Green Roof Assistants


(39.281483,-76.611984)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

601 Light StreetBaltimore, MD 21230

About

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you love gardening and working outside? The Maryland Science Center is looking for help maintaining approximately 4,000 square feet of vegetated space on our green roof. Our urban roof garden, comprised of native Maryland plant species, offers a safe haven for butterflies, bees and other insects. Volunteers are needed from early spring (March/April) through mid-autumn (October). Required equipment and tools will be provided by MSC.

Duties:

  • Planting seeds, weeding, tending compost and rain barrels
  • General garden maintenance
  • Occasional special projects may arise

Required Skills:

  • General gardening and/or botany knowledge a plus, but not required
  • Ability to follow instructions and safety guidelines

Physical Requirements:

  • Tasks may require kneeling, standing for extended periods or light lifting

Training: Provided by the Green Roof Steward prior to starting any projects or tasks.

Schedule: This is an on-going, as needed position. Opportunities to volunteer will be presented in advance. Volunteering opportunities will occur between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm. Groups of volunteers may also be considered for monthly volunteering sessions.

Please visit marylandsciencecenter.org for further information and application forms. All volunteers must submit an application; volunteer appointments are by interview only. All applicants (over the age of 18) must complete a background check and orientation session, prior to volunteering.

Skills

  • STEM
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Youth volunteer groups may be considered on a case-by-case basis (minimum age 14).

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