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. 

Blue Ridge Music Center Volunteer Work Day
10 a.m., Saturday, April 15
Music Center Road (milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Galax, Va. 24333

Come and help prepare the Blue Ridge Music Center this year’s season opening. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and Fisher Peak Volunteer Team are hosting a spring clean-up from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the Music Center, at milepost 213 near Galax, Va. Volunteers will pull weeds, spread mulch, and clear brush. A light lunch will be provided.

Dress for the weather. Closed-toe footwear, long pants, and gloves are required. There will be some tools to share but if you have a round-nose shovel or heavy steel garden rake, please bring those.

Advance registration is required due to a limited number of openings. Email Aubrey Arrington at recycleman1@juno.com no later than Thursday, April 13 to sign up. Provide the names and contact information of anyone you are registering.

Once you RSVP, you with receive any necessary National Park Service volunteer agreement paperwork for each participant to read and fill out before arriving. If you have questions, call Aubrey at (276) 236-4105.


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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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