Become a Volunteer Naturalist at Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda, MD!


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


Locust Grove Nature Center7777 Democracy LaneBethesda, MD 20817


Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda is tucked away in the woods at the top of a hill leading down to a beautiful stream. Although the nature center is small in size, the grounds around it are full of the wonders of nature - would you like to share that with families and school groups that come to visit?

Locust Grove provides a variety of natural and cultural history programs for the public and maintain active exhibit areas, grounds, and trails.

Volunteer Naturalists lead and/or assist staff with public programs at the Nature Center.

Volunteer Naturalists enjoy working with all types of people, enjoy learning about nature and cultural history, and sharing that knowledge with others.

Training will be provided and schedules will be worked out with Park Staff.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Development
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer at least 2 times a season
  • Knowledgeable about nature, flora and fauna, enjoy working outdoors and w/people

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