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Join Us This Fall As We Celebrate:

Day to Serve: Sept. 11 to Oct. 10

National Public Lands Day: Sept. 24

Community Service Week: Oct. 16 to 23

 

Fall is a busy season for volunteering in Montgomery Parks and we're excited to once again be taking part in Day to Serve, National Public Lands Day (NPLD), and Community Service Week this year!

This page will help you find Day to Serve, NPLD, and Community Service Week events along with other fall volunteer opportunities in Montgomery Parks that you can join. If you would like to organize your own volunteer event in Montgomery Parks this fall please let us know. You can contact the Volunteer Services Office at 301-495-2504 and we'll help you get set up. We hope to see you out there!

This page will be updated as new events and opportunities are scheduled so be sure to check back often!

Volunteer at These Events:

Saturday September 10

Stream & Park Cleanup - Little Falls Parkway - Bethesda - 10am-12pm
Join The Little Falls Watershed Alliance to help keep Little Falls Branch clean at this monthly event! Supplies are provided and SSL hours are available. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and dirty and bring water if it's hot out. The group will meet at the parking area on Little Falls Parkway near the intersection with Massachusettes Ave and work upstream towards River Rd. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Follow this link to sign up!

Pawpaw Festival - Meadowside Nature Center - Rockville - 11am-4:30pm

The Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled and educational event celebrating one of America's largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This event highlights the rich history of the pawpaw through crafts, competitiona, music, and more! Volunteers will help set up, host activities, and clean up after the event.

Follow this link to sign up - you must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer prior to the day of the event.

Monday September 12

Stream & Park Cleanup - Location TBD - 1-3pm
This opportunity is part of our School Day Off / Day On Program. More information coming soon!

Saturday September 17

Monarch Fiesta Day - Black Hill Regional Park - Boyds - 9am-4pm

More information coming soon!

Honey Harvest Festival - Brookside Nature Center - Wheaton - 10am-4:30pm

More information coming soon!

Saturday September 24

Stream & Park Cleanup - Sligo Creek Parkway - Takoma Park / Silver Spring - 9-11am
Join Friends of Sligo Creek for their annual Fall Sweep the Creek cleanup events! Volunteers will meet at several sites throughout the Sligo Creek watershed on Saturday and on Sunday so be sure to double check the date and time of the site you want to help at. More information on locations coming soon!

Sunday September 25

Stream & Park Cleanup - Sligo Creek Parkway - Takoma Park / Silver Spring 1-3pm
Join Friends of Sligo Creek for their annual Fall Sweep the Creek cleanup events! Volunteers will meet at several sites throughout the Sligo Creek watershed on Saturday and Sunday so be sure to double check the date and time of the site you want to help at. More information on locations coming soon!

Saturday October 1

Harvest Fesival - Agricultural History Farm Park - Derwood -
More information coming soon!

Monday October 3

Stream & Park Cleanup - Location TBD - 1-3pm
This opportunity is part of our School Day Off / Day On Program. More information coming soon!

Saturday October 8

Stream & Park Cleanup - Little Falls Parkway - Bethesda - 10am-12pm
Join The Little Falls Watershed Alliance to help keep Little Falls Branch clean at this monthly event! Supplies are provided and SSL hours are available. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and dirty and bring water if it's hot out. The group will meet at the parking area on Little Falls Parkway near the intersection with Massachusettes Ave and work upstream towards River Rd. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Follow this link to sign up!

Wednesday October 12

Stream & Park Cleanup - Location TBD - 1-3pm
This opportunity is part of our School Day Off / Day On Program. More information coming soon!

Day to Serve

Now in its fifth year Day to Serve is an annual event in MD, VA, WVA, & DC dedicated to feeding the hungry and healing the planet. You can learn more about Day to Serve and search for Day to Serve events throughout the area at the Day to Serve website.

National Public Lands Day

NPLD has been taking place for more than 20 years and has grown to become the nation's largest single day volunteer effort for public lands. You can learn more about National Public Lands Day and search for NPLD events around the country at the NPLD website.

Community Service Week

Montgomery County has been holding an annual Community Service Day and Week for 30 years. You can find out more about other opportunities to serve throughout the county at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website.

Last update: August 4, 2016