Welcome volunteers. As a volunteer at the South Mountain Recreation Area, you are about to assume an important role in the preservation of 11,000 acres of public land, two national historic monuments, Maryland’s first State Battlefield and one of Maryland’s most popular multi-use recreation parks. Your duties and responsibilities will ensure the safety of and provide a great experience for 680,000 visitors. The success of the operation of the South Mountain Recreation Area is a direct result of our volunteers.
Be safe and enjoy your time and the work you do with us.
There are many benefits to hosting in a state park in Maryland. By working 25-30 hours a week, you camp for free in a beautiful setting and become part of our family. Water, sewer and electric are all included.
Greenbrier has 165 campsites. We stay very busy during our camping season and there is a lot to do. Duties for hosts include:
We will provide an orientation/training class to all hosts. A camp host is a very important job. You make people feel welcome. A host can turn a negative experience into a positive one.
There is a beautiful white, sandy beach at Greenbrier. Camp hosts are assigned days to pick up trash, including holidays and weekends. We supply you with latex-free gloves, trash-pickers and trash bags. You would just need to bring appropriate footwear for a sandy beach and a desire to pick up all kinds of trash, from cigarette butts to beach toys. The beach is within easy access of the parking lot.
With almost 11 miles of trails, Greenbrier State Park can always use volunteers to walk the trails and pick up trash, note fallen trees and other trail maintenance issues, and in general, be an extra pair of eyes and ears in the more remote sections of the park. You would need appropriate footwear (the trails can be very rocky), clothing and gear, including drinking water. We would supply trash latex-free gloves, trash-pickers and trash bags. Most of the trails are classified as moderate to strenuous, so be prepared for some fairly steep hills and rocky terrain. Some training and familiarity of the park would be required.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)