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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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04/19/2020 - GreenFest - Brookside Gardens, Wheaton - SUNDAY, 10am - 4:30pm

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Montgomery County's GreenFest will be at Brookside Gardens in conjunction with Earth Month! It's an environmental festival to show our guests how they can go green at home and in the community!

Volunteers will assist staff with Earth Month-themed family activities, crafts, art projects, and environmental education.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Volunteers are needed 10:00a.m.-4:30p.m.

Sign up here if you want to help out at Brookside Gardens!

Minimum age of volunteers: 11

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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04/25/2020 - Autism Awareness and Acceptance Event "Light It Up Blue!", Agricultural History Farm Park - 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Description

April is Autism Awareness Month!


Montgomery Parks will be hosting an Autism Awareness and Acceptance Event called "Light it up Blue" at the Agricultural History Farm Park to celebrate inclusion and diversity in our community.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with various responsibilities including greeters, activity assistance, facepainting, set-up and cleanup for the event!

Join us during this special event to help make it a success!

SSL approved and food will be provided!

Priority will be given to those that can work the full day, but there can be flexibility in schedule for volunteers - to be determined with supervisor prior to event.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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2020 Butterfly Exhibit Training (sign up for one session only!) - Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens Conservatory
1500 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Brookside Gardens hosts an incredible live butterfly exhibit each year in our Conservatory, mid-April through mid-September. North American, South American, African and Asian Butterfly species are featured in this dynamic exhibit and we are seeking volunteer Arrivals Agent and Flight Attendants to help our staff in the operation of the exhibit.

Arrivals Agents are stationed just outside the exhibit entrance and are responsible for greeting visitors and processing receipts, introducing visitors to the exhibit and informing visitors of the entry process. They will also show visitors butterfly life cycle activity on the plants in the Arrivals Area when present.


Flight Attendants are stationed in the exhibit where they help prevent butterflies from escaping and explain butterfly life cycles and behaviors to guests.

New volunteers need to sign up for only one on-site training date before they can begin.

Select the Schedule tab on the Job Details page to view and select a training date. All volunteers need to complete an online training course and will receive the link after they sign up. It is very helpful to complete the course before on-site training, but it can be done after if time does not allow.

After succesfully completing the on-site training, volunteers will be able to access the online calendar to schedule their shifts.


Morning shifts are 3.5 hours and afternoon shifts are 4 hours. Weekdays in July and August have only morning shifts.

Students ages 11-13 may volunteer, but only as a one-on-one team with a registered and trained parent, or adult guardian. The student and adult must each sign up independently so we have information on both individuals. Thank you.

***This is SSL approved***

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 11

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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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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Living History Interpreters - Docents, Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Description

The Agricultural History Farm Park is seeking those with a love of history to share their time and talents in telling the story of Montgomery County's rich agricultural and cultural heritage! Living history interpreter docents will help visitors connect to the history of the Farm by:

- Inviting visitors into our 1908 Farmhouse
- Leading visitors on tours of the house and surrounding grounds
- Providing historical information in a meaningful and knowledgeable manner
- Wearing historical costumes that will help visitors further understand the customs and culture of the early 20th century

Living history interpreter docents must complete 16 hours of non-costumed shadowing and on-site training before working independently. Hours available weekends and weekdays. Some scheduled hours may require work with special programs and school groups. This position requires long periods of standing, sitting, walking, and working in a variety of weather conditions.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks), Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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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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Trail Workdays on Natural Surface Trails, Montgomery Parks

Location:

Countywide
Montgomery County, MD

Description

Weekend Volunteer Trail Workday projects are a great way to support one of Montgomery Parks most popular facilities. By participating in a volunteer group trail maintenance or construction project you will be helping improve the natural surface trail network for all to enjoy.

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

Volunteer Trail Workdays will return in March 2020. By applying I will add you to the bi-annual email list which announces the upcoming Spring calendar dates.




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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