Volunteer on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Nearly 15 million visitors enjoy the scenic journey of the Blue Ridge Parkway each year. 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

2021 Events

Work alongside Parkway staff and volunteers, the Conservation Corps North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, volunteers will complete trail maintenance and restoration on the popular Tanawha Trail at Julian Price Campground. This Day of Service will take place September 11,  9 a.m.-12 p.m., and tools will be provided. All work will be performed outside and masks will be required when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Pre-registration is required, and group sizes will be limited.

For more information or to register for this event, please e-mail blri_volunteers@nps.gov

Ongoing Opportunities

Parkway Traveler  
Locations: Humpback Rocks, James River, Peaks of Otter

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is looking for a volunteer or volunteers to refill brochures at three locations in Virginia. If you love traveling the Parkway and want to help spread the news about the Foundation's work in the park this is the opportunity for you!

Experts Needed

Do you have an interest in biodiversity? Do you love wildflowers? Is hawk watching your hobby? We need your help! Please contact Audrey Pearson at apearson@brpfoundation.org.


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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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