Volunteer at Cromwell Valley Park

It's fun and rewarding!

Our volunteers provide valuable support to the many programs and amenities we offer at our Park. You or your group can help with gardening and nature center exhibits. Or, you can help with our school, weekend, and after-school programs. Our opportunities are perfect for individuals, families, seniors, school or church groups, Boy or Girl Scout troops, community groups, and corporations. Come join the fun!

Senior Scout and Maryland Master Naturalist Projects

Are you a Boy Scout looking for an Eagle Scout project or a Girl Scout looking for a Gold Award project? There are many opportunities in the Park for projects. Contact Kirk Dreier at KDreier@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-2503.

School Programs

Do you like nature and being outside with children? Are you concerned that many children are not developing an appreciation for nature? Would you like to help children learn about growing and harvesting food? You can help by volunteering with our school field trips. No experience is necessary! We will train you and mentor you with naturalists and experienced volunteers. You can volunteer as often or as little as you like. Click on brochure to the right for more info. To volunteer with School Programs, contact Brina Doyle at BDoyle@BaltimoreCountyMD.gov or call her at 410-887-3014.

Teen Volunteers

Calling all teenagers: Do you love nature, animals and being outdoors? If so, then we need you! Volunteers are needed to assist with animal care, gardening and trail work, interacting with visitors, and helping around the nature center. Community service hours will be awarded.
Contact Brina Doyle at BDoyle@BaltimoreCountyMD.gov or call her at 410-887-3014.

Willow Grove Nature Education Center

Would you like to help take care of the frogs, toads, turtles, and snake in our Animal Room? Are you interested in creating exhibits about animals, plants, geology, and conservation to be used to teach Park visitors? Would you like to help us monitor our bluebird boxes? Would you like to volunteer in our Summer Nature and Farm Camps?

Children’s Garden

Do you like to garden? We use our beautiful, bountiful garden to teach school groups and the public about growing food in harmony with nature. We need individuals, families, and groups to help us nurture our garden. Whether you’re a student who needs community service or a senior who likes to care for plants, or a corporate group looking for a "team-building experience," we’ve got something for you to do.
To volunteer in our Children's Garden, contact Anne Wedgeworth at 410-887-3014 or AWedgeworth@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Here are a Few of the Ways You Can Volunteer in our Garden--

Drop-In Gardening
Join us at our monthly Saturday work mornings. This option is perfect for groups and for individuals who want to help once or for a few times. We have gloves and garden tools. Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a sunhat. Bring drinking water and a sunny attitude.

Adopt-a-Garden
Would you or your group like to adopt one of the small plots in the Children’s Garden and take care of it from April through October? You would visit your plot 2-4 times per month to weed, water, and mulch it, anytime during Park hours.

Custom Community Service
You tell us when you can come and we’ll tell you what you can do to help each day when you get here. If you can commit to a regularly scheduled volunteer time, this option is for you! It’s great for high school students who need to earn service hours. We’ve had high school students work Wednesdays in the summer or Tuesday afternoons during the school year for 2 hours. The choice is yours!

See you at the Park!