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 (Friday thru Sunday), 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.See Duties and Requirements for more details, including hours.
Background check required: Yes
Minimum age of volunteers: 18
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)
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We need your help at Black Hill Regional Park and Discovery Center!Join us for a variety of projects which can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours or come out to help just because it feels good to volunteer!Projects will include meadow clean-ups, trash pick-ups, invasive plant pulls, garden work and much more. Click on Job Details to get to the Duties and Requirements tab, and then the Schedule tab to see upcoming dates and projects to sign up for!Sign up and get your friends to sign up too! Open to all ages - no younger than 6, please! - but volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult!
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 6
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
Locust Grove Nature Center is looking for volunteer camp counselors that are passionate about sharing their love of the great outdoors!
As a volunteer camp counselor, you'll assist staff in supervising children and leading activities. It's a great way to earn SSL hours while gaining experience working with kids, and it's a lot of fun!
Check out this year's list of camps to see which topic fits your schedule and interests:
Week 1: June 24 - 28Animal Neighbors Preschool Camp (Half-Day)Week 2: July 8 - July 12LOST! Wilderness Survival CampWeek 3: July 15 - 19Bugs & Butterflies Preschool Camp (Half-DayWeek 4: July 22 - 26Junior Naturalist CampWeek 5: July 29 - August 2Wonderful Water Preschool Camp (Half-Day)Week 6: August 5 - 9Creek Explorers CampRegular camps meet for a full day, and volunteer hours are 8:30am to 4pmPreschool camps meet for only a half-day, and volunteer hours are 8:30am to 12:30pm.See Duties and Requirements after clicking Job Details for a complete program description of each camp week.
Apply Now!There are a limited number of positions and they fill quickly. The position closes when full. Apply now to get an early interview date!*SSL Forms will be signed after camp week is completed*
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning
Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)
Meadowside Nature Center is looking for Volunteer Camp Counselors for the 2024 Summer season. What do Volunteer Camp Counselors do?Volunteer Camp Counselors (VCCs) assist staff in supervising children and leading activities. It's a great way to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours* while gaining experience working with kids, and it's a lot of fun! For each camp, two volunteers will be selected as lead camp counselors, and two others will be selected to serve as a substitute. Substitutes are on-call in case a camp counselors calls out sick.Take a look below to see which camp fits your schedule and interests (more info on how to apply below the descriptions).Camp Counselor Training Wed May 29, 5:30-8:30pmJuly 8-12Junior Naturalist CampCamp time: 9am-3:30pmVolunteer shift: 8:30am-4pmCamper ages: 9-11 years oldJul 15-19Nature Magic CampCamp time: 9am-3:30pmVolunteer shift: 8:30am-4pmCamper ages: 6-10 years oldJul 29-Aug 2Creek WeekCamp time: 9am-3:30pmVolunteer shift: 8:30am-4pmCamper ages: 6-10 years oldAug 12-16SENSE-sational Summers at MeadowsideVolunteer shift: 12:30pm-4:30pm Camper ages:: 6-8 years oldFor full day camps, volunteer hours are 8:30am to 4pm. For camps that are half-day, volunteer hours are 8:30am to 12:30pm or 12:30-5pm. How do I apply?If it's showing, click on Job Details - or just go directly to the tab for Duties and Requirements for a full description of each camp. If you can comply with the duties and requirements, click on the Schedule tab.VCC's are required to apply for two camps - please choose them based on your schedule and interests!Applying to each camp does not mean you are automatically chosen. You will be contacted for an interview.Finally, mark your calendar for training!Volunteers will be required to attend a training. It will be on Wed May 29, 5:30-8:30pmTraining: Wed May 29, 5:30-8:30pmRequired workshop for Camp Counselors*SSL Forms will be signed and emailed to you after your scheduled camp weeks are completedApply Now!
Our Animal Ambassadors at Meadowside Nature Center are local animals that are cared for by staff and volunteers, and now serve as ambassadors for their species. Nature Center visitors can see them, learn about their stories, and learn how to protect local animals like them. Each of these creatures has special care needs. Animal Care Aides will be trained on how to provide this care to turtles, snakes, toads, and insects. Tasks include cleaning animals' living areas, preparing food and feedings, replenishing water supplies, and maintaining care logs for each animal.We are looking for a volunteer who is available on Monday mornings and can offer at least a six month commitment serving at least two shifts each month. For more details, view our Duties & Requirements tab.
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)
Montgomery Parks can be a great place for you to do your Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award projects!Although sometimes Park Staff have projects in mind, the number of applicants far outnumbers them. It is often up to the scout to find a suitable project. We suggest you choose a park location that is convenient to you and explore the area to see what amenities you can help create or restore. Park staff will work with you to review your project proposal prior to approval. The scout will then be responsible for good communication with Park Staff, and completing the project in a timely manner.Sign up here and someone will be in touch soon to discuss the project with you!
Volunteer Type: Scout
Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)
Are you a group leader looking to do some Team Building, have your group give back to the environment, or just them get out in the parks? We can help you with that! We are always looking from groups like yours to help us with several types of projects in the parks, including Weed Warrioring (removing bad plants so good plants can thrive); Park Cleanups; Nature Center Projects (can including gardening/mulching/restoring play areas/trails/etc.); Gardening; helping New Trees Survive; Spreading Wood Fiber at Plagrounds and many more.Contact our office by applying to this job, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or just give us a call at 301-495-2474.We will need to know some basic information to set you up with the right project, including:- Size and ages of group- When and Where would be convenient for your group- Any restrictions (need bathrooms, running water on site)- Group Leader contact information (and anyone who needs to be copied on any correspondence.Thanks - we look forward to working with your group on setting up a great project in the Parks!When applying, choose the GROUP application with the Leader Contact information. Volunteer Group Leaders must be 18 or older, but group ages can range from 5 on up, depending upon the project.
Minimum age of volunteers: 8