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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.



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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05/05/22 - 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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05/22/2022 | All-Anglers Fishing Rodeo | Kings Local Park, Clarksburg | Sunday, 6 am - 2 pm

Location:

Kings Local Park
23930 Burdette Forest Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

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*

Montgomery Park's is hosting our annual All-Anglers Fishing Rodeo this May! Children of all abilities between the ages of 3-15 will be learning to fish at our accessible pond with veteran volunteers to highlight Military Appreciation Month!

On this special day, volunteers with fishing experience will help children with physical or developmental disabilities learn how to fish. Volunteers will also help with setting up and breaking down the site, greeting participants and directing them to the various activities. We need fish counters & weigh-in monitors as well!

To learn more, click on Duties and Requirements, and then click on Schedule or Calendar to sign-up. If you cannot volunteer for the whole day, you can choose either the early or later shift - whichever is most convenient for you!

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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06/04/2022 | Pond Workday | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton | Saturday, 10am - 1pm

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, 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*


Join Brookside Nature Center staff and other volunteers for a fun morning outdoors while we get our pond in good shape! We'll remove our old floating wetlands from the pond, separate the plants and materials that can be saved, and prepare any remaining wetland plants for re-potting!

Work will involve getting wet and muddy! Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Don't forget water and sunscreen!

For ages 12+. Children under 14 years old must have a registered parent/guardian with them. Students can earn SSL hours by participating in this activity!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, 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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Camp Counselor, Summer 2022 | Chesapeake Week, August 15 -19 | Maydale Nature Classroom

Location:

Maydale Nature Classroom
1638 Maydale Drive
Colesville, MD 20905

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

This is a great opportunity for youth and adults looking to volunteer this summer, along and in the Chesapeake Bay!

Our Summer Camp Counselors help kids explore the Chesapeake Bay and the watershed region through sailing, camping*, canoeing and more!


We will begin the week by exploring the Bay by boat as we trawl for fish, dredge for oysters and analyze water samples looking for microscopic life forms. By mid-week, we take a more intimate look at the Bay's waterways through canoeing, camping, crabbing, and fossil hunting.

*This position requires two consecutive nights of camping in Southern Maryland.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)

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

Location:

Cabin John Ice Rink
10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

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

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

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!

**Must have 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 Instructional Assistant | Cabin John Ice, Rockville

Location:

Cabin John Ice Rink
10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

*Looking for skilled ice skaters only!*

Cabin John Ice Rink provides a variety of ice skating programs for the public. Adults and children can learn to skate and 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 season.

For more details, please click on Duties and Requirements.

*If you or anyone in your household have recently tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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, Wheaton

Location:

Wheaton Ice Rink
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

*Looking for skilled ice skaters only!*


Wheaton Ice Arena provides a variety of ice skating programs for the public. Adults and children can learn to skate and improve their skills through a variety of group lessons offered at the arena.

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 Wheaton Ice 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.

We are looking for volunteers that can commit to an entire skating season.

For more details, please click on Duties and Requirements.

*If you or anyone in your household have recently tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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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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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Kingsley Schoolhouse Tour Guide (Docent) | Little Bennett Regional Park, Clarksburg

Location:

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

Description

*Notice: All volunteers must show proof of being fully vaccinated*

Thinking of going back to school -- in the early 1900s? Want to learn about the history of early education in one room schoolhouses in Montgomery County? Share your love of history and 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 two-part training provided for new volunteers:
Part 1 (VIRTUAL): Wednesdays, January 12 & January 19, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Part 2 - Kingsley Schoolhouse (IN-PERSON): Saturday, March 19, 2022 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

*If you or anyone in your household have recently tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Nature Center Host | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Do you enjoy working with people and sharing your love of nature? Our Hosts/Hostesses serve as the Nature Center's front line representatives. They welcome our visitors, provide information, assist park naturalists with projects, and enjoy helping guests learn more about Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Nature Center. This is a rewarding job for someone who likes to be helpful and learn more about the natural environment!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Learn and communicate effectively about program offerings and park resources.
2. Greet visitors in a friendly and professional manner.
3. Correctly answer visitor inquiries or direct them to appropriate staff.
4. Promptly answer telephone calls and take messages for staff when needed.
6. Assist with office administrative work, computer work, and program/exhibit preparation as needed.
7. Direct and check-in nature program participants.

Potential hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm;
Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5pm

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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Oakley Cabin Tour Guide (Docent) | Olney/Brookeville

Location:

Oakley Cabin
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

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 about the
Reconstruction Era, how people lived off natural resources, 19th century folk remedies and other living history demonstrations.

FREE training provided.

Click on Job Details and Duties and Requirements to get more information.

*If you or anyone in your household have recently tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time*

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 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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