GIS Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Gain real-world professional work experience in the field of GIS while giving back to a community in need of your expertise
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Internship credit is available
  • Although volunteers and interns are unpaid, letters of recommendation will be offered upon successful completion of a GIS assignment.


  • Download, convert and upload GIS data available from internal and external sources to make them usable
  • Perform GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy, identifying and correcting errors or omissions in the data
  • Catalog and inventory GIS data, including metadata creation
  • Work independently as well as in a team environment with other Public Works staff on inventory gathering, maintaining spatial data, and map creation of the city's infrastructure
  • Gather data using ESRI Collector for ArcGIS

Ideal Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of geography as applied to concepts and principles of GIS, map projections, coordinate systems and cartographic designs
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS, with the ability to collect and organize baseline data about the infrastructure in Greenbelt
  • Can take initiative, problem solve, and work independently
  • Can build positive interpersonal relationships, work effectively as part of a team
  • Has strong verbal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with staff
  • Has strong written communication skills, especially with developing reports
  • Has own, or has access to, transportation to and from the City of Greenbelt Public Works


Contact Kevin Carpenter-Driscoll, Environmental Coordinator, at or (240) 542-2168.