The Accokeek Foundation offers unique opportunities for volunteers who want to be a part of preserving the cultural history, natural resources, and agriculture of Southern Maryland.
With the support of more than 200 volunteers each year, the Foundation offers engaging and educational programs to the community. Volunteers work alongside staff members to help steward and maintain Piscataway Park, provide event and program support, and engage the community.
Whether you just want to volunteer for the day, or are looking for a regular volunteer position, we have opportunities to fit all interests and skill levels.
Before You Volunteer
Check out our upcoming volunteer events and current volunteer positions listed at the bottom of this page and learn about what it takes to be a volunteer at the Accokeek Foundation by reading our Volunteer Handbook. Then fill out our Volunteer Application form and send it, along with any questions you have, to the Volunteer Coordinator.
New volunteers must attend one of our volunteer orientation events, offered on the first Saturday and third Thursday of every month. The orientation will be combined with a volunteer project and will introduce new volunteers to the foundation and available volunteer opportunities. Please see below for upcoming orientation dates.
Ways You Can Help
Whether you are interested in volunteering as an individual, part of a group or corporation, or a student seeking service-learning credit, there is something for everyone!
- Trail maintenance
- Potomac River shoreline clean up
- Bluebird monitoring
- Gardening and native plant landscaping
- Livestock and pasture care
- Heritage textile arts (knitting, spinning, wool washing)
- Foodways (cooking and food prep)
- Colonial interpretation and education
- Public events and visitor services
- Administrative support
Student Service Learning
The Accokeek Foundation is an approved student service learning site with the Prince George’s and Charles County school systems, offering volunteer opportunities for earned service-learning credit hours. Whether volunteering as an individual or within a group, students enjoy learning about history, agriculture, and environmental sustainability.
Corporate and Group Volunteering
Volunteering is a great team-building activity. Corporate and civic organizations have participated in group projects such as tree planting, shoreline and trail maintenance, hoop house construction at the Ecosystem Farm, and special projects at the National Colonial Farm. The Accokeek Foundation also participates as a host organization for the annual Charles County United Way Day of Caring event.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER EVENTS:
December 19: Third Thursday & New Volunteer Orientation: CANCELLED (Happy Holidays!!)
January 4: Service Saturday & New Volunteer Orientation