Information for Volunteers
Volunteers must be 16 or older. Volunteers younger than 16 can be accommodated on a case by case basis and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please be aware that the majority of our volunteer work will take place outdoors and require some level of manual labor. You may be asked to use pruners, loppers, shovels, rakes, hedge trimmers, chainsaws or other tools depending on your skill level and the nature of the project at hand. Examples of possible projects include, but are not limited to: removing brush piles / debris from trails, widening trails, trimming invasive vines from trees, or helping with kayak tours and rentals. Thank you for taking this into consideration when registering!
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are currently limiting the size of volunteer groups. If you have a group larger than 10 people, give us a call at 757-686-8684 or send us an email and we will try to work with you to develop a project.
We host a Volunteer Work Day on the second Saturday of each month.
Outside of our monthly work days, individual volunteers are welcome daily during our open hours. Register here by choosing a day and start time that work for you. Shifts are split into 2 hour time slots, but feel free to spend as much or as little time as you prefer. Just be sure to sign in and out at the Visitor's Center before and after your shift.