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*06/07/2019 - Glow Run - MLK, Jr. Park, Silver Spring - Friday, 3:30 - 11pm (shifts available)

Location:

MLK, Jr. Regional Park
1120 Jackson Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Description

Volunteers will help out at this fun event held in the evening at MLK, Jr. Park in June. Setup of the lights for the night race, and race assistance needed.

The race starts at 9pm, but set up will start earlier at 3:30. Shifts can be negotiated!

SSL approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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*6/22/2019 - MudFest - Beallsville, Saturday 10am - 4:00pm

Location:

Woodstock Equestrian Park
20207 Darnestow Rd
Beallsville, MD 20842

Description

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

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

Training, snacks, and breaks will be provided. 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 Student Service Learning APPROVED!**

Sign-up by clicking on Job Details, then the "Schedule" Tab - someone will be back to you with more details after we see your application.

**Please, only apply if you can be there for the whole 6 hour shift!**

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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*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-trails.
By participating in 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 projects are SSL approved.

Please click on Job Details and then Schedule tab to sign up for a specific workday date(s).

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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06/14/2019 - Movie Night Volunteers needed - South Germantown Recreational Park, Boyds - Friday, 7pm to 11pm

Location:

South Germantown Recreational Park
18041 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

Volunteers will help out at our first Movie Night of the season, at the popular South Germantown Recreational Park. We need help with setting up our inflatable movie screen and making and handing out popcorn to our guests.

Volunteers will be working outdoors and in the dark, so dress appropriately for the weather, a family fun night, and to protect yourself from mosquitos!

Movie will be shown near the Adventure Playground.

SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Gardener at Brookside Nature Center

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Brookside Nature Center* is located in a lovely wooded spot in Wheaton Regional Park. While most of areas around the Center are left to nature, we take pride in our many different types of gardens that show visitors how important plants are for wildlife! These gardens are always being suplemented and require regular upkeep. We need volunteers to keep them looking good! If you love plants and insects, if you want to learn more about native species and are not afraid to get your hands dirty, please consider applying.

The work will include weeding, laying down compost and wood chips, pruning, watering, and transplanting. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least one season (April - November) come weekly, and who can handle shovels, wheelbarrows and heavy lifting. Training is included, given by a professional horticulturalist.

Click on Duties and Requirements to get more details about this volunteer position.

*Not BROOKSIDE GARDENS! Please search again if you are interested in the Brookside (botanic) Garden (not the nature center) opportuniities.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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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Ice Skating Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Cabin John Ice

Location:

Cabin John Ice Rink
10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Description

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*

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Ice Skating Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Wheaton Ice

Location:

Wheaton Ice Rink
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

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**

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Ice Skating Instructional Assistant - Cabin John Ice

Location:

Cabin John Ice Rink
10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Description

*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.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Ice Skating Instructional Assistant - Wheaton Ice Arena

Location:

Wheaton Ice Rink
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Looking for help with Group Lessons on:
Thursdays 4:45 - 6:15pm & 6:30 - 8pm
Fridays 4:15 - 6:15pm
Saturdays 10:45am - 12:15pm & 12:30 - 1:30pm
Sundays 1:15 - 2:45pm & 3 - 4pm

Wheaton 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**

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Inclusion Support Volunteer

Location:

Wheaton or Cabin John Ice Rinks and/or Tennis Centers; at one of our four Nature Centers; and/or historic sites.
Montgomery County
MD

Description

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**

Background check required: Yes

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+)

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Josiah Henson Park Outreach Ambassador

Location:

Various locations throughout the local area
MD

Description

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.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Kingsley Schoolhouse - Tour Guide (Docent)

Location:

Kingsley School House, off of the Kingsley Trail
24472 Clarksburg Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

Description

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.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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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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Oakley Cabin Tour Guide, Olney, April - November

Location:

Oakley Cabin
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832

Description

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.

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Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: 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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Underground Railroad Trail Guides (Conductors) - Sandy Spring, April through November

Location:

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD

Description

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.]

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Woodlawn Manor Tour Guide, Woodlawn Manor Park Cultural, Sandy Spring

Location:

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Description

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.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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