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09/15/22 | Salsa in the Park Volunteers Needed!

Location:

Various Parks
in Montgomery County
MD

Description

*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*

The Montgomery Park's Activation Team is looking for energetic volunteers to be a part of Salsa in the Park. Previous customer service and event experience a plus! Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

At the start of the shift, volunteers will be setting up chairs, tables, & decorations as well as assisting vendors in setting up their stations. During, volunteers will help monitor the event by keeping an eye on guest safety as well as cleaning up the event space of trash. Volunteers will be responsible for reporting any necessary information to the on-site Park staff. After the event, volunteers will help break down the event space and pack up Park vehicles.

Volunteers will be given lanyards with name tags so guests can spot them. Dinner will be provided for volunteers at the event (options will vary and communicated via email from Park staff prior to the event).

This opportunity is approved for SSL Hours.

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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09/24/2022 | Public Lands Day Park Cleanup | Black Hill Regional Park | Saturday, 10 am to Noon

Location:

20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

*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.*

National Public Lands Day
is a celebration of one of our most precious resources: our public parks and trails! Please join us in celebrating Public Lands Day by helping to clean up Black Hill Regional Park for people and wildlife to enjoy. Whether you are looking for SSL hours or just want to spend the day giving back, you won''t believe how good it feels to be a good steward!


Parents must accompany children 13 and under.


Groups are also welcome! Interested groups should email Brittney.Mair@montgomeryparks.org.

Approved for SSL hours - Registration is required!

Minimum age of volunteers: 3

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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10/03/2022 | Active Aging Week Event | Brookside Gardens, Wheaton | Monday, Noon to 6 pm

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallen Avenue
MD, MD 20902

Description

*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*

Volunteers are needed at Montgomery County's Annual "Active Aging Week Kick-Off Event", where residents 50 years old or better will enjoy an afternoon at Brookside Gardens doing all sorts of fun activities! The actual event runs from 2 to 5pm, but volunteers will help with set-up and take-down of event before and afterwards.

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:


- Set/up and breakdown of event
- Check-in, directing and handing out Fit Kits to guests
- Trash and recycling monitors
- Hydration Station monitors
- Walk Guides
- Activity Assistants

Volunteers will be working outdoors and should dress for the weather and comfort!


SSL approved!


Volunteers can also sign-up to help with just the set-up and/or breakdown, and then participate in the days activities as well (but must pre-register for the actual event!).

More details will be shared after you apply! Questions? Contact Jennene Blakely at jennene.blakely@montgomeryparks.org.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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2022 Weed Warrior Workdays

Location:

Various Parks throughout Montgomery County
MD

Description

*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.

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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Animal Care (Flying Squirrel Feeder) | Brookside Nature Center

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Brookside Nature Center hosts weekly flying squirrel programs and is looking for individuals to fill our flying squirrel feeders on evenings when programming is not taking place!

Volunteers fill feeders with seeds for squirrels once a week at dusk.

This is a job best done in pairs - please consider applying with a partner, friend, or family member. Individuals who apply solo will be paired with another volunteer. Youth volunteers can apply with a parent or guardian, and can earn service learning hours.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Crop Harvesting Volunteers needed! | Pope Farm Nursery, Gaithersburg

Location:

Pope Farm Nursery
7400 Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description

*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 will harvest with the hosts; Food Production and Donation Coordinator, Crop Production Assistants 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.

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 harvesting events. Please click "apply" to get on a mailing list and check back for additional opportunities.

Families are welcome, children under 14 must be supervised on a one-to-one ratio.

SSL Approved!

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

*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.*

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!


Individual and family volunteers can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff and volunteers!

All cleanups are pre-approved for SSL hours. Children under 14 years old must have a registered parent/guardian with them.

To register for a cleanup event, click the Schedule tab and click "sign up".

For questions contact: volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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:

At a park near you!
Montgomery County, MD

Description

*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.*

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. This opportunity is eligible for SSL HOURS.

Group Leader requirements:
- Must be 18 years & up
- Must communicate all requirements and park policies with group members, and ensure fulfillment

If you and your group can meet these requirements, register here and we'll proceed with the next steps.

What we'll need:
1. Confirm cleanup details (qualified park or trail, date, time, # volunteers)
2. Let us know if you would like to have a Stream Strider help lead your cleanup. Stream Striders are trained local volunteer Leaders that kick off cleanup service projects with a short educational program on watersheds & litter.
3. Pick up your Cleanup Kit from Wheaton HQ or Black Hill Nature Center
4. Have a fun, safe cleanup!
5. Submit your cleanup results and your Volunteer Sign-in sheet to volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org

*Info packet is sent via email and included with your kit (includes SSL credit information)

Park Rules, Safety, & Guidelines for Group Cleanups

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: 18

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Stream Striders Watershed Leadership Program

Location:

Parks & Streams
Montgomery Parks, MD

Description

*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 Spring 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 & requirements
2. Click "apply"
3. Create an account & fill out application (have you vax card ready)
4. We will contact you for a brief interview
5. Complete a 2-part training

STREAM STRIDER WATERSHEDS:

Muddy Branch (0)
Northwest Branch-Anacostia (1)
Rock Creek (1)
Paint Branch & Little Paint Branch (0)
Seneca Creek (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 or willing to learn!
- 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 streams

COMMITMENT:
- 4 months/seasonal
- Minimum of 4 hrs/month (one project/month)
- Weekends and some weekdays, scheduling is flexible!

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
- Strong resume builder, long-term opportunity if you continue in the spring
- Access to stream/nature workshops happening in our parks
- Earn service credit toward your program/course (verification letters available)
- Volunteer on a flexible schedule

Questions?
301-495-1302 valeria.espinoza@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Trail Workdays | Natural Surface Trails | Throughout Montgomery Parks

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

*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*

Volunteer Weekend Trail Workday projects are a great way to support one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities. Weekend trail workdays take place primarily throughout the Spring & Fall seasons.

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.

*Trail workdays will return in the early fall - if you apply now, you will be sent a listing of the fall dates when they are added!*

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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