Volunteerism Increases In Maryland's State Parks

Volunteerism Increases In Maryland's State Parks

Records for 2007 indicate that volunteerism is on the rise in Maryland's state parks, with a state-wide total of 8,956 volunteers performing a total of 176,588 hours of service. The time volunteered represents a value of more than $3.3 million to the Maryland Park Service (MPS) and Maryland's citizens.
The 2007 total shows an increase of over 21,000 volunteer hours from 2006. Also on the rise is the number of student volunteers and Volunteer Rangers. Maryland's parks are also immensely benefited by volunteers who commit to becoming campground hosts, Volunteer Rangers, and members of bike and mounted patrols for their commitment to the betterment of park operations.
Park service opportunities exist for everyone - on weekdays and weekends, for individuals as well as groups. For specific MPS volunteer opportunities and contact information, please www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/volunteer.html.