Brookside Nature Center is once again offering a summer full of week-long day camps for children ages 6 through 10, and we can't do it without the help of volunteers! We are looking for outstanding camp counselors who love being around kids, being outside, and who want to share their love of nature. These teens will take pride in their role as representatives for the Montgomery Parks Department!With camps starting in the middle of June and running until the middle of August, volunteers can sign up for at least two of our 5 different camps. Here's a list of this years' camps and dates, check them out to see if any fit your schedule and interest!: Trail Buddies Camp: June 15 - 19,CIT Camp: July 5 - 10, Treasure Hunter Camp: 13 - 17, Little House in the Big Woods Camp: July 20 - July 24,Naturally Creative Camp - Water and Rocks: August 10 - 14Our mandatory Counselor and Staff Orientation is June 25, from 1 - 4 pm.Volunteer Camp Counselors assist staff throughout the week by helping prepare for each day's activities, supervising the children and leading some activities. Counselors will report to the Senior Camp Counselors and Camp teachers, and volunteer from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm daily. Volunteering as a camp counselor is an ideal way to earn SSL hours while gaining experience working with kids and having lots of fun! See Duties and Requirements after clicking on Job Details to see if this is a good fit for you.
Background check required: Yes
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning
Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)
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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 22 - 26LOST! Wilderness Survival CampWeek 2: June 29 - July 3LOST! Xtreme*orAnimal Neighbors Preschool Camp (Half-Day)Week 3: July 6 - 10LOST! Wilderness Survival CampWeek 4: July 13 - July 17Water Adventure CamporBirds of Maryland Preschool Camp (Half-Day)Week 5: July 20 - 24Into the Woods Fairytale Fantasy CampWeek 6: July 27 - July 31Travel Adventure CamporWonder Water Preschool Camp (Half-Day)Week 7: August 3 - 7Creek Week CampWeek 8: August 10 - 14Nature Film CamporMarvelous Monarchs Preschool Camp (Half-Day)
Volunteers will choose either the early shift from 8am to 3:30pm, or the later shift from 9:30am to 5:00pm for full day camps.Preschool 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.
*Volunteers for LOST! Xtreme must be at least 17 years old.
Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning
Do you enjoy parks and want to make a positive impact in your community? Then Meadowside Nature Center has the opportunity for you!Join our team as a Summer Camp Counselor to create the future stewards of the natural environment by creating fun games, leading hikes, facilitating fun memories, and connecting people with nature.Summer Camp Descriptions, with min. volunteer age in ( ): Wee Little Naturalists (June 8-10)(14+): 3-5yr old participants explore wildlife in hikes and by creating crafts.Young Stewards Camp (June 22-26)(15+): 12-14yr old participants take on volunteer projects around park sitesYouth on Earth Camp (July 7-10) (16+): 12-15yr old participants explore nature volunteering and hikingRock Creek Animal Week (July 13-17) (14+): Week 6-10yr old participants discover animals in different environmentsFuture Leaders Camp (July 13-17) (19+): 14-18yr old participants develop new leadership and professional skillsGreat Outdoors Camp (July 27-31) (14+): 6-10yr old participants participate in various recreational park activitiesVolunteer schedule:-Wee Little Naturalists Camp 8:30 AM 12:30 PM-All other camps 8:30 AM - 4:00 PMBenefits:-Earn SSL hours-Gain skills in leadership and group management-Add it to your resume for college or job application-Make new friends -Enjoy the wildlife and lakes that Rock Creek Regional Park has to offer
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 1 and ending Oct 1. Gardening experience preferred, but not required. Training will be offered.
Minimum age of volunteers: 18
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth
Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)
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, 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!(Make sure you 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)
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:Weekends for one 2.5 hour shift on Saturdays or a 3 hour shift on Sundays:10 - 12:30 or 12:30 - 3 Saturdays1 - 4 Sundays
Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+)
Black Hill Nature Programs offers tours of Little Seneca Lake on our 30-foot pontoon boat. These tours are provided for a variety of diverse groups including senior living facilities, school groups, scouts, birthday parties and the general public. We are looking for boat operators that enjoy interacting with people in a beautiful outdoor setting. Volunteers should be comfortable giving talks about nature and the history of the park while driving the pontoon boat. This position is for a mature person to deliver an engaging experience for participants under safe conditions.If you love people, nature and boating, consider applying for this position!
Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)