Managers of every section of the Schuylkill River Trail rely heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help maintain the trail and improve the experience of all those who use it. A wide range of volunteer opportunities exist based on commitment, experience required and physical capabilities, so there is bound to be something to suit everyone.
Schuylkill River Heritage Area
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area operates 28 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. Because volunteers perform all maintenance and upkeep, a number of opportunities exist for groups, businesses and individuals to assist with maintenance needs. Please contact Trails Project Manager Robert Folwell at 484-945-0200 or visit www.schuylkillriver.org to learn more about the types of volunteer opportunities available.
Schuylkill River Trail Ambassador Program
Learn how you can become a Schuylkill River Trail Ambassador who provides information and assistance to other trail users. This program is administered by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Learn more about becoming a trail ambassador.
This stretch of urban trail in Philadelphia hosts many exciting events throughout the year and has a dynamic volunteer program. Contact Josh Nims at 215-222-6030 x106 or visit the volunteer staffed information center on the trail under the Walnut Street Bridge. Further information is available on their website www.schuylkillbanks.org.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
There are numerous volunteer and friends groups dedicated to different parks within the Philadelphia Parks System. If you are interested in volunteering in the Philadelphia Parks system please contact 215-683-3679, or visit the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation website.
The historic community of East Falls is continuing to develop its relationship with the river and welcomes volunteers. Please contact Gina Snyder at 215-848-8084.
The vibrant, eclectic community of Manayunk is embracing the river through the Schuylkill Project. Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact Kay Sykora at 215-482-9565 or email@example.com.
Contact Michelle Harris at 610-666-5371 or visit www.montcopa.org
Valley Forge National Historical Park
For information on monthly trail cleanups,Weed Warrior programs, and other park volunteer opportunities visit the Valley Forge NHP volunteer webpage at www.nps.gov/vafo.
Contact Robert Folwell, Schuylkill River Heritage Area Trails Project Mgr., at 484-945-0200 or visit www.schuylkillriver.org.