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09/17 & 18, 2022 | Children's Day | Brookside Gardens

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*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 Gardens as a volunteer for our Annual Children's Day Festival!

Saturday, September 17, 10am-3pm
Sunday, September 18, 10am-12:30pm

Children and their families will explore the art and science of gardening through child-driven art projects and engaging science activities.

Volunteers will help with crafts, games, and/or public assistance throughout the day. Volunteers should dress family-friendly and for the weather as the festival is outdoors!

To sign up, click on the SCHEDULE tab above, then click on the button "sign up for shift".

All volunteers must register online.

SSL Approved!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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10/03/2022 | Active Aging Week Event | Brookside Gardens, Wheaton | Monday, Noon to 6 pm

Location:

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallen Avenue
MD, MD 20902

Description

*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*

Volunteers are needed at Montgomery County's Annual "Active Aging Week Kick-Off Event", where residents 50 years old or better will enjoy an afternoon at Brookside Gardens doing all sorts of fun activities! The actual event runs from 2 to 5pm, but volunteers will help with set-up and take-down of event before and afterwards.

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:


- Set/up and breakdown of event
- Check-in, directing and handing out Fit Kits to guests
- Trash and recycling monitors
- Hydration Station monitors
- Walk Guides
- Activity Assistants

Volunteers will be working outdoors and should dress for the weather and comfort!


SSL approved!


Volunteers can also sign-up to help with just the set-up and/or breakdown, and then participate in the days activities as well (but must pre-register for the actual event!).

More details will be shared after you apply! Questions? Contact Jennene Blakely at jennene.blakely@montgomeryparks.org.

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Animal Care (Turtle Enrichment Assistant) | Brookside Nature Center

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Brookside Nature Center is looking for volunteers to provide enrichment opportunities for our turtle ambassadors! We host programs at our outdoor box turtle enclosure where our guests learn about the natural history and conservation challenges of these iconic reptiles from our "Turtle Talker" volunteers. Turtle Enrichment Assistants work behind the scenes to make sure our turtles - and their spaces - are safe and healthy!

Volunteers commit to one 2-hour shift per week, and will work with our animal care specialist to take our turtles outdoors for some exercise and vitamin D!

We are looking for volunteers that can help during the week either morning or afternoon, between the hours of 10am to 5pm. Please check out Duties and Requirements to learn more about this important volunteer job!

Students (16+) seeking service learning (SSL) hours may apply.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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Crop Harvesting Volunteers needed! | Pope Farm Nursery, Gaithersburg

Location:

Pope Farm Nursery
7400 Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description

*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!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Crop Production Aide | Pope Farm Nursery, Gaithersburg

Location:

Pope Farm Nursery
7400 Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description

*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.

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Join a Cleanup Hosted by Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Silver Spring, MD

Description

*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: volunteercleanups@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Stream Striders Watershed Leadership Program

Location:

Parks & Streams
Montgomery Parks, MD

Description

*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.

How do I become a Stream Strider?
1. Read the program qualifications & requirements
2. Click "apply"
3. Create an account & fill out application (have you vax card ready)
4. We will contact you for a brief interview
5. Complete a 2-part training

STREAM STRIDER WATERSHEDS:

Muddy Branch (0)
Northwest Branch-Anacostia (1)
Rock Creek (1)
Paint Branch & Little Paint Branch (0)
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 streams

COMMITMENT:
- 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 schedule

Questions?
301-495-1302 valeria.espinoza@montgomeryparks.org

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Intern

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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