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*Gardener | Agricultural History Farm Park

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Description

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

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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*Weed Warrior Workday Events*

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 workday events 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.

Volunteers 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered, responsible adult.

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.**

** If interested in training to become a Certified Weed Warrior, please visit this page for more information. **

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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06/15/2024 | MudFest Event Volunteers Needed! | Beallsville | Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:

Woodstock Equestrian Park
20207 Darnestown Rd
Beallsville, MD 20842

Description

Help us celebrate International Mud Day at the Woodstock Equestrian Park in Beallsville.

Festival guests will get to play in multiple mud pits, create mud art, play in our mud pie kitchen, and enjoy food and music. All of this is made possible by park staff and volunteers like you!

Volunteering for this event allows you and those in your vehicle free admission to the event.

This will be outside work, rain or shine.

We are looking for outgoing and friendly people, and while all jobs are not physically demanding, they all do require the ability to work on uneven ground.

This is approved for SSL hours.

**Severe weather date of Sunday, June 16. Please, only apply if you can be there for the both dates!**

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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06/15/2024 | Henson Birthday Celebration! | Josiah Henson Museum & Park | Bethesda

Location:

Josiah Henson Museum & Park
11410 Old Georgetown Rd
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Description

Join us for our Henson Birthday Celebration at the Josiah Henson Museum & Park! Guests will have a fun time celebrating this local hero's birthday while learning about Montgomery County history. Volunteers help make this fun happen!

There are two shifts. Sign up by clicking Job Details (if it's showing at bottom of descriptions) and then on the Schedule tab:

9:30am - 1pm (5 spots for Age 14+): Help set up the event, then will help with a variety of activities, games, crafts, and concessions.

9:30am - 1pm (5 spots for Age 18+): Help set up the event, then will help with a variety of activities, crafts, monitoring a fire ring, operating a popcorn machine and concessions.

1 to 4:30pm (5 spots for Age 14+):
Help with a variety of activities, games, crafts, and concessions until the event ends at 4 pm, then will assist in cleaning up.

1 to 4:30pm (5 spots for Age 18+): Help with a variety of activities, crafts, monitoring a fire ring, operating a popcorn machine and concessions. then will assist in cleaning up.

SSL approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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06/17/2024 - 06/18/2024| MudFest Event Clean-up | Woodstock Equestrian Park| Beallsville

Location:

Woodstock Equestrian Park
20207 Darnestown Rd
Beallsville, MD 20842

Description

We are looking for volunteers who are not afriad to get a little dirty! Please join us in cleaning-up after the MudFest event at the Woodstock Equestrian Park in Beallsville.

Click on Job Details to get to the Duties and Requirements tab, and then the Schedule tab to see dates and times to sign up for!

SSL approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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08/04/2024 | Adaptive Mountain Bike Ambassador Volunteers needed for Adaptive Mountain Biking Event | Wheaton Regional Park

Location:

Wheaton Regional Park/Maintenance Yard
12012 Kemp Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery Parks is offering a program sharing the adventures of mountain biking for people who may need adaptive biking equipment, in Wheaton Regional Park. We couldn't do this without the help of volunteers!

Adaptive Mountain Bike Ambassadors volunteers (21 and older) Duties and Requirements:


  • Must have intermediate mountain bike skills.

  • Must have completed the Adaptive Mountain Bike Ambassador Training through M.O.R.E.

  • Preferred professional or educational background in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy.

  • Will assist with transferring riders on and off adaptive mountain bike.

  • Must have the ability to provide basic instruction to participants on how to use various adaptive mountain bikes with a strong emphasis on tailoring techniques for the needs of the rider.

  • Must have own bike.


Volunteers will be working outdoors and should dress for the weather.

Schedule includes orientation from 9-9:50 AM. Program start time is 10 AM.

Breaks will be provided throughout the day.

Lunch, refreshments, and a tee-shirt will be provided!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 21

Volunteer Type: Adult, Group, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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08/04/2024 | Skilled Mountain Bike Enthusiast Volunteers needed for Adaptive Mountain Biking Event | Wheaton Regional Park

Location:

Wheaton Regional Park/Maintenance Yard
12012 Kemp Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery Parks is offering a program sharing the adventures of mountain biking for people who may need adaptive biking equipment, in Wheaton Regional Park. We couldn't do this without the help of volunteers!

Skilled Mountain Bike Enthusiast volunteers (18 and older) Duties and Requirements:


  • Lead or act as "sweep" on adaptive mountain bike trail ride. Will provide 2:1 support for an individual with a disability.

  • Assist with obstacles on the trails; or assist riders with disabilities in navigating trail terrain.

  • Complete the Adaptive Mountain Bike Ambassador Training through M.O.R.E. (Preferred experience).

  • Able to provide basic instruction to participants with a strong emphasis on tailoring techniques for the needs of the rider.

  • Must provide own bike.


Volunteers will be working outdoors and should dress for the weather.

Schedule includes orientation from 9-9:50 AM. Program start time is 10 AM.

Breaks will be provided throughout the day.

Lunch, refreshments, and a tee-shirt will be provided!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Group, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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08/04/2024 | Special Event Volunteers needed for Adaptive Mountain Biking Event | Wheaton Regional Park

Location:

Wheaton Regional Park/Maintenance Yard
12012 Kemp Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery Parks is offering a program sharing the adventures of mountain biking for people who may need adaptive biking equipment, in Wheaton Regional Park. We couldn't do this without the help of volunteers!

Special Event Volunteers (18 and older) help by:


  • Assisting with pulling out the necessary equipment.

  • Event set-up and take-down.

  • Assisting with welcome and check-in.

  • Helping with other duties at the event as necessary.


Volunteers will be working outdoors and should dress for the weather.

Schedule includes orientation from 9-9:50 AM. Program start time is 10 AM.

Breaks will be provided throughout the day.

Lunch, refreshments, and a tee-shirt will be provided!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Group, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Groups looking for Projects in Parks!

Location:

Montgomery 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); 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 parksvolunteers@montgomeryparks.org, or just give us a call at 301-495-2474.

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!

When applying, choose the GROUP application with the Leader Contact information. Volunteer Group Leaders must be 18 or older, but group ages can range from 5 on up, depending upon the project.

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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Grown@Pope Workdays | Pope Farm Nursery, Gaithersburg | Weekday mornings

Location:

Pope Farm Nursery
7400 Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description

Montgomery Park's Grown@Pope program strengthens food security in the county and provides families with fresh produce grown on parkland.

Grown@Pope Workdays are for individuals or groups that would like to come in for 1 to 3 days this season to help with daily tasks. Workday dates and times will be arranged with the program manager, after you apply. If you're interested in commiting more time to this program, please consider signing up for the Crop Production Aide position instead!

Workdays are scheduled for 2-to-4-hour shift during the week, between the hours of 7am and 3pm (but usually in the morning).

Volunteers will assist with planting summer crops and maintaining the garden. They will work alongside staff to harvest, collect, and weigh produce to be donated to food assistance providers across Montgomery County. The work includes: hand planting seeds as needed, monitoring crops upon emergence, pruning and thinning crop plants as needed, rotation (turning) of larger crops and harvesting crops when they are ready to go! Instruction and tools will be provided.

For Individuals, the program manager will send you a list of dates and times to choose from. Families are welcome, but children 15 and under must be supervised by their 18 years+ guardian on a one-to-one ratio. You must be 16 or older to volunteer on your own. SSL Approved!

For Groups, this is a great opportunity for team building and learning new skills with your friends, co-workers or any other type of group. After applying the program manager will be in touch to discuss all of the details. Be sure to register as a GROUP on the volunteer application, as the group leader.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Join a Cleanup Hosted by Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Silver Spring, MD

Description

*All students receiving SSL hours must pre-register*

Individual
and family volunteers can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff and volunteers!
- Children under 14 years old must volunteer with a parent/guardian.
- Students must register with their name to receive SSL hours.
- All cleanups are pre-approved for SSL hours. Forms are provided at the cleanup.
- This opportunity is not eligible for court-ordered service.
- To add volunteers to a family group send us an email.
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!

For questions contact: volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: No

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Organize Your Own Group Cleanup Project (Cleanup Leader Registration)

Location:

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! 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 them

If 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 Kit
3. Have a fun and 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.


Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Special Event Volunteers | Agricultural History Farm Park | Derwood

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Description

The Agricultural History Farm Park is a scenic 455-acre park featuring rolling hills, open fields, an apple orchard, and a variety of farm animals which offers a unique perspective on the county''s rich farming heritage. The Magruder-Bussard farmstead is located within Farm Park and past farming practices are interpreted for the public in a historic farmhouse, barn, assorted farm buildings, and portions of the general property. In addition to the farmstead, the Park includes a 39-acre parcel on the western edge of the farm that was once home to a kinship-based African American community called Newmantown. The Farm Park has many visitors, and volunteers who have a love of history will assist staff in helping visitors connect to the history of the Farm Park through special events and programs.

This opportunity is for individuals who would assist the Farm Park with its special events and programs, as needed, held throughout the year including the Harvest Festival and Montgomery County''s Heritage Days. Individuals would help with set-up and clean-up; and assist staff with various duties and tasks at special events and/or programs.

This is perfect for someone who doesn't want to volunteer on a regular basis, but can pitch in when needed!

Training will be provided. SSL approved.

Click on Duties and Requirements to learn more, and then Apply to be considered for this opportunity.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)

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