Opportunity Details

2021 Family Volunteer Day 
Howard County Rec & Parks - Special Events


2021 Family Volunteer Day | Various Locations | Sat, Nov 20

Looking for a fun way to spend quality time as a family, club or community group? We have exciting projects for 2021! Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. **Please bring your own work gloves & mask and be prepared to practice social distancing while volunteering.**

*Pre-Registration Required* by Nov 19


Belmont Garden Winterizing, 9am-12pm, Ages 8+
We will be winterizing the gardens, removing over 3,000 annuals planted in the spring. Cutting back dormant perennials and raking leaves from the garden beds. There are also bulbs we dig and save to over winter for planting the next season.

Robinson Nature Center Beautification, 10am-1pm, Ages 6+
Beautify the woodlands and waterways of liter. Assist with a trash clean up throughout the flood plain and woodlands of the Center and along the Middle Patuxent River.

Savage Park Tree Planting, 9am-12pm, All Ages

Assist with planting native trees around playground, ball fields, and other recreational areas to slow and absorb stormwater runoff and provide shade to park patrons.

Additional info:

Outdoor opportunity volunteers:
Remember to dress for the weather conditions and wear closed-toe shoes. Please bring gloves and wear long sleeves. In the event severe weather, outdoor FVD Opportunities may be cancelled.


Minimum age: 2



Belmont Garden Winterizing

Notes: Pre-Registration is required, by 11/19. November will be chilly and there is typically a lot of wind at Belmont. Dress warmly in layers that you can remove as it warms through-out the day. Bring work gloves. Tools will be provided. There is parking to the right of the manor in the spots adjacent to the fence. Belmont Manor Road has pull off's along the drive to allow cars to pass should you encounter other cars coming towards you on the narrow drive. Please observe speed limits along the road leading up to the Manor. Available Positions:  16

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Individual Sign Up


Savage Park Tree Planting

Notes: Pre-Registration is required, by 11/19. Volunteers should wear close toed shoes, may want to bring gardening gloves and should dress for the weather. We will provide shovels and all other tools needed. This event will be held rain or shine unless there is a thunderstorm. Volunteers should park in the main parking area and meet by the new (under construction) playground. Available Positions:  17

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Individual Sign Up


Robinson Nature Center Beautification

Notes: Pre-Registration is required, by 11/19. Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult. Please Bring: - Work gloves & mask - Be prepared to social distance Please Remember: - Wear clothing suitable for outdoors, close-toed shoes required - Face covering - Bring water bottle (snacks & water cooler provided) Available Positions:  28

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Individual Sign Up



Location Description:

Various Locations, specific locations will be listed in each opportunity individually.

Contact Info

Melissa Byrne


(410) 313-4704

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