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 years old may volunteer if an adult participates with them. All Volunteer Trail Workdays are SSL approved.Click on Job Details below and the Schedule tab on the next page to view and sign up for upcoming work dates.
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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This coming winter, we don't want the fun to stop just because it is cold out, so we are hosting several s'more parties in our parks. For those of you that don't know what those are, it's a marshmallow roasted over a fire, smashed between two graham crackers, with some chocolate bar thrown in for good measure! We need volunteers to help us with managing our fire pits so that our park guests can take care of making their own ooey-gooey snacks (with a little help from volunteers!).Volunteers will start fires in our fire pits, keep the fire going, make sure every thing is safe, and assist guests with creating their s'mores.We are looking for mature and responsible volunteers, preferably with fire monitoring experience. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent volunteer alongside them who would act as the lead fire monitor.SSL Approved.**Click on job details and then schedule to see the dates and locations for upcoming S'more events**
Minimum age of volunteers: 15
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Group
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)
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:Weekdays and Weekends for one three hour shift.9 - 12 Tuesdays - Saturdays12 - 3 Tuesdays - Saturdays1 - 4 Sundays
Minimum age of volunteers: 18
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)