Every weekend in February, Brookside Nature Center will be hosting Maple Sugaring tours indoors and outside in our own maple grove. Volunteers will be needed as Pancake Servers (for volunteers 15+ years old). These volunteers will warm up and serve pancakes with maple syrup to a hungry and happy crowd! (no cooking skills required).See Job Details for more information and to sign-up click on the schedule tab. Volunteers need to help out for at least 2 shifts.SSL approved!
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 15
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning
Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)
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Every Thursday and weekends in February, Brookside Nature Center will be hosting Maple Sugaring tours indoors and outside in our own maple grove. Volunteers will be needed as Maple Sugaring Interpreters (for volunteers 18+ years old). These volunteers will walk groups through the maple sugaring process from Tree to Pancake! New Interpreters are required to go through two trainings in January.**Interpreters will be required to sign-up for at least two shifts throughout the month!** See Job Details for more information.
Minimum age of volunteers: 18
Locust Grove Nature Center is looking for Camp Counselors who have experience working with children and are outdoor enthusiasts! Camp Counselors will assist the Camp Instructor and other counselors in leading nature activities including games, hikes, and crafts.Volunteers are required to sign up to work at least one day, from 8:30am to 4PM. The camp will be offered on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Monday between April 17 and 22.SSL approved!Click on Job Details and then Duties and Requirements to learn more about this volunteer opportunity.
Background check required: Yes
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.
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+)
Locust Grove Nature Center is looking for volunteer camp counselors that are passionate about sharing their love of the great outdoors!
As a volunteer camp counselor, you'll assist staff in supervising children and leading activities. It's a great way to earn SSL hours while gaining experience working with kids and it's a lot of fun!
Check out this year's list of camps to see which topic fits your schedule and interests:
Week1: June 24 - 28Nature Film Camp (Full Day)Nature Explorers Camp 1 (Half Day)Week 2: July 1 - 5 Hiking Through History Camp (Full Day)*camp does not meet on July 4*Week 3: July 8 - 12Park Safari Camp (Full Day)Nature Explorers Camp 2 (Half Day) Week 4: July 15 - 19LOST! Wilderness Survival Camp (Full Day) Week 5: July 22 - 26Water Adventure Camp (Full Day)Nature Explorers Camp 3 (Half Day) Week 6: July 29 - August 2Creek Week (Full Day) Week 7: August 5 - 9*LOST! Xtreme Survival Camp (Full Day)Nature Explorers Camp 4 (Half Day) Week 8: August 12 - 16Into the Woods Fairytale Fantasy (Full Day)
Volunteer hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm for Full Day Camps, and 8:30am to 12:30pm for Half Day Camps.See Duties and Requirements after clicking Job Details for a complete program description of each camp week.
*Volunteers for LOST! Xtreme must be at least 17 years old.
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning
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!
Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
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!)
Minimum age of volunteers: 8
Cabin John Ice Rink provides a variety of ice skating camp programs for the public during the summer and selected holidays. CIT volunteers help prepare for skating camps, work with children and provide additional support throughout the camp session. CIT's are people-oriented and take pride in their role as representatives for the Montgomery County Parks Department.When filling out the application, click on the optional information at the bottom and fill in the availibility section.*Requires Basic Ice Skating Skills*
Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)
Wheaton Ice Arena provides a variety of Ice Skating Camp Programs for the public. Counselors-in-training (CIT's) help prepare for the skating camps, work with children and provide additional support throughout the camp session.
CIT's should be people-oriented and take pride in their role as representatives for the Montgomery Parks Department!**Skating experience is helpful, but not required**
*Looking for skilled ice skaters only!* Cabin John Ice Rink provide a variety of ice skating programs for the public. Adults and children can learn to skate or improve their skills through the group lessons we offer. Ice Skating Instructional Assistants provide the extra hands necessary to provide high quality instruction and improve student success and enthusiasm for this wonderful sport. Under the supervision of the Cabin John Ice Skating Director, Instructional Assistants are assigned to help Group Lesson Instructors in the "Learn to Skate" program, which include lessons, clinics, and camps. We are looking for volunteers that can commit to an entire skating session season.
Looking for help with Group Lessons on:Thursdays 4:45 - 6:15pm & 6:30 - 8pmFridays 4:15 - 6:15pmSaturdays 10:45am - 12:15pm & 12:30 - 1:30pmSundays 1:15 - 2:45pm & 3 - 4pmWheaton Ice Arena provides a variety of ice skating programs for the public. Adults and children can learn to skate or improve their skills through a variety of group lessons offered at the arena. Instructional Assistants provide the extra hands necessary to provide high quality instruction and improve student success and enthusiasm for this wonderful sport. Under the supervision of the Skating Director, Instructional Assistants are assigned to help group lesson instructors in the arena's "Learn to Skate" program, which include lessons, clinics, and camps. **Skating experience is required**
Montgomery Parks offers many wonderful programs throughout the year for residents in Montgomery County and beyond. While Park staff and volunteers help run these programs, we also provide support services to individuals with disabilities to encourage their participation in the activities of their choice. Activities can include ice skating, tennis, and a variety of interactive nature and history programs.Inclusion Support Volunteers help us meet this need by modifying activities for individuals with disabilities and facilitating positive social interactions with others.We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with programs located at either an ice rink, a tennis facility, historic site or nature center. A schedule will be worked out with staff, but we are looking for a committment to the duration of the program or season.Volunteers will receive training and placed with programs where and when they are needed. We are looking for volunteers that enjoy helping others, and want to help everyone have fun, learn something and enjoy themselves at one of our parks! **When applying, please fill out the OPTIONAL information section of the application (at the bottom) so we can see if this will be a good match**
Minimum age of volunteers: 16
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Intern, Pro-bono
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)
Enjoy meeting new people and sharing your love of history? Bring history to life as a Henson Ambassador!Travel around the region introducing audiences to the Rev. Josiah Henson and his extraordinary journey from slavery to freedom. Share upcoming plans for the new Josiah Henson Museum opening in 2020. Learn all about Rev. Henson and the Museum project in our free training classes.
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning
Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)
Want to share your love of history? Become a tour guide at the historic one-room Kingsley Schoolhouse in Little Bennett Regional Park. The school is furnished as it was in the 1920s in a beautiful rural setting. Help visitors learn what school was like in the past! The schoolhouse is open the first Sunday of each month, April through October.FREE training provided.
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 centuryLiving 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.
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+)
Step back in time to share your passion for history with visitors of all ages. Bring history to life as an Oakley Cabin tour guide. Learn about the lives of Oakley Cabin's African American community following the end of the Civil War and Emancipation. Learn how to make historic toys and crafts, 19th century folk remedies and other living history demonstrations. FREE training provided. Click on Job Details and Duties and Requirements to get more information.
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.
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
Weekend Volunteer Trail Workdays are over for the season. We will be back at it again in early Spring. Please click on Job Details and then Apply to receive an email announcement of the upcoming Spring schedule in March. 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.
Love the outdoors? Enjoy meeting new people and sharing your love of history? Become a part of history! Learn to become a volunteer conductor and lead groups along a simulated Underground Railroad experience hike through fields, woods and across streams to the historic Sandy Spring. Learn various techniques that people escaping slavery would have used to elude pursuers, find water and food, and find their way. Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad both locally and in the U.S. and fascinating true stories of perils, escapes and captures. FREE training available. SSL hours are also available for students who complete training and are able to provide a minimum number of hikes throughout the year. [Pre-registration for training is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.]
Lead groups on guided tour of the Woodlawn Museum and other historic buildings of Woodlawn Manor, a 19th century plantation. Share information about the Plamer family that owned the property for nearly a century and its other residents. Learn about the history of local Quaker, free and enslaved communities as well as local agricultural practices. Volunteers may also be called upon to lead hands-on activities during special programs.If you have a love of history, enjoy working with the public and admire beautiful scenery this will be a great volunteer opportunity for you!This position is SSL approved. The barn is currenly only open on Saturdays and Sundays.