Volunteer on the Blue Ridge Parkway

A volunteer spreads mulch at the Blue Ridge Music CenterIn 2022, more than 15 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. 

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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