.

Click on the Duties and Responsibilities to find out more and sign up if you are interested!

**We do not take walk-in volunteers**

You must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer for this event prior to the event day.

SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Brookside & McCrillis Gardens Volunteer

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Do you share an interest in horticultre and public engagment? If yes, then consider volunteer at Brookside and McCrillis Gardens. Both Gardens offer unique opportunities for prospective volunteers to donate their time to their local public garden. Single day and long term projects offered.

Note to Prospective Volunteer:
Apply to this position if you are expressing an interest in volunteer opportunities with Brookside Gardens. You'll be the first to be informed when particular positions are posted.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 11

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Long-term (6 months+)

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Conservation Projects at Brookside Nature Center (FOR GROUPS ONLY!)

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Have your group help conserve natural areas on parkland by participating in a service project at Brookside Nature Center.

Projects may include planting native plants, removing invasive species, cleaning-up streams and improving natural surface trails.

Exact project activities will depend on time of year, and age and size of group.

Fill out an application or call to discuss setting up a project for your group!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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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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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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Woods Warriors - New Tree Survival Projects (Only Groups Should Apply)

Location:

Various Parks Throughout Montgomery Parks
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Montgomery Parks LOVES trees (just look at our logo!), and we plant 100's of new young trees every year. But unfortunately, until they become substantially bigger, these new trees need your help!

When they are first planted, our trees have wire fencing put around them to protect them from deer and other animals harming their bark. We also try to put some mulch or at least clear up the weeds from around their bases, to let them get all of the nutrients and water they need to survive.

Groups like yours will help us help the new trees that have been "out there" for awhile, that need a check-in to make sure the cages are still strong and working, and the weeds are kept at bay. These projects typically run 2 to 3 hours.

Your Group's Leader will work with our Park Staff to pick from one of many of our reforestation sites that's convenient to your location. 

Please contact Norma Kawecki at Norma.Kawecki@MontgomeryParks.org to discuss your potential project with her before filling out an application.

Dates are flexible, and we will work with your schedule (but weekdays are preferred). Supplies will be provided, but if you have a favorite pair of gloves, bring them! We also suggest that you bring your own water and snacks, dress to be out in a tall grass field with long sleeves and long pants, wear closed shoes and bug spray.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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