Volunteer Opportunities

Join Us – Get Involved – Volunteer!

If you have a curiosity about the past and are looking for a way to share the joy of discovery with others, then volunteering at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) is for you.

You are invited to join us as we strive to preserve, interpret and present Maryland’s remarkable history to all who visit JPPM. There are many ways to volunteer, including the areas below:


Indian Village 
Education Programs
Horticulture & Garden Restoration
Invasive Plant Removal & Repurposing
Scout / Eagle Scout Opportunities

Trails Maintenance​
Park Events & Programs
Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Internship​ Opportunities

Current Volunteers Roles

  • Horticulture Helpers - This weekly group of volunteers meet on Wednesday mornings and do a broad range of volunteer activities including garden and grounds conservation projects, foraging, and overall horticulture care. Open to all, weather permitting. Reach out to JPPM Horticulturist Lindsay Hollister​ ​​for more information.​

  • Education Volunteers - Our Education department is seeking volunteers to aid in school programming and activities. Reach out to Education Director Deb Rantanen.​​

  • JPPM Events - JPPM hosts several large park-wide events through out the year and is always seeking volunteers to help make them a success! Reach out to Marketing & Events Manager Bridget Rinker Bridget Rinker​​.​

  • Potential Volunteers


    ​Interested in volunteering? We would love to hear to from you! A great place to get started is to fill out our​ ​Volunteer Interest Form ​ and contact us at jef.pat@maryland.gov.

    Have any questions about volunteering? Feel free to give us a call at (410) 586-8538.



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