*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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*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!
Minimum age of volunteers: 12
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
*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)
*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!
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*Help Montgomery Park's Pope Farm Nursery produce multiple food crops to assist in the effort to supply and address food insecurities among the county population. The Crop Production Assistant volunteer will support the horticultural staff with the implementation of a crop program at the Nursery. We are looking for volunteers that can work a 4 hour shift during the week, between the hours of 7am and 3pm.The work includes but is not necessarily limited to planning/selecting crops, hand planting seeds as necessary, monitoring crops upon emergence, pruning and thinning crop plants as necessary, rotation (turning) of larger crops and harvesting.This work can be physically demanding, but it provides volunteers the opportunity to work "behind-the-scenes" of the county parks with a knowledgeable, professional horticultural staff.
Volunteer Type: Adult
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)
*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*Volunteers are needed to help maintain the beautiful Black Hill Visitor Center Display Gardens. These include: a rain garden/hummingbird garden; a raised bed butterfly garden; a raised bed pollinator garden; a fern garden; a Monarch Waystation garden; a log garden; and garden areas around a small pond. Volunteers work as a group on Tuesday mornings for a couple of hours, beginning May 10th and ending Oct 1. Gardening experience is preferred, but not required. Training will be offered.
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
*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**
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning
*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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group
*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
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)
*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*How can we empower our communities to help care for their local parks and streams with a deeper understanding of watershed science and stream ecology? The Montgomery Parks Stream Striders volunteer program is accepting Spring Applications! Stream Striders facilitate conservation projects that involve an educational component as well as a service component. Applications are open for adult volunteers interested in leadership, watershed education, & community engagement at their local stream valley parks. Summer Applications due 5/15!How do I become a Stream Strider?1. Read the program qualifications & requirements2. Click "apply"3. Create an account & fill out application (have you vax card ready)4. We will contact you for a brief interview5. Complete a 2-part trainingSTREAM STRIDER WATERSHEDS:Muddy Branch (1)Northwest Branch-Anacostia (2)Rock Creek (1)Paint Branch & Little Paint Branch (1)Seneca Creek (1)Sligo Creek (2)Long Branch (1)(the numbers indicate spaces available)QUALIFICATIONS: - Must be 18 years+- Complete a background check with Montgomery Parks - Follow park protocols and safety measures - Ability to work with a variety of groups in a leadership position - Ability to present information or willing to learn!- Able to walk outdoors for up to 3 hours in a variety of trail surfaces and weather conditions (not including severe weather)- Must be comfortable accessing areas off trail & in streamsCOMMITMENT: - 4 months/seasonal- Minimum of 4 hrs/month (one project/month) - Weekends and some weekdays, scheduling is flexible!VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:- Strong resume builder, long-term opportunity if you continue in the spring- Access to stream/nature workshops happening in our parks- Earn service credit toward your program/course (verification letters available)- Volunteer on a flexible scheduleQuestions?301-495-1302 email@example.com
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Intern
*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*Are you passionate about nature and love to help others? Have you always thought of volunteering, or maybe a way to connect with your community? Our Volunteer Hosts are stationed in the Black Hill Visitor Center lobby on weekends, where they welcome and answer questions from the public, check people in for nature programs, assist Nature Center Staff, and answer telephone calls. They may occasionally help with office work, computer work, program preparation, and exhibits. We are looking for volunteer hosts that are people-oriented, enjoy sharing the joys of nature, and would be great representatives for Black Hill Nature Programs and Montgomery Parks!This is a long-term volunteer opportunity and we are looking for someone who can help out for at least 3 months regularly.
Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)