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*05/16/2020 - All-Anglers Fishing Rodeo - Kings Local Park, Clarksburg - Saturday, 7:30 am -12:30 pm

Location:

Kings Local Park
23930 Burdette Forest Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

Description

Volunteers are needed at Montgomery Park's first All-Anglers Fishing Rodeo. Children of all abilities between the ages of 3-15 will be learning to fish at our accessible pond with a veteran by their side to highlight National Armed Forces Day!

We will need assistance setting up and breaking down the site, checking-in participants and directing them to the various activities, teaching children how to fish, plus we will need accessibility and recycling monitors.

There will be 2 shifts:
7:30 to 9:30 - Set-up helpers; Check-in & Direction helpers
8:30 to 12:30 - Fishing experts needed to work with children with physical or developmental disabilities (for those 18 and older); Trash & Recycling Monitors, and take-down helpers; Fish Counters & Weigh-in Monitors.

To learn more, click on Duties and Requirements, and then click on Schedule or Calendar to sign-up.

**SSL Hours available for students helping with activities other than fishing**

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 15

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

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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Camp Counselor, Summer 2020 - Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

Brookside Nature Center is once again offering a summer full of week-long day camps for children ages 6 through 10, and we can't do it without the help of volunteers!

We are looking for outstanding camp counselors who love being around kids, being outside, and who want to share their love of nature. These teens will take pride in their role as representatives for the Montgomery Parks Department!

With camps starting in the middle of June and running until the middle of August, volunteers can sign up for at least two of our 5 different camps.

Here's a list of this years' camps and dates, check them out to see if any fit your schedule and interest!:

Trail Buddies Camp: June 15 - 19,
CIT Camp: July 5 - 10,
Treasure Hunter Camp: 13 - 17,
Little House in the Big Woods Camp: July 20 - July 24,
Naturally Creative Camp - Water and Rocks: August 10 - 14

Our mandatory Counselor and Staff Orientation is June 25, from 1 - 4 pm.

Volunteer Camp Counselors assist staff throughout the week by helping prepare for each day's activities, supervising the children and leading some activities. Counselors will report to the Senior Camp Counselors and Camp teachers, and volunteer from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm daily.

Volunteering as a camp counselor is an ideal way to earn SSL hours while gaining experience working with kids and having lots of fun!

See Duties and Requirements after clicking on Job Details to see if this is a good fit for you.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning

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

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Camp Counselor, Summer 2020 - Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda

Location:

Locust Grove Nature Center
7777 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

Description

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:


Week 1: June 22 - 26
LOST! Wilderness Survival Camp

Week 2: June 29 - July 3
LOST! Xtreme*
or
Animal Neighbors Preschool Camp (Half-Day)

Week 3: July 6 - 10
LOST! Wilderness Survival Camp

Week 4: July 13 - July 17
Water Adventure Camp
or
Birds of Maryland Preschool Camp (Half-Day)

Week 5: July 20 - 24
Into the Woods Fairytale Fantasy Camp

Week 6: July 27 - July 31
Travel Adventure Camp
or
Wonder Water Preschool Camp (Half-Day)

Week 7: August 3 - 7
Creek Week Camp

Week 8: August 10 - 14
Nature Film Camp
or
Marvelous Monarchs Preschool Camp (Half-Day)


Volunteers will choose either the early shift from 8am to 3:30pm, or the later shift from 9:30am to 5:00pm for full day camps.

Preschool camps meet for only a half-day, and volunteer hours are 8:30am to 12:30pm.

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.


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Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning

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

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Camp Counselor, Summer 2020 - Meadowside Nature Center

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Do you enjoy parks and want to make a positive impact in your community? Then Meadowside Nature Center has the opportunity for you!

Join our team as a Summer Camp Counselor to create the future stewards of the natural environment by creating fun games, leading hikes, facilitating fun memories, and connecting people with nature.

Summer Camp Descriptions, with min. volunteer age in ( ):
Wee Little Naturalists (June 8-10)(14+): 3-5yr old participants explore wildlife in hikes and by creating crafts.

Young Stewards Camp (June 22-26)(15+): 12-14yr old participants take on volunteer projects around park sites

Youth on Earth Camp (July 7-10) (16+): 12-15yr old participants explore nature volunteering and hiking

Rock Creek Animal Week (July 13-17) (14+): Week 6-10yr old participants discover animals in different environments

Future Leaders Camp (July 13-17) (19+): 14-18yr old participants develop new leadership and professional skills

Great Outdoors Camp (July 27-31) (14+): 6-10yr old participants participate in various recreational park activities

Volunteer schedule:
-Wee Little Naturalists Camp 8:30 AM 12:30 PM

-All other camps 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Benefits:
-Earn SSL hours
-Gain skills in leadership and group management
-Add it to your resume for college or job application
-Make new friends
-Enjoy the wildlife and lakes that Rock Creek Regional Park has to offer

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning

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

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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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Nature Center Host Weekends Only - Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

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, 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 about our program offerings and park resources.
2. Greet visitors.
3. Answer visitor inquiries or direct them to appropriate staff.
4. Take messages for staff.
5. Answer telephone calls.
6. Occasionally help with office administrative work, computer work, and program/exhibit preparation.
7. Check people in for programs.

Volunteers Hosts are needed:
Weekends for one 2.5 hour shift on Saturdays or a 3 hour shift on Sundays:

10 - 12:30 or 12:30 - 3 Saturdays
1 - 4 Sundays

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Pontoon Boat Operator

Location:

Black Hill Visitor Center
20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

Black Hill Nature Programs offers tours of Little Seneca Lake on our 30-foot pontoon boat. These tours are provided for a variety of diverse groups including senior living facilities, school groups, scouts, birthday parties and the general public.

We are looking for boat operators that enjoy interacting with people in a beautiful outdoor setting. Volunteers should be comfortable giving talks about nature and the history of the park while driving the pontoon boat. This position is for a mature person to deliver an engaging experience for participants under safe conditions.

If you love people, nature and boating, consider applying for this position!

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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