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 email@example.com; 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!
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.
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.
To learn more, please visit https://www.calvertparks.org/