In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Montgomery Parks will be hosting Salsa in the Parks at 3 locations throughout the county the next few weeks. Our guests will be grabbing their dancing shoes and enjoying a night of live music and dancing under the stars! We are looking for volunteers to help with setting up the stage for the band and salsa instructors, greeting people on arrival, providing information about upcoming events, and helping with registration and waivers.The nights we need volunteers are:Sept. 17 - Fairview Road UP, Silver SpringOct. 1 - Brookside Gardens, WheatonOct. 15 - Strawberry Knoll LP, GaithersburgDinner will be provided.This is SSL approved!
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
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The Long Branch Festival is a great event and a collaborative partnership of the Long Branch Business League, Montgomery Housing Partnership, Montgomery County Planning, and the Department of Housing and Community Development, with substantial support from Montgomery Parks and Purple Line Transit Partners. Volunteers are needed for this exciting event with many opportunities to give back to your community and earn SSL hours. **VOLUNTEERS SIGN UP BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK**From helping set up the various festival locations, to monitoring areas, answering questions, to working with a sound engineer, there are many chances to serve your community and be a problem solver.Prior to the Festival, Monday, September 16th through Thursday, September 19th, there are many opportunities for painting, construction, and general setup of the festival areas. The festival itself runs from Friday, September 20th to Friday, September 27th, with setup two hours before the first event each day, as well as take down at 9pm each night. Most shifts range from 2 to 3 hours. Please feel free to sign up for as many shifts as works with your schedule. Please note that some volunteer positions have minimum age requirements. SSL qualified shifts will be noted "SSL". Head to the festival website to sign up volunteer shifts, and thank you for your help!
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month that runs from Sept. 15 through October 15, Meadowside Nature Center is having a celebration to highlight Central and South American cultures and community. From Noon to 3pm we will have a live band that plays salsa, merengue, and cumbia, as well as food, crafts and games! Join us for this fun mini-festival!Volunteers will help with set-up, crafts and take-down of the event. We are looking for spanish-speaking volunteers that can help out from 11 am to 3:15 pm.Volunteers must pre-register. SSL Approved!
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Youth, Student Service Learning
Volunteers are needed at Montgomery County''s First Annual "Active Aging Week Kick Off Event", where residents 50 years old or better will enjoy an afternoon at Brookside Gardens!
Visitor activities will include walking the trails, activity demonstrations and a vendor area. We need assistance setting up and breaking down the space, monitoring trash & recycling bins, checking in participants and directing them to the various activities. We also need help turning over and modifying our physical activity space for new activities. Volunteers will also help visitors with accessibility. This will be an outdoor event so we are asking volunteers to dress appropriately for the weather.Several shifts are available and this activity is SSL Approved!
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Group, Corporate
Help us celebrate Montgomery County's rich farming heritage at one of the prettiest places in Montgomery Parks, the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood! Visitors to the festival will get to experience what the crafts, games, food and activities where like on a farm from years ago, with help from park staff and volunteers like you!Training, a delicious lunch, t-shirt and breaks will be provided. This will be outside work, rain or shine (tents will be provided). We are looking for outgoing and friendly people, and while all jobs are not physically demanding, they all do require the ability to work on uneven ground. We are also seeking volunteers 18 and older that can become team leaders, who will get more training before the event, so that they can lead activities at the Festival.**THIS IS Student Service Learning APPROVED!** Sign-up by clicking on Job Details, then the "Schedule" Tab - someone will be back to you with more details after we see your application. **Please, only apply if you can be there for the whole 6.5 hour shift!**Children that are 12 or 13 can only volunteer if a parent is also registered as a volunteer!
Minimum age of volunteers: 12
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
Parks is throwing a party, and we need some help to make it happen! Guests will sip, savor and enjoy an afternoon of craft brews and delicious food. Local breweries will be on hand to showcase their signature beers alongside specifically paired dishes.Volunteers are needed to help keep the designated park areas clean of debris, have ice on hand for each of the breweries, assist our caterers and help with checking in guests. We are looking for volunteers that can handle lifting at least 15 lbs, and up to 35 lbs in some instances. There will be two shifts - 11:30am to 3:30pm; and 3pm to 7pmVolunteers must be 21 or older!
Minimum age of volunteers: 21
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
Little Bennett Campground is hosting a spooky Haunted Trail this October, and needs volunteers to help it be the scariest place in the woods! Volunteers will wear costumes and stand at assigned locations and follow a script. Other volunteers will help out behind the scenes. There will be an orientation before the trail opens to the campground guests.This is SSL approved.Volunteers should dress for the weather, and cooler temps in the evening. We are looking for folks to wear costumes -and bring their own flashlights. Wear shoes that can get muddy!
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group
Wheaton Indoor Tennis is proud to partner with ACEing Autism to serve up an amazing tennis curriculum! Directed by our teaching pro, volunteers will be paired with kids on the autism spectrum (ages 6-12 and 13-18). The program helps kids develop coordination, confidence, and social skills through on-court activities that emphasize taking turns, working in teams and following instruction. Volunteers receive training prior to first class. Tennis experience is helpful but not necessary. Must enjoy working with kids and have high energy. Special education background a plus!We are seeking mature 15 year olds/high school freshman and older.Success of this program depends upon consistent pairing of volunteers and participants each week. Volunteers must commit to helping out on all 6 Saturdays.Volunteer registration and background check required.SSL approved.**VOLUNTEER NEED DEPENDS ON NUMBER OF CLASS PARTICIPANTS - PLEASE APPLY AND TENNIS PROGRAM MANAGER WILL CONTACT YOU TO DISCUSS SCHEDULE**
Background check required: Yes
Minimum age of volunteers: 15
Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)
Friendly helpers are needed at our Fall Eye Spy Train ride in Wheaton Regional Park this October! They will help organize fun activities in the Wheaton Train Party Room, and to pass out and collect pencils for our guests' Eye Spy Cards, before and after they ride the train.Family-friendly (NOT SCARY) costumes are required!The train will be running Friday, Saturday and Sundays in October. There will be different shifts each day: Fridays are 3:45-6pm; Saturdays and Sundays are 9:45a-2pm and 1:30-6pm.Volunteers need to be 14 and older (no exceptions!). This activity is outdoors and Student Service Learning approved. For more information and to sign-up, click on Job Details, then Duties & Requirements, and then Schedule (or Calendar) to see shift times and dates. ***Train is cancelled if it rains, and/or tracks are still wet******Must sign up by 5pm on Thursday to work the weekend***
Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)
Friendly helpers are needed at our Fall Eye Spy Train ride in Cabin John Regional Park this October! They will help organize fun activities in the Cabin John Train Party Room, and to pass out and collect pencils for our guests' Eye Spy Cards, before and after they ride the train.Family-friendly (NOT SCARY) costumes are required!The train will be running Friday, Saturday and Sundays in October. There will be different shifts each day: Fridays are 3:45-6pm; Saturdays and Sundays are 9:45a-2pm and 1:30-6pm.Volunteers need to be 14 and older (no exceptions!). This activity is outdoors and Student Service Learning approved. For more information and to sign-up, click on Job Details, then Duties & Requirements, and then Schedule (or Calendar) to see shift times and dates. ***Train is cancelled if it rains, and/or tracks are still wet******Must sign up by 5pm on Thursday to work the weekend***
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
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