Do you have a passion for paddling? Would you enjoy working with children and families? Do you have a green thumb? Is office work up your alley? Or are you a fun-loving, easy going type of person who loves the energy of a big event? We have opportunities for you! Volunteer teams provide the opportunity for you to get involved in what interests you! Check out our teams below!
Do you want to get involved in your community and enjoy the great outdoors?
Would you like to learn more about the bluebird life cycle and take responsibility in monitoring a few of our boxes? Or, maybe you like to get your hands dirty and would like to hike the trails and maintain them along the way?
Our garden team is always looking for help with the community garden or on the invasive hill if you want to learn more about gardening and help to raise food for the Mason Dixon Community Center! Fill out a junior volunteer application today to get started!
Some jobs are just better for groups of volunteers!
We welcome groups of volunteers from clubs, organizations, businesses, scouts, churches and more.
Help us keep Eden Mill Park safe and beautiful. Mulching trails, raking leaves, pruning bushes, and pulling weeds all make great group service projects!
Please contact us with information about your group and we will match you with an upcoming volunteer opportunity!
There are many volunteer opportunities throughout Eden Mill. Read what some of our past and present volunteers have to say about their experience as a volunteer here.
It’s a special place where a part of me stays even after I leave.
I signed up to volunteer and before long I was a member of the Bluebird Monitoring Team and a regular Facility Host on Sundays. By the time the Field Trip program started up in April, I was hooked. I started with field activities and hikes and worked my way up to Nature Center and Mill tours. Eventually I became the Wetlands Field Trip person. I got to spend my days with kids, which I love. I learned so much about animals, the Mill, plants and just what a wonderful place Eden Mill is. The staff is friendly and supportive and I’m proud to call them friends. There is so much to learn and do at Eden Mill and I no longer drive around aimlessly. So, you see, Eden Mill rescued me and now I feel part of Eden Mill, the community and Maryland. Thank you Eden Mill.
There are many Blue Bird houses located through the park. Each one is monitored weekly and final results are reported to Cornell University. Every change of season is an opportunity to volunteer. The time we volunteer is so rewarding and educational. To see the smile on a face when they see a baby bird, monarch caterpillars on the milkweed or frogs in the wetlands makes my heart sing.
When you are a volunteer, you set your own pace as to how many hours you want to do. I love this because when you volunteer at Eden Mill you get to be a part of community of who enjoys Nature and wants to see it preserved for future generations.