Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Calvert Steward!

The Calvert Stewards volunteer program provides an opportunity for public service in education, research, and stewardship which support the overall missions of the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources and the Calvert Nature Society. This benefits the participants, the parks and the community as Calvert Stewards use and develop their skills to form an environmentally aware community and become the environmental stewards of Calvert County.

We also encourage youth and families to volunteer for projects to create a pipeline of engaged citizens that will continue their involvement in the parks into adulthood.

To become a Calvert Steward please complete the Volunteer Form and return it to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp or email to  volunteer@calvertparks.org; we'll be in touch with you soon!

Read the Summer Volunteer Dress Code

Calvert Steward Work Days

Get down to earth! Help clear trails, remove invasive plants, plant trees, and assist with construction and maintenance projects. Keep an eye on our calendar and newsletter to register for upcoming work days!

Teaching Volunteer

If you love kids and exploring the outdoors, help us lead CHESPAX field trips and Nature Discovery programs. New volunteers will be trained by staff and experienced volunteers. Background check required to work with children. Click here to read full description.

Research Projects

We need your help with ongoing research projects around the county. From owl nest box building and monitoring, habitat surveys, feeder watches, and salamander trap checks, there's something for everyone. See our full list of research projects.

Animal Care/Nature Center Helper

Work with the weekend staff to care for live animals, greet and teach visitors, and help behind the desk.

Kayak and Canoe Trips

Love to paddle? Help our naturalists with their seasonal kayak trips along Calvert's beautiful waterways. Includes unloading and launching boats, outfitting participants, and helping to guide the trip. Training provided though paddling experience required. Weekends and evenings. Click here to read full description.

Outreach and Tabling Events

Promote our parks and programs at community events like Patuxent River Appreciation Days, the County Fair, Green Expo, and more.



Upcoming events

06/27/2018 10:00 AM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
06/29/2018 2:00 PM • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
06/30/2018 9:00 AM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
06/30/2018 12:00 PM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
06/30/2018 3:00 PM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Appreciation Events

    • 06/27/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Chesapeake Bounty, North Beach
    Register

    For Volunteers, All ages, under 18 with adult

    Enjoy a summer evening with your fellow Calvert Steward volunteers! Enjoy the light snacks we'll provide, or you can buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, or even a glass of wine at one of the nearby shops. Share your stories and adventures with other volunteers, and learn about all the things Calvert Stewards do in the nature parks and beyond!

    We'll wind down the evening with a stroll on the beach and boardwalk--maybe even document the horseshoe crabs mating!

    Location:Chesapeake Bounty North Beach Market 9124 Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714

    Reservations not required, but recommended.

    Park in one of the municipal lots on Chesapeake Avenue at 5th street or behind Chesapeake Bounty. Limited on-street parking available.

     


    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

Past events

04/27/2018 Volunteer Campfire at the Beach

Calvert Nature Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Calvert County‚Äôs natural heritage and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community. We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.  The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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