For Individual Volunteers, NOT Groups

Team up with PMD to improve Spy Pond's shore in Arlington

Team Up to Trim Hedges at Spy Pond Park


  • Saturday 7/27/2024, 9:30am-11am
  • Rain Date: 0/00/0000
    If severe weather/thunderstorms, this project will be canceled, with notification by 7:30am on Saturday.
  • Sign up by 7/22/2024
    ~2 volunteers are still needed.


Team up to trim overgrown shrubbery and brush along the pond shore to increase enjoyment and safety.

If severe weather/thunderstorms, this project will be canceled, with notification by 7:30am on Saturday.


Spy Pond Park, Arlington

Note: PMD only shares specific directions, maps, and other details with registered volunteers since we cannot accommodate any walk-ins, i.e., unregistered volunteers simply showing up.


As part of Arlington's Vision 2020 Task Group's Spy Pond Committee includes a healthy diversity of plants and wildlife among its goals, we will be assisting the Friends of Spy Pond Park (FSSP) by trimming shrubbery and brush along the pond shore and paths.

FSSP is a nonprofit, all-volunteer group that supports the preservation, enhancement, and enjoyment of Spy Pond Park and Spy Pond as natural and community resources.



Sign up yourself by 7/27 at

PMD canNOT accept any UNregistered, walk-in volunteers, even if you have volunteered with PMD in the past.

Participation is required for the entire, 90-minute project.
PMD cannot accommodate late arrivals or early departures.

If this project reaches maximum capacity (8 volunteers), then interested volunteers can join the backup list, since we anticipate (and promote) cancellations due to illness and covid-19 exposure.
Joining a PMD backup list mean making a commitment to reserve the date(s) indicated until the date you provide.

PMD policy requires individuals only sign up themselves (and may not sign up or reserve spaces for others). However, parents may sign up youth age 10-15 as long as an accompanying adult also registers individually and participates fully with the youth.

For volunteers age 10-17, a parent/guardian must also print and co-sign PMD's waiver/release.

Call PMD if you cannot register online using qualtrics.
CALL THE PMD OFFICE at (*82) 1-781-963-0373 so that we can help you AND troubleshoot the problem so that other potential volunteers will not face the same problem. Thanks!

After you register successfully, you will see a confirmation screen and receive a confirmation email message, so be sure to save the date(s) and times on your calendars AND add [email protected] to your address/white/allow list.
Then a few days before this project PMD will email specific details in a PDF, including directions to the project site by public transit and by car, what to wear/expect, checklist, map, one release form for adults to print, sign and bring (and an additional release form for minors that a parent/guardian must co-sign and provide at at check-in - Volunteers age 18+ provide their PMD consent when registering online, to minimize paper/printing/contact).



Volunteers age 10+ who are healthy are welcome.
Volunteers must wear work gloves - PMD will provide them, or volunteers can bring their own.

Like all PMD projects, this project requires being in excellent health (and living with others who are also), plus standing and walking outdoors, and like all PMD projects, participation for the entire (90-minute) project.

This is a fragrance-free event, meaning that participants must not wear perfume or cologne, or scented skin, hair, facial, or clothing/laundry products.

For 31+ years, public charity People Making a Difference (PMD) has promoted informed and responsible volunteerism by involving people in tangible work that meets local needs and by assisting companies in building successful community involvement programs that:
  • Produce appreciable results while conserving recipients' limited resources.
  • Educate volunteers about broader issues.
  • Bring people together to make a difference.



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