Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

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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

Adopt-A-Trail Partner - WB&A 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. Ongoing two year commitment

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

Park Ranger staff
301-627-7755

After School Supervised Gym Aide - Bladensburg Community Center

Program/Facility: Bladensburg Community Center

Volunteers, ages 14 and up, are being recruited to assist with the after school drop in program. Volunteers will assist staff with structured physically active program for children ages 6-12, Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30pm. Sports, homework assistance, arts and crafts and various activities will be included.

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

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

Jeremy Weiss
301-277-2124

Anacostia River Clean-Up Assistant 2016

Program/Facility: Bladensburg Waterfront Park

Volunteers, ages 13 and up, are needed to help beautify the Anacostia River by collecting floating debris and trash. Some volunteers will be transported down river by boat. Others will clean-up the area near the park. Volunteers who are ages 16 and over may have the optionto use a canoe to clean the river.

Volunteers are required to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and alife vest (provided). Volunteers are encouraged towear long pants and to bring a change of clothes and shoes.Bring a reusable water bottle. We suggest bringing plastic kitchen gloves that go past your wrist. We will provide latex gloves. Please have a way tosecure your keys andphone. Wet bags are suggested.

River Clean-ups are 9:00 am - 12:30 pm on the following 2016dates: May 28, June 26,July 30, August 27, September4 and October 8.

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

This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for Girl Scout Silver Trefoil Award government or green hours.



Tonya Johnson
301-779-0371

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

Art Exhibition Reception Assistant - Montpelier Arts Center

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 Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel 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.

Sonya Kitchens
301-377-7800

Arts Services Aide - Arts on a Roll

Program/Facility: Arts and Cultural Heritage

Volunteers, age 15 and up, are being recruited to assist Arts on a Roll with providing opportunities for participants in Prince George's County and the surrounding regions.

Volunteers will be providing support to Arts on a Roll staff by organizing materials, managing crowds, explaining procedures to participant, and other small supportive functions.

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

Jesse Kirkland
301-446-3241

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. Previous projects have included boardwalk construction, trail maintenance and signage, and construction of wildlife nesting boxes, etc.

Park Ranger Staff
301-627-7755

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.

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 - 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.

Holly Burnham
301-377-7817

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

Food Bank Volunteer

Program/Facility: Kentland Community Center

Volunteers, ages 18 and up,are being recruited toassist with the operation of a local food bank. Volunteer tasks will includeset-up for food distribution, distribution offood, andclean-up after the event. Volunteers must have excellent customer service skills.

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

Center Staff
301-386-2278

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

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

Hispanic Festival Event Assistant 2016 - Lane Manor Park

Program/Facility: Northern Area Office

**ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL BE DONE VIA EMAIL. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK EMAILS REGULARLY.***

Volunteers, ages 14 and up, are needed on Sunday, September 18, 11 am - 6:30 pm to assist with youth games, rides and crafts, and other duties as needed. This event is outdoors and will take place rain or shine. Ability to speak Spanish is helpful, but not required.

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

This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Silver Trefoil Award multicultural hours.

Cheryl Moran
301-445-4500

Hispanic Festival Information Booth Interpreter 2016 - Lane Manor Park

Program/Facility: Northern Area Office

**ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL BE DONE VIA EMAIL. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK EMAILS REGULARLY.***

Volunteers, ages 14 and up, who speak Spanish are needed on Sunday, September 18, 11 am - 6:30 pm to provide information to guests attending the Hispanic Festival.

Volunteers must be fluent in both Spanish & English. This event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine.

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

This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Silver Trefoil Award multicultural hours.

Cheryl Moran
301-445-4500

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

Kids' Care: Northern Area

Program/Facility: Special Programs Division

Volunteers, ages 16 and up, are needed to assist teens with disabilities with daily life skills and leisure activities. Mandatory training and six continuing education units will be provided. Program meets school days, Monday - Friday, 2:30 pm-6:00 pm.

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

Corey Hearne
301-446-3441

Maintenance Aide - Montpelier Mansion

Program/Facility: Montpelier Mansion

Volunteers, ages 21 and over, are needed to help in the general maintenance of Montpelier Mansion, a historic property. Volunteers must be able to lift at least 20 pounds. Trade skills are a plus! Training will be provided.

Holly Burnham
301-377-7817

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

Mis Quince Anos Mentor 2016 - Langley Park Community Center

Program/Facility: Langley Park Community Center

Female professionals,ages19 andolder,are needed to volunteer their hours by mentoring participants for the Mis. Quince Anos Program. Volunteers must be bilingual (English/Spanish), and must be able to communicate effectively with mentees. Mentors are encouraged to meet with mentees at least four times fromSeptember 8, toNovember 19, 2016.

Prospective mentors are invited to attend the first Mis. Quince Anos Program session onSeptember 8,6:30-8:30pm at Langely Park Community Center.

Volunteers mustcomplete acriminal background check, including being fingerprinted, before being placed with this opportunity.



Nydia Ocasio
301-408-4335

Mis Quince Anos Volunteer Partner 2016

Program/Facility: Langley Park Community Center

Male volunteers, ages 13 and up,arebeingoffered the opportunityto be dance partners for our teenage girls during our Mis Quince Anos program and final event. Male volunteers areexpected to learn a dance routine and will have the option of participating in some of the trips and events during the program. Practices will be held every Thursday beginningSeptember 8,7-9pm at Langley Park Community Center.

This volunteer opportunity isapproved for Prince George's County Student Service Learning Hours.

There will be a minumum of 13 Student Service Learning Hours awarded with a potentialto earn more hours througout the duration of the program.



Nate Sullivan
301-937-6621

Museum Education Aide 2015 - 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 in the preparation and presentation of nature education programs, nature hikes, exhibits, campfires, boat operations, trail maintenance, interpretive boat tours, park clean-up, and other related programs. Some presentationsare held in schools or at special events throughout the area. Naturalist Aide can also assist withadministrative duties and other park operations. Volunteers ages 15 and up 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.

Opportunities are available Saturdays and/or Sundays

Upcoming Special Events at Bladensburg Waterfront Park

River Clean-up Jul 30 & Aug 279 am- 12 pm; 9am -12:30 pm
4th of July Rentals &ParkDuties; 9 am - 5 pm
Butterfly Boat Tour; July 16,9 am -12pm
Wetlands Boat Tour; August 13, 9 am- 2 pm

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



Tonya Johnson
301-779-0371

Naturalist Aide - Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center

Program/Facility: Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center

Volunteers, ages 13 and up, assist staff in the presentation of interpretive nature programs to preschool age to adult visitors. Volunteers assist in the preparation and presentation of nature education programs including slide shows, animal and plant talks, nature hikes, field trips, campfires, and other related nature programs. Some presentations will be held in schools or at special events throughout the area.

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

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

Debra Dorsey
301-927-2163

Program Assistant - Mt. Rainier Nature Center

Program/Facility: Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center

Volunteers, ages 18 and up, assist at the nature center with teen groups, special projects, trips, workshops, charity events, festivals, environmental stewardship projects, outdoor recreation, and more. Individuals, ages 15 and up, must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, before volunteer service begins.

Debra Dorsey
301-927-2163

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 - 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

Service Organization Mentor - Kentland Communty Center

Program/Facility: Kentland Community Center

Members of fraternal and service organizations, ages 21 and up, with prior approval of the center director, mayapply to assist with the delivery of youth programs and services. Volunteer responsibilities will includementoring (academically, socially, and professionally) pre-teens and teens, assisting with clothing drives and other service projects, and chaperoning field trips. Volunteer hours will be assigned as needed.

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

Center Staff
301-386-2278

Sister 4 Sister Aide 2016 - Kentland Community Center

Program/Facility: Kentland Community Center

Female Volunteers, 18and up is being recruited to assist with the Sister 4 Sister organization with programming activities and events for the girls in the Sister 4 Sister program. This is a great opportunity to show your creativities and ideas.

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

Ashley Green
301-386-2278