| Volunteer Accomplishments
| Volunteer Calendar
Volunteers are the backbone of many Park System projects and events.
For more information or to register, please contact
Melissa Kelly, Coordinator of Volunteers,
at 732-842-4000, ext. 4283 or email: email@example.com.
Experience Outdoor Life!
Trails Maintenance Team Members
(ages 16 & up)
There are 120 miles of trails in the Monmouth County Park System. The Trails Team is instrumental in the maintenance of old trails as well as building new trails. The team meets on scheduled Saturday mornings at various park locations. All members are required to attend an initial training session prior to working. The training workshop serves as an introduction to the Park System, safety rules, tools and equipment, maintenance overview and to meet the Trail Crew Leaders.
Trails Maintenance Training Workshop
Saturday, March 9 from 9am-12noon
Thompson Park Longbridge Annex, 53 Longbridge Road, Holmdel
Greet Visitors with a Smile!
(ages 21 & up)
Greet visitors with a warm welcome and provide information about on-site ecology, exhibits, and facilities at four Park System locations:
This position will require volunteers to attend two training sessions. The first is an orientation to the docent program and the second training is offered at the sites by Park System staff.
Volunteer Docent/Receptionist Training
Saturday, March 9 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thompson Park Annex, Training Center, 53 Longbridge Road, Holmdel
(ages 21 & up)
Join us to learn about this wonderful volunteer opportunity.
Monitor and Protect!
Beach Nesting Bird Monitors
(ages 18 & up)
The coastal properties within the Park System often provide habitat for threatened and endangered species, especially beach nesting birds. The Park System has opportunities for volunteers to serve as monitors at known nesting sites at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park. This job provides on-site monitoring of the activity of beach nesting birds and interacting with the public using park provided information on the birds and discouraging actions which may have a negative impact on the birds and their chicks.
The job will require attending a brief training course provided by experts on Piping Plovers and other beach nesting birds. After completing training, the monitors will participate between April and August to assure monitoring coverage, especially during peak summer use and special events such as the Fourth of July celebrations in Long Branch. Techniques for monitoring and suggested equipment will be provided during training. Educational materials will be provided for public information.
Beach Nesting Bird Monitor Training Date
Sunday, May 19 from 12-2pm or 2pm-4pm
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Ocean Avenue, Long Branch
Come Garden With Us!
(ages 14 & up)
Gardening is fun, social and good exercise. Volunteers are invited to help garden at several park locations. To get started, all new garden volunteers are encouraged to attend an optional tree and shrub pruning workshop.
Pruning Trees & Shrubs Workshop
Tuesday, April 9 or Thursday, April 18 from 9am-12noon
Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft
Drop-in volunteering is available April through October: