Volunteer on the Blue Ridge Parkway

A volunteer spreads mulch at the Blue Ridge Music CenterIn 2021, nearly 16 million visitors enjoyed the scenic journey of the Blue Ridge Parkway. With stagnant and declining funding from the government, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s support has become essential to preserve and protect the historical, cultural, and natural resources found along the 469-mile route. From maintenance and facility improvement projects to protecting threatened species, we work closely with the Parkway staff to enhance visitor experiences. Philanthropic and volunteer efforts are vital to support this national park unit. There are many ways you can help, including giving your time. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Volunteer Corps needs you!


Volunteer CorpS Opportunities

Community Outreach Volunteers 

We are looking for volunteers to help spread the word about the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation at local events and festivals. Training will be provided. 

Milepost Music Assistants

We’re looking for volunteers to help the Blue Ridge Music Center host free concerts at popular destinations along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Volunteers will help with equipment and tent set up and packing up after the event. The concerts are held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays at the following locations.

  • Humpback Rocks, milepost 5.8 (near the Visitor Center)
    Third Sunday of the month (June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17)
  • Peaks of Otter, milepost 85.6 (near the lodge)
    First Sunday of the month (June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3)
  • Mabry Mill, milepost 176.1 (in the Old Mill Village)
    Second Sunday of the month (June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10)
  • Doughton Park Picnic Area, milepost 241 (near the old Bluffs Lodge)
    Fourth Sundays of the month: June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24
  • Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville, milepost 384
    (June 25, August 27)

For more information, email Jordan Calaway or call (866) 308-2773, ext. 245.


Volunteer with the Foundation


Already a Volunteer? 

Be sure to record your volunteer hours with this form. Thank you for all you do to enhance the Parkway!


VIP Program

The Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program works directly with the National Park Service to preserve the cultural heritage, history, and natural resources of the Parkway through the support of education, interpretation, and resource protection activities. The VIP program helps Parkway staff accomplish more than the NPS could through staff. Volunteers are involved in virtually every aspect of park operations.

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