At Parks & People, we are joined by a common bond:  to make Baltimore a better place to live, work, play and learn.  We also believe that we cannot achieve our mission without the help and support of people like you.  
We offer a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups of all sizes, abilities and interests to serve as a committed and caring volunteer.  Please consider joining the Parks & People team by offering your time and talent to support our efforts.

Take a look at our current volunteer openings below and apply.  For volunteering information, including details regarding corporate group opportunities, email Claire Runquist at [email protected] or call 410-448-5663 x113.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Environmental Education

Qualifications:

  • Background or experience with environmental education desired but not required
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willing to commit to volunteering at least once per week for a three month period

Important Dates:

  • October-June:  Volunteer applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Opportunities Available:

  • Environmental Educator:  Volunteers work with participants in our Branches program to help facilitate lessons and projects.

Middle School Sports

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a specific sport is not required
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willing to commit to volunteering at least once per week during an eight week season

Important Dates:

  • August-September:  Fall volunteer applications open for boys and girls soccer
  • December-January:  Winter volunteer applications open for girls volleyball and coed kickball
  • February-March:  Spring volunteer applications open for girls lacrosse, boys lacrosse and coed baseball

Opportunities Available:

  • Assistant Coach:  These volunteers teach kids the importance of sportsmanship and, by serving as a positive role model, volunteers help youth build good character.

SuperKids Camp

Note: The Friends School site is FULL for SuperKids Camp 2018. We are unable to accommodate any additional volunteer placements at the Friends School.

Qualifications:

  • A desire to work with youth
  • At least 14 years of age
  • Willing to commit to volunteering for either two consecutive weeks or on a regular weekly schedule for the entire six weeks of camp
  • Ability to attend a volunteer orientation session

Important Dates:

  • The camp runs from July 2nd through August 10th
  • Volunteer orientation is mandatory. Three sessions will be held:  June 19th 9am-12pm; June 27th 5pm-8pm; and July 11th 5pm-8pm.  Volunteers will only need to attend ONE of these sessions.

Opportunities Available:

  • Administrative Assistant:  Volunteers provide support for registration, attendance monitoring and daily functions of the camp office.  Good organization skills and attention to detail are required.
  • Assistant Site Coordinator:  These volunteers help with the successful management and leadership of the individual camp sites. Good organization skills and attention to detail are required.
  • Counselor in Training:  These volunteers assist with the daily running of camp and ensure that campers are learning playing and exploring.
  • Environmental Educator:  Volunteers spend the summer in park settings instilling a love for the environment into the next generation of environmental stewards.  An ideal volunteer for this opportunity has knowledge of or a strong desire to learn about environmental education.