Help keep your parks safe by providing additional eyes and ears for the Park Police. Volunteers are trained in non-enforcement police duties that include foot, vehicle, horse or bike patrol; traffic control; parking; community events; and outreach programs. Deadline for applications for the APRIL Academy is February 6, 2021.Click on Duties and Requirements to get more details.
Background check required: Yes
Minimum age of volunteers: 18
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)
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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.
Minimum age of volunteers: 16
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning
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)
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)
A fun outdoors activity, the Picnic in the Parks (PITP) Warm-Up will be a socially distanced campfire and food event, hosted by our Activation team. Volunteers needed for 3 events at these locations:Acorn Urban Park - 1/23 and 1/30 Germantown Town Center Urban Park - 2/20 and 2/27 Wheaton Local Park - 3/20 and 3/27 We'll need help setting up and taking down the fire pits and chairs for this event, plus sanitizing between uses and careful monitoring of the firepits. Click on Duties and Requirements for more details.Volunteers will be working outdoors and in the dark (for late shift), so dress appropriately for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes for a fun day!SSL Approved! If under 18, volunteers must print off COVID-19 Waiver and bring a copy signed by parent or guardian with them to the event.