Volunteer

The Volunteer Program’s mission is to guide and educate local citizens and community members of ways in which we can observe, preserve, protect, and enhance Patuxent River Park’s natural and cultural resources to further enrich the quality of life for current and future generations.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Develop new skills
  • Explore a new career path
  • Connect with others
  • Give back to your community
  • Enrichment of the environment
  • Keeps you physically active
  • Park discounts
  • Subscription to our newsletter
River Clean-up Volunteers

We value the dedication, hard work, and passion of our volunteers, and strive to create opportunities for all ages and skill-sets. Our opportunities vary from one-day service-learning projects to ongoing conservation projects that occur over a longer term. Other projects are accepted by proposal. See volunteer opportunities below:

  1. Stewardship and Conservation
  2. Citizen Science
  3. Education
  4. Group Projects
Stewardship is an important component of volunteering. Patuxent River Park strives to create outstanding environmental stewards who are able to translate the knowledge gained through volunteering to their community. Projects include:
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Native Pollinator Gardening
  • River Clean Ups
  • Wildlife Cameras Monitoring
  • Contributing writer to eNewsletter
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For more information

Email Volunteer Coordinator Shelby Cross, or call 301-627-6074.