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06/04/2022 | Pond Workday | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton | Saturday, 10am - 1pm

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 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 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!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Camp Counselor, Summer 2022 | Chesapeake Week, August 15 -19 | Maydale Nature Classroom

Location:

Maydale Nature Classroom
1638 Maydale Drive
Colesville, MD 20905

Description

*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)

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Gardener at Black Hill Visitor Center

Location:

20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

*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.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Nature Center Host | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*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

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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Weekend Nature Center Host - Black Hill Visitor Center

Location:

Black Hill Regional Park Visitor Center
20926 Lake Ridge Dr.
Boyds, MD 20841

Description

*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.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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