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12/17/22| Garage Organization Workday | Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton | Saturday, 1- 4pm

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 on the afternoon of December 17th! We'll be organizing and sorting tools and materials in our garage, and we need your help!

Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Don't forget water and a snack! Gloves and all other tools necessary will be provided.

For ages 14+. Participants under 14 must have a guardian attend with them. Students can earn SSL hours by participating in this activity!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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12/31/2022 | Smoky Bear New Year's Countdown at Noon| Maydale Nature Classroom, Colesville | Saturday, 10:30am to 1:30pm

Location:

Maydale Nature Classroom
1638 Maydale Drive
Colesville, MD 20905

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*

The Maydale Nature Classroom site is having a "New Year's at Noon" celebration for families and is looking for volunteers to come and be part of the fun!

Volunteers will help with our arts and crafts activities, marshmallow roasting, scavenger hunts, and much much more.

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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Animal Care Aide| Meadowside Nature Center

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

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 seeking aides that will give us at least a six month commitment to this valuable volunteer job, working at least two shifts each month. For more details, view our Duties & Requirements tab.

This position is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

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

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Bluebird Monitor | Matthew Henson Trail, Layhill | Managed by Brookside Nature Center

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*

Do you have an interest in local birds? Do you enjoy walking outdoors? Are you excited about hands-on conservation opportunities? Then this is the opportunity for you!


Brookside Nature Center is seeking two bluebird monitors to check on bluebird boxes located along the Matthew Henson Trail in Layhill.

Volunteers are needed to clean out boxes prior to breeding season (March), to monitor nest box activity on a weekly basis throughout the breeding season (March - September), and to record and report data in a timely manner.

More on eastern bluebirds:
Eastern bluebirds are "cavity nesters", nesting in cavitities found in dead and decaying forest trees. With less cavities available, many bluebirds now nest in boxes placed along "bluebird trails!"

Please note:


  • Youth volunteers (under 18) must apply with a parent or guardian.

  • Volunteers must commit to weekly monitoring for one full bluebird breeding season (March - October).

  • This is an outdoor opportunity that requires walking on a paved trail for no more than one mile.

  • If applying individually, you may be paired with another volunteer.

  • Working cellphone required.

  • Training will be provided!


**We are looking for two volunteers who can work together to monitor the boxes located along the Matthew Henson Trail at the intersection of Layhill Rd. and Middlevale Ln.**

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 12

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

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award Projects | Montgomery Parks

Location:

Montgomery Parks
Throughough Montgomery County
Various Parks, 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*

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!

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Scout

Job Type: Event (1-7 days), Short-term (1-8 weeks)

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Groups looking for Projects in Parks!

Location:

Montgomery Parks
MD

Description

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); Trail Projects (building or restoring natural surface paths); 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 parksvolunteers@montgomeryparks.org, or just give us a call at 301-495-2504.

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!

(If applying, fill out the GROUP application - it's much shorter!)

Background check required: No

Minimum age of volunteers: 8

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

Job Type: Event (1-7 days)

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Raptor Breeding Monitor (Feb-Jun 2023) | Meadowside Nature Center

Location:

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Description

Seasonal Position: Training is in February; shifts are done independently and take place in March through June. Once a month, there will be optional continued learning with a Naturalist.

Description: Maryland, and Montgomery County Parks in particular, are lucky enough to have a wide variety of raptors (aka Birds of Prey) located in our natural areas. We are seeking volunteers to help us track the raptors who are breeding in Rock Creek Regional Park.

This program helps the Nature Center Naturalist staff and the Park's Natural Resources Division learn more about how many raptors are in the area, and how these birds of prey use our parks for breeding and nesting.

Volunteer Commitment: Volunteer Monitors must commit to walking on a designated trail to report observations of raptors at a minimum of twice a month throughout the breeding season (March through June). Depending on the trail a volunteer choses to monitor, it can take about 30 minutes to an hour to accomplish these tasks. Training will be provided in February and consists of online lessons and an in-person practice. Optional monthly walks with the Volunteer Supervisor (a Naturalist) provide additional opportunities for training on bird identification and to get to know your fellow volunteers.

Benefits: This is a great volunteer position for those who love being outside, learning new skills, and watching animals, like birds! This is also great experience for anyone interested in pursuing careers in wildlife management, biology, or environmental sciences.

*This position may be eligible for SSL hours; please email volunteer.mnc@montgomeryparks.org to discuss.*

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

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

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks), Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Self-guided Hike Facilitator | Volunteer Naturalist | Brookside Nature Center

Location:

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Description

*This position requires proof of vaccination against Covid 19*


Do you enjoy helping people engage with and learn about the natural world on their own terms? Then this is the opportunity for you!


Brookside Nature Center is looking for volunteers to facilitate our self-guided hikes on weekend afternoons. Volunteers will set-up and take-down hike materials, check in registered participants, and provide interpretive information to park visitors.


We are looking for independent, outgoing, people-oriented adults (18+) who enjoy helping others learn about and connect to the natural world.


Please note:



  • This is an opportunity for adults only (18+).

  • We are requesting a minimum commitment of 2 weekend afternoons per month for a full three-month season, beginning March - May.

  • This is an outdoor opportunity that requires walking 2-3 miles on natural surface trails and carrying 20 - 30 lbs. at a time.

  • You may be paired with another volunteer.

  • Working cellphone required.


Please click on Duties & Requirements to learn more.


Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)

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

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