mcps volunteer trails

mcps volunteer trailsPHOTO: Trail maintenance volunteers

LINCROFT-  Looking for a way to feel good, meet people with common interests, and spend more time in your county parks?  Become a Park System volunteer!  It’s never been easier to get started. The Park System is offering several workshops and training sessions for volunteers and those interested in becoming one.

Here’s what is planned:

Beach Clean-up

Sunday, May 6 from 12-2 p.m.            


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Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan

Please bring work gloves and dress for the weather.  Open to ages 14 and up; 13 and under with parent.


Beach Nesting Bird Monitor Training Workshop

Sunday, May 6 from 1-3 p.m.
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch.
Join Christina “Kashi” Davis and Pam Prichard of New Jersey’s Fish & Wildlife and learn how you can help protect the nests of endangered shorebirds.  Open to ages 18 and up. 


Trails Training Workshop    

Tuesday, May 15 from 6-8 p.m.      

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft

This workshop is designed for prospective volunteers interested in becoming part of the Park System Volunteer Trails Team. Open to ages 16 and up, the session covers Park System safety rules, tools and equipment, and maintenance overview.  


Find Your Path in Volunteering

Wednesday, May 16 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.     

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft 
Learn about the many unique opportunities the Volunteer In Parks Program has to offer during this two hour orientation.  Open to ages 14 and up.

Welcome Desk/Naturalist Program Assistant Training

Wednesday, May 23 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.      

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
Join us for an overview of this volunteer docent position.  Open to ages 18 and up.

First-time volunteers are asked to fill out a volunteer form.  Forms are available online at or on site.  For more information and additional volunteer opportunities including special events such as the Creative Arts & Music Festival, Deep Cut Gardens Open House and Walnford Day, please visit, call the Park System volunteer office at 732-842-4000, ext. 4283, or email [email protected]

For more information about the Monmouth County Park System, please visit or call 732-842-4000. 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.

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