We need your help to keep our parks and streams clean! Due to COVID we have a few more requirements, but organizing and holding a cleanup event can still be fun and is a great way to get outdoors and help your local environment!The Volunteer Service Office will work with you and your team to organize a safe cleanup event.Here are current COVID requirements (these MAY change):-ALL volunteers must fill out Montgomery Parks COVID-19 waivers prior to volunteering at your cleanup.-Volunteers must bring and wear a mask, as it is mandatory to use when a minimum of 6-foot social distancing cannot be met. -Your group size cannot exceed 25 volunteers, and needs at least one adult supervisor per 10 volunteers.-Your volunteers must a pre-register (no drop-ins) with you to control the group size.-You need a check-in list to keep track of those who actually show up to the cleanup.-Volunteer Contact information must be collected during volunteer registration for contact tracing purposes-CDC guidelines should be shared prior and posted at your cleanup.-Volunteers are required to keep AT LEAST 6 feet between them and anyone else outside of their household.-Sanitizer gel provided by you if hand washing is not available.-Shared items must be sanitized between uses. -If bathrooms are available at the site, volunteers use them at their own risk.-Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adultIf you and your group can meet these requirements, and are ready to set up a project, we will need to know five things in order to get your cleanup organized: 1) The date you would like to do a cleanup 2) Where you would like to do the cleanup (a specific location is great but it's fine to have a general area or even no preference) 3) The estimated size and ages of your group 4) How long you plan on working for 5) If you would like to have a private event or are looking for additional volunteers. Click on apply and someone will be in touch to discuss more details!*Cleanups are eligible for SSL HOURS*
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 5
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
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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
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
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+)
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.
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)
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.
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+)
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.
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)
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 year olds may volunteer if an adult family member participates with them. All Volunteer Trail Workdays are SSL approved.*Due to Covid-19 virus group volunteer trail workdays are postponed until further notice. By applying below I will add you to the bi-annual email list to receive an email with the upcoming season's scheduled dates.*
Minimum age of volunteers: 13
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.
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Group, Corporate, Intern