LINCROFT — The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers to become Docents/Receptionists in four County park locations. Are you 21 years of age or older and enjoy interacting with people? You may have what it takes to step into our newest volunteer position. Docents welcome visitors and answer questions about facilities, exhibits, park history and local ecology. Docents provide the public with information about upcoming park programs and events and may assist in the light upkeep of facilities and exhibits.

Once trained, docents may volunteer on weekends in half day shifts at Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown; Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth; Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center, Middletown; or the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. Volunteers are asked to provide a minimum two shift commitment per month and to attend an additional site training presented by Park System Naturalists at their park of interest.

Interested? Sign up for our training session on Sunday, November 20 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.

For more information or to reserve your space for the Volunteer Docent/Receptionist Training, please call Melissa Kelly, Coordinator of Volunteers at (732) 842-4000, ext. 4238, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about the Park System, please visit or call (732) 842-4000, ext. 4312. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.