Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

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"Harlem Nights" Event Staff Volunteer - Beltsville Community Center

Program/Facility: Beltsville Community Center

Come learn about the Harlem Renaissance era. Harlem Nights event will take place on Saturday, February 24, 4:30-9 pm,at Beltsville Community Center. Volunteers will assist with setup, breakdown, helping with communitycation between staff and participants, assist with refreshments, and various positions.

Volunteers must be 16 years and old.


This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Richard Bynum
301-953-7882

2017 Race Assistant - Healthy Trails 5k @ National Harbor

Program/Facility: Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center

Volunteers, ages 13 and up, are being recruited to assist at the annual Healthy Trails 5K@ National Harboron Saturday, October 7, 6:30 - 10:30 am. Volunteer tasks will include helping atregistration table, set-up/breakdown, finish line,cheering the runners on,water stations.

This is an outdoor event that will be held rain or shine.

This volunteer opportunity is not eligible for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Desmond Lee
301-853-2005

Adopt-A-Trail Partner - Anacostia Trail System: Northeast Branch Trail 1

Program/Facility: The Park Ranger Office

Show commitment to the future of our parks and trails by adopting a section of a trail. Adopt-A-Trail is part of the Partners 'n Parks program where groups can help the environment by reducing litter and maintaining trails for future enjoyment, while experiencing fun in the outdoors and being actively involved in a community project. Adopt-A-Trail partners will have their efforts recognized with signage along the adopted portion of the trail.

Park Ranger staff
301-627-7755

Animal Care Aide Mt. Rainier Natures and Recreation Center

Program/Facility: Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center

Volunteers are needed to assist in the care of animals. Volunteers will be tasked with cleaning cages, replenishing water and feeding the animals. This is a great opportunity for animal lovers.

Debra Dorsey
301-927-2163

Art Exhibition Reception Assistant - Brentwood Arts Exchange

Program/Facility: Arts and Cultural Heritage

Volunteers, ages 13 and over, are needed to assist at opening receptions for art exhibitions. These exhibitions will be held at the Brentwood Arts Exchange and are generally held on Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons. Volunteers will help with setting up and replenishing food and assisting with breakdown of event. Volunteers are also needed to assist with gallery talks and lectures.

Phil Davis
301-277-2863

Basketball Assistant - Deerfield Run Community Center

Program/Facility: Deerfield Run Community Center

Volunteers, ages 16 and up, with basketball experience, are being recruited to assist the basketball instructor with teaching basketball skills and techniques as well as offer direction to students as needed. There are 3 classesstarting on Saturdays, September 2 through November 25. Class times are 9:15-10:15 am, 10:30-11:15 am, and 11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Volunteer has to be motivated and willing to cover all three classes.

Thisvolunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Volunteers, 15 and older, must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting before volunteer service can begin.

Richard Bynum
301-953-7882

Basketball Coach - Kentland Community Center

Program/Facility: Kentland Community Center

Volunteers, ages16 and up, are neededfor various dates and times at Kentland Community Center to help participants with basketball drills, skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Volunteers have to be motivated and willing to work with young people.

This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learing hours.

Volunteers, 15 and older, must complete a criminal background check, including being fingerprinted before volunteer service can begin.




Eric Smith
301-386-2278

Book Club Leader - Kentland Community Center

Program/Facility: Kentland Community Center

Volunteers, ages 30 and up, are needed once aweek for 6 weeks on Tuesdays, from 11am to 1pm at Kentland Community Center to help lead the book club and have open discussions on a selected book of their choice. Volunteer should like to read, write, lead group discussions, and able to select great and enjoyable books for adults and seniors to read.

Volunteers will complete a criminal background check which includes beingfingerprinting. Background check will be conducted by the Department.

Anissa Hewitt
3013862278

Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award Project

Program/Facility: The Park Ranger Office

The Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award is the highest honor that can be attained by a Boy Scout. Complete your Eagle Scout Award project with the guidance of a Park Ranger.

Park Ranger Staff
301-627-7755

Classes, Programs and Special Events Aide - Good Luck Community Center

Program/Facility: Good Luck Community Center

Volunteers, ages 15 and older, are being recruited to assist center staff with developing, marketing,and implementingof special events and programs atGood Luck Community Center.

Duties will include assisting in classes/programs, distributing fliers, promoting classes and events, set up and break down of events, and checking attendance of community programs.

Volunteers, 15 and older, must complete a criminal background check, includingbeing fingerprinted before being placed with this opportunity.

This volunteer opportunity is not eligible for Prince George's County Public School student service learning hours.

Mario Miller
301-552-1093

Collections Aide - Montpelier Mansion

Program/Facility: Montpelier Mansion

Volunteers, ages 17 and up, with an interest in learning more about museum object care and documentation methods, are being recruited to help the mansion's Collections Manager with activities related to strengthening our collections management program.


This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.


Must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, before volunteer service can begin.



Holly Burnham
301-377-7817

Curatorial Research Assistant - Montpelier Mansion

Program/Facility: Montpelier Mansion

Assist Collections Manager with researching objects for and in collection. Must commit to at least 20 hours. College students encouraged to apply. Must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, before volunteer service can begin.

Holly Burnham
(301)377-7817

Docent - Education Program at Riversdale House

Program/Facility: Riversdale House Museum

Volunteers, ages 18 and up serve as Education Docents. Riversdale offers educational programs to many groups, including classes of studetns with special needs, school groups, and Girl Scouts. Education docents are responsible for aiding staff with tours and workshops for these education programs. Education docents must be comfortable working with children. Scheduling is flexible and training and program materials are provided.

Samantha Ferris
301-864-0420

Docent - Museum at Riversdale House

Program/Facility: Riversdale House Museum

The museum docent, ages 18 and up, is responsible for leading tours for groups and individuals who visit Riversdale, the Federal period home of George Calvert and Rosalie Stier Calvert. Docents are needed during regular museum hours on Fridays and Sundays and for special events. Shifts are flexible. Volunteers must have an interest and enthusiasm for history. Training sessions are provided throughout the year.

Samantha Ferris
301-864-0420

Docent 2 - Montpelier Mansion

Program/Facility: Montpelier Mansion

Volunteers, ages21 and up, are being recruited to give tours of Montpelier Mansion (an 18th century plantation home), describing the daily life of the original occupants, architecture, furnishings, and more. Orientation and on-going training is provided.

Commitment is at least one weekend day per month for walk in tours. Weekday tours are also possible for private groups.

Retirees who love history are encouraged to apply.

Holly Burnham
301-377-7817

First Tee Program Assistant 2016 - Paint Branch Golf Course

Program/Facility: Paint Branch Golf Course

Volunteers, ages 16 and up, are being recruited to assist staff in the development and the supervision of golf programs, including the First Tee program, at the golf course. The volunteers will be teaching the game of golf and life skills between April 1 and October 6, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturdays, 9:00 am - noon.

Individuals must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprints, before volunteer service begins.

Luann Rodrigue
301-935-0330

First Tee Program Assistant 2016 - Paint Branch Golf Course

Program/Facility: Paint Branch Golf Course

Volunteers, ages 18 and up, are being recruited to assist staff in the development and the supervision of golf programs, including the First Tee program, at the golf course. The volunteers will be teaching the game of golf and life skills between April 1 and October 6, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturdays, 9:00 am - noon.

Volunteers, 15 and older, must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprints, before volunteer service begins.

Luann Rodrigue
301-935-0330

Garden Aide - Riversdale

Program/Facility: Riversdale House Museum

Volunteers, ages 18 and up,are needed toassist the head gardener in planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, etc. Riversdale is home to a beautiful garden abundant in flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. This is a fun opportunity to learn about gardening on the grounds of a restored, early 19th century manor house. Scheduling is flexible on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Garden aide positions are also available on Sundays and for special events. Garden aides work hand in hand with the Kitchen Guild and Riversdale's head gardener to interpret our kitchen and historical gardens.

Samantha Ferris
301-864-0420

Gardener - Montpelier Mansion

Program/Facility: Montpelier Mansion

Volunteers, 18 and older, are being recruited to assist withmaintaining the gardens and groundsat Montpelier Mansion, an 18th century Georgian home with extensive grounds, including a flower and herb garden, boxwood maze, and nature trail.



Holly Burnham
301-377-7817

Golf Course Range Assistant - Paint Branch Golf Course

Program/Facility: Sports, Health and Wellness Division

Volunteers, ages 18 and up, are needed to be Golf Course Range Assistants to collect, wash, and place golf balls into the golf ball machine and assist in keeping the range in operable condition.

Luann Rodrigue
301-935-0330

Golf Course Ranger - Paint Branch Golf Course

Program/Facility: Paint Branch Golf Course

Volunteers, ages 18 and up, are needed to assist in enforcing rules and regulations on the golf course while providing excellent customer service to patrons. A golf background is necessary.

Luann Rodrigue
301-935-0330

Gymnastics/Trampoline Instructor Assistant

Program/Facility: Sports, Health and Wellness Division

Volunteers, ages 14 and up, are needed to assist instructors in set up and break-down of equipment, assist students in correct form and technique, greet participants and parents and take attendance. The Gymnastics/Trampoline program is a beginner to advance class for children ages 4 - 10. Volunteers must have at least 3 years competitive gymnastics/trampoline experience and have excellent customer service skills. Individuals must be able to volunteer weeknights and Saturdays at various times. Volunteers, ages 15 and older, must complete a criminal background check, that includes being fingerprinted, before volunteer service can begin. This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student servcie learning hours.

Wendy MacNaught
301-362-6064

Haunted Trail/Zombie Run Assistants - Deerfield Run Community Center

Program/Facility: Deerfield Run Community Center

Volunteers, ages 16 and older, are being recruited to assist with Deerfield Run Community Center Haunted Trail/Zombie Run on Saturday, October 21, 5-9:30 pm.

Volunteers will help set up the trails, lead visitors along the haunted trails, wear costume, and other fun and spooky task.

This opportunity is not eligible for the Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Richard Bynum
301-953-7882

History Programs Facilitator - Montpelier Mansion

Program/Facility: Montpelier Mansion

Volunteers ages 17 and older are being recruited to assist with history-based public programming at Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site. We do programs for schools, home school groups, families, scouts, and adults.Could lead to opportunities as tour guides.

Volunteer will have 4-10 hours a month.

Volunteers must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, before service can begin.

This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Holly Burnham
301-377-7817

Host(ess) for Afternoon Teas - Montpelier Mansion

Program/Facility: Montpelier Mansion

Volunteers, ages 21 & up, are being recruited to help serve afternoon teas at Montpelier Mansion, a historic house museum in Laurel, MD. Volunteer tasks will include greeting and interacting with guests, making tea, placing food on platters, and carrying filled teapots and food platters to guest tables.

Volunteers must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, before volunteer service can begin.

Edna Graham
301-377-7817

Ice Hockey Assistant Coach - Herbert Wells Ice Rink

Program/Facility: Sports, Health and Wellness Division

Volunteers, ages 18 and up, are needed to assist with the management of a youth ice hockey team. Duties include helping with conditioning of players, practices, recruiting, travel arrangements, working with parents, the creation and enforcement of team rules and completing a player assessment for each team member. Volunteers assist coaches in set up and break down of equipment, assist in correct form and technique, greet participants and parents and keep attendance records. Hockey experience is necessary.

Wendy Donley
301-277-3717

Invasive Plant Removal - Bladensburg Waterfront Park

Program/Facility: Special Programs Division - Youth

Volunteers will learn about invasive and native plants and help preserve a healthy ecosystem by removing exotic invasive plants.

Volunteers should expect to get muddy or dirty and should wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Water will be provided; please bring a snack and a reusable water bottle. Tools and protective gloves will be supplied.

Minimum age is 13 years old.

This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Antonia Bookbinder
301-446-3464

Member - Field of Firsts Foundation

Program/Facility: College Park Aviation Museum

The Field of Firsts Foundation is a 501(c)3 membership organization with the ongoing of mission of seeking support for exhibits and educational programs at the College Park Aviation Museum.

Rob Verbsky
301-864-6029

Museum Education Aide - College Park Aviation Museum

Program/Facility: College Park Aviation Museum

Volunteers, ages 18 and over, are needed to provide educational programing to museum visitors. Do you have interest in the history and science of flight? Do you enjoy interacting with people? If so, the College Park Aviation Museum could be an outlet for your passion. Museum education volunteers teach visitors about the rich history of the College Park Airport, the oldest continuously operating airport in the world, and about aviation innovations.

Rob Verbsky
301-864-6029

Museum Shop Assistant - Riversdale House Museum

Program/Facility: Riversdale House Museum

Volunteers, ages 21 and up, will assist visitors in the shop, help with inventory, pricing, and shop displays, and keep track of sales. Volunteers must be comfortable handling money. Riversdale's Museum shop offers a wide variety of interesting and unique gifts.

Samantha Ferris
301-864-0420

Naturalist Aide - Bladensburg Waterfront Park

Program/Facility: Bladensburg Waterfront Park

Volunteers ages 13 and oldercanassist with conservationeffort such asfloating wetland care,riparian forestmonitoring and care, greenhouse and gardens aide, wetland maintenance, invasive plant removal, river clean-ups. In addition, a Naturalist Aide can prepare and present nature education programs,help withnature hikes, campfires, boat operations, trail maintenance, bike rental and bike tours, interpretive boat tours, park clean-up, river clean-up, and other related programs.

Volunteers, ages 15 andolder, who want to become a regular volunteer must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprints, before volunteer service can begin at no cost to you.

Groups are Welcome.

For up-coming opportunities, please email:
tonya.johnson@pgparks.com

This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.



Tonya Johnson
301-779-0371

Programs and Special Events Aide - Vansville Community Center

Program/Facility: Vansville Community Center

Volunteers, ages 16 and older,can assist center staff with developing, marketing,and implementingspecial events and programs at this busy community center.

Volunteer duties may include assisting class or program instructors, developing and distributing fliers,checking attendance, and room set up and break down.

Volunteers, 15 and older, must complete a criminal background check, includingbeing fingerprinted before being placed with this opportunity.

This volunteer opportunityis approvedfor Prince George's County Public School student service learning hours.

Ashley Green
301-937-6621

Riverdale Park Day 2017 Event Assistant

Program/Facility: Riverdale Park

Volunteers, ages 14 and up, are being recruited to assist on Saturday, October 7, 10:30 am - 6 pm, at Riverdale Park Day. This family event celebrating the town's 95th anniversary, and will be held at the Riverside Neighborhood Park, 5801 Riverside Drive, Riverdale, 20737. Volunteers will help with set up, breakdown, games, arts & crafts, and clean up of festival grounds.

This opportunity is appropriate for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community service and faith-based groups.

This opportunity is not approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Jessica Barnes
301-927-6381

Riversdale Kitchen Guild

Program/Facility: Riversdale House Museum

Volunteers, ages 18 and up, are invited to join the Rivesdale House Museum Kitchen Guild. Kitchen Guild members cook on the open hearth in Riversdale's reproduction dependency kitchen. Training and informational sessions take place in the fall and spring. Volunteers are generally scheduled for one Sunday shift per month and occasionally for special events.

Samantha Ferris
301-864-0420

Senior Activity Center Assistant - Gwendolyn Britt

Program/Facility: Special Programs Division

Volunteers, ages 18 and up, arebeing recruited toassist staff with the daily operation of a senior center. Volunteer duties will include front desk (filing,assisting with maintaining binders, and answering phones). Helping with setup/break down ofspecial events and implementations ofevents. The center is open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm, volunteer schedule is flexible.

Individuals must complete a criminal background check, including beingfingerprinted, before volunteer service begins.

Regina Jackson
301-699-1238

Senior Activity Center Assistant - Laurel-Beltsville

Program/Facility: Special Programs Division

Volunteers, ages 16 and up, are needed to assist staff with the daily operation of a senior center. Duties include leading activities (e.g., exercise, arts and crafts, Bingo), participating in special events and trips, and assisting the senior population as needed. The center is open Monday - Thursday 8 am - 9 pm, Friday 8 am - 5 pm and Saturday 8 am - 2 pm and the volunteer schedule is flexible.

Individuals must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, before volunteer service begins.

This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Kofi Impraim
301-206-3350

Soccer Coach Assistant - Deerfield Run Community Center

Program/Facility: Deerfield Run Community Center

Volunteers, 18 and older, are being recruited to assist coaches during practices and games. Volunteers duties include coaching,assisting with set-up and breakdown.

Volunteers 16 and older, must undergoa criminal background check, including being fingerprinted before being placed with this opportunity.

Richard Bynum
301-953-7882

STEAMFest Assistant - The Show Place Arena

Program/Facility: Show Place Area

Volunteers, 15 and older, are being recruited to assist staff with our STEAMFest Kick-off on Saturday, November 4, 10am - 3pm at The Show Place Arena. If you are interestedinScience, Technology, Engineering, Arts, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Volunteers must enjoy working with kids and have an interest in STEAM.

Volunteers will assist with set-up/break-down, serving food,greeting patrons,passing out information, and handing out t-shirts, also collecting evaluation forms.

This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Brittany Lassiter
301-699-2449

Synergy Teen Volunteer Program - Bladensburg Waterfront

Program/Facility: Bladensburg Waterfront Park

The award winning SynergyTeen Volunteer Program gives teens opportunities to providestewardship of our natural, cultural, and historical resources throughtheir participation invariousservicelearning projects. The projects promote positive leadership skills, strong work ethics, health and wellness and social development. Teens will also participate in social awareness campaigns and outdoor activities.

Volunteerpositions are available for the fall and winter season. Contact Tonya Johnson 301-779-0371 for more information.

Teens from Montgomery County, Washington D.C. and other areas are welcomed. *The service learning projects are also approved for Prince George's County Public Schoolsstudent service learning hours.

Tonya Johnson
301-779-0371

Therapeutic Recreation Aide - Northern Area

Program/Facility: Special Programs Division

Volunteers, ages 16 and over, are needed to assistwith1 on 1 activitieswith adults with various disabilities. Duties includes preparing activities, clean up and break down, and may include assisting individuals with some personal care. Programs run on various days and times during the week.

Volunteers, 15 and older must complete a criminal background check, including being finger printer before being place with this opportunity.

This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Rodney Scott
301 446-3415

Tot Sports Class Assistant - Kentland Community Center

Program/Facility: Kentland Community Center

Volunteers, ages 16 and up, are being recruited to assist with 2-4 year old Tot Sports class and help children learn variety of different sports. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, monthly from 10:00-11:45am.

Individuals, age 15 and older, must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting before being placed with this opportunity.

This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Anissa Hewitt
3013862278

Tree Planting - National Public Lands Day @ Lake Artemesia

Program/Facility: Special Programs Division - Youth

Learn about planting native trees at Lake Artemesia Natural Area on September 30, 9 am. Trees will be planted to celebrate National Public Lands Day and M-NCPPC's 90 Years of Excellence.

This volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

Antonia Bookbinder
301-446-3464

Xtreme Teens Program Aide - Cedar heights Community Center

Program/Facility: Cedar Heights Community Center

Volunteers, ages 21 and older, are being recruited to assist with our Xtreme Teen drop in program. Volunteers will assist staff with structured activities and programs for youth ages 10-17 onFriday and Saturday 7 -10pm. Volunteers will also provide assistance with various projects, program support by filing and organizing materials, monitoring participants during program hours, and various supportive functions to include set up, clean up and program marketing assistance.

Any special skill set you may have to offer this population is a plus, IE. career development, workforce readiness, sports instruction or educational support.

Volunteers, must complete a criminal background check, including being fingerprinted, before being placed with this opportunity.

Antoniette Battle
301-773-8881