Park System Volunteer Positions

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of many Park System projects and events.
For more information or to register, please contact
Melissa Bezahler, Coordinator of Volunteers,
at 732-842-4000, ext. 4283, or email

Experience Outdoor Life!   

Trails Maintenance Team Members   
(ages 16 & up)
There are 120 miles of trails in the Monmouth County Park System. The Trails Team is instrumental in the maintenance of old trails as well as building new trails. The team meets on scheduled Saturday mornings at various park locations. All members are required to attend an initial training session prior to working. The training workshop serves as an introduction to the Park System, safety rules, tools and equipment, maintenance overview and to meet the Trail Crew Leaders.     

Upcoming Trails Maintenance Training Workshop: 

Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thompson Park Annex Training Center 
53 Longbridge Road, Holmdel   

Greet Visitors with a Smile!

(ages 21 & up)
Greet visitors with a warm welcome and provide information about on-site ecology, exhibits, and facilities at three Park System locations:

For information on how to become a Volunteer Docent/Receptionist, please call 732-842-4000, ext. 4283, or email   

Monitor and Protect!

Beach Nesting Bird Monitors  
piping plover(ages 18 & up)
The coastal properties within the Park System often provide habitat for threatened and endangered species, especially beach nesting birds. The Park System has opportunities for volunteers to serve as monitors at known nesting sites at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park. This job provides on-site monitoring of the activity of beach nesting birds and interacting with the public using park provided information on the birds and discouraging actions which may have a negative impact on the birds and their chicks.

The job will require attending a brief training course provided by experts on Piping Plovers and other beach nesting birds. After completing training, the monitors will participate between April and August to assure monitoring coverage, especially during peak summer use and special events such as the Fourth of July celebrations in Long Branch. Techniques for monitoring and suggested equipment will be provided during training. Educational materials will be provided for public information.

Come Garden With Us!

Garden Volunteers  
(ages 14 & up)
Volunteers are invited to help garden at several park locations.  Please bring a pair of work gloves.