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

10/26/2018 9:30 AM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
10/28/2018 3:00 PM • Kings Landing Park
11/03/2018 9:30 AM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
11/03/2018 2:00 PM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
11/07/2018 10:00 AM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Appreciation Events

    • 10/28/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park

    For Current Calvert Stewards Volunteers and Their Immediate Family 

    Enjoy a crisp fall evening with your family and other Calvert Stewards.

    We will have a fire going for marshmallows and smores. A variety of fun activities are planned: making apple cider with an old-fashioned cider press, bobbing for apples, carnival games, or you can simply relax and enjoy the view as the sky changes colors over the meadow. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic supper, if you wish. We will provide the s'mores.

    Tentative Schedule of Events

    3:00 p.m. Fun Fall & Halloween Activities: making apple cider, bobbing for apples, trick or treat. These will continue throughout the event.

    4:00 p.m. Costume Parade. Well behaved costumed dogs on leash allowed.

    5:00 p.m. Campfire. we'll provide s'mores. 

    6:00 p.m. Family sunset hike

    6:00 p.m. Ghost Tour for teens and adults 

    Everyone who registers will be entered into door prize drawings held throughout the event. Need not be present to win (but you must be a current volunteer!)

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Karyn Molines

    Free event. 

    We have the right to cancel registrations if it is determined that those registered are not volunteers.

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.

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