Volunteering

What are Friends of Arlington Echo?

Friends of Arlington Echo are people who are involved with Arlington Echo by volunteering their talents to further our mission. There are many opportunities to serve in the many programs that we offer on site and at other locations. A detail of those options is below.

 Volunteer must be able to pass a security background test. Arlington Echo supplies volunteers with a shirt to wear during their work time.

Arlington Echo is part of Anne Arundel County Public Schools and is not an openly public facility. All volunteers are required to make arrangements with a staff member before arriving.

Contact Sheen Goldberg swgoldberg@aacps.org, or call Arlington Echo at 410-222-3822 to schedule a time to volunteer.

* Arlington Echo

* Camp Woodlands

* Restoration Projects

 

 

Join us for Action Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday, volunteers are welcome to join in on various action projects going on around site. Projects will change each week!

Action hours are from 2-4:30pm. Volunteers are encouraged to come when you can, and stay till you can.

Please Contact Sheen Goldberg for more information!

 

 

Arlington Echo 

 Hours vary with the option or school group see below.

Option A: Teaching Canoeing and Seining  (Additional training required) (Seasonal)

Hours: day commitment scheduled by school group.

Duties: Teach canoeing or seining to school groups. Sessions are 45 min.-1 hr.

Small student groups rotate throughout the day.

Option  B: Facilitating Initiative and Confidence Training Course (Course certification required)

Hours: Full day commitment scheduled by school group.

Duties: Work on teambuilding activities with student groups.

Option  C: Aquatic collection maintenance (Year Round)

Hours are negotiable: Minimum daily 2 hours

Duties: Assist staff with maintenance of the live collections

At AE including Terrapins, Eels, Perch, and other animals.

Option  D: Parent Training (Seasonal)

Hours: Daily. 8:00am-10:00am (weekly commitment preferred)

Duties: Assist staff with parent training for teaching activities  

Option  E: Research vessel (Captains License preferred) (Summer)

Hours: Full day commitment scheduled by school group.

Duties: Operation and maintenance of Lady Echo Research vessel.

I.e. File float plan with office prior to voyage with school group, secure vessel at dock, communicate with staff concerning mechanical maintenance of vessel etc.

Assist staff with water quality activities with student groups.

 

Option F: Gardens/ Green roof/ Grow out areas (Year Round)

Hours are negotiable: Minimum daily 2 hours -maximum 4 hours.

Scheduling may be weather dependant in that most tasks are outdoors.

Duties: assist staff with maintenance of AE gardens and crops housed at AE.These tasks may include but are not limited to: watering, transplanting, weeding, pruning, fertilizing, sweeping, moving plants, staging plants for projects, etc.

Option  G: Phone Receptionist (Year Round) 

Hours are negotiable to fit your schedule. Minimum 2 hours, maximum 4 hours.

Duties: Answer telephones and basic questions or direct the caller to the proper staff member for help. the volunteer might also be asked to help with other office duties as well.

 

 

Camp Woodlands-Teaching (Seasonal)

Hours: day commitment scheduled by school group.

Duties: Assist staff with set up and preparation of

activities for the school visit. Teach or assist parent

volunteers with waterfront or bee activities as students

rotate through activities. Assist staff with groups’ lunch. 

Assist staff with parent training. Assist staff with clean

up of activity of the day. Secure teaching materials in

tee pee, secure boats and waterfront tools. etc.

 

 

Restoration Projects- Locations throughout the county. (Seasonal)

Note :  Hours logged at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

Hours: will vary with each project. Minimum daily 4 hours.

Scheduling is seasonal. All tasks are outdoors.

Duties: assist staff with set up of restoration projects. Including loading and unloading plants. Placing plants to be planted in projects, planting with school students, mulching, watering and cleanup.

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