Volunteer with DEP

DEP offers many volunteer opportunities for you to get involved with and take your environmental stewardship to a new level, while sharing your passion with your community!

Volunteering has a lot of advantages. The first is that you’ll be taking care of our planet, and it badly needs a little love. Volunteering for a cause you care about is a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends.

There are several ways you can volunteer your time to help improve our community.

Stream Stewards educate County residents on the importance of our individual actions to the health of local rivers and streams. They are active year round and provide assistance on stream cleanups, storm drain art, tabling County events, and participating in tree plantings. Stewards serve as a voice for DEP so that County residents can feel empowered and educated on environmental issues.

Recycling Volunteers participate in our Speakers Bureau, attend fairs and outreach events, support compost workshops or provide office assistance. Anyone in the County can become a recycling volunteer!

FrogWatch exciting way for individuals and families to participate in citizen science and to learn more about amphibians and the wetlands they live in. The Montgomery County chapter has existed since 2015 and is kicking off its fifth year of monitoring in 2019!

All our volunteer programs offer opportunities to earn SSL hours.


Image of DEP staff biologist showing kids a gray treefrog.

FrogWatch volunteers