Spring Spotlight: The Patuxent Rural Life Museums are looking for volunteers! For more information please email Monica.Stiefel@pgparks.com

The Volunteer Program’s mission is to guide and educate 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
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. Other projects are accepted by proposal. Please note that all volunteering requires online registration and meeting current M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation registration requirements which can be found at pgparks.com/volunteer. See volunteer opportunities below:

  1. Stewardship and Conservation
  2. Citizen Science
  3. Education
  4. Group Projects

hand holding monarch butterflyStewardship 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
  • Adopt-A-Trail
  • Adopt-A-Garden Plot
  • Boat Rental Assistance
  • Visitor Center

Additional Information

For more information on how to begin your volunteer journey with Patuxent River Park, please call 301-627-6074 or send an email. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!