The Conservation Corps is a six-week outdoor program for teenagers ages 14 to 16. Each summer, we hire a crew of five teens who work with a supervisor performing parks maintenance and environmental projects, including planting aquatic plants, wrapping trees, removing invasive plants, stream/lake cleanups, playground maintenance and trash pickup throughout MVF parks.
The Conservation Corps begins in June and ends in August, working five days per week, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and the Fourth of July. The program is an excellent opportunity for first-time job seekers and teens interested in the outdoors/environment. After applications are submitted, interviews are scheduled and five teens are selected to work. Those hired will have fun spending time outdoors, learning about the local environment and gaining new job skills.
NEW FOR 2018!
Spring Break Conservation Corps Volunteer
Use your spring break to help out your community and earn up to 25 SSL hours! The Montgomery Village Foundation Department of Recreation and Parks is seeking motivated teens ages 14 to 16 to spend spring break learning skills related to outdoor work at recreation and park facilities. Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30. Each day there will be a different project. Projects will include park cleanup, beaver mitigation, routine playground maintenance and more. Interviews for these limited volunteer positions will be held at the beginning of March.
To apply, send a résumé and cover letter to Amy Roswurm at email@example.com. Successful completion and good performance in this volunteer spring break program will lead to hiring preference for the six-week summer program.