Managers of every section of the Schuylkill River Trail rely heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help maintain the trail and improve the experience of all those who use it. A wide range of volunteer opportunities exist based on commitment, experience required and physical capabilities, so there is bound to be something to suit everyone.
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area operates 28 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. Because volunteers perform all maintenance and upkeep, a number of opportunities exist for groups, businesses and individuals to assist with maintenance needs. Please contact Trails Project Manager Robert Folwell at 484-945-0200 or visit www.schuylkillriver.org to learn more about the types of volunteer opportunities available.
Learn how you can become a Schuylkill River Trail Ambassador who provides information and assistance to other trail users. This program is administered by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Click here to download a description and application.
This stretch of urban trail in Philadelphia hosts many exciting events throughout the year and has a dynamic volunteer program. Contact Josh Nims at 215-222-6030 x106 or visit the volunteer staffed information center on the trail under the Walnut Street Bridge. Further information is available on their website www.schuylkillbanks.org.
There are numerous volunteer and friends groups dedicated to different parks within the Fairmount Park System. If you are interested in volunteering on the Fairmount Park Section please contact Kate Lapszynski 215-683-0217 or visit www.fairmountpark.org.
The historic community of East Falls is continuing to develop its relationship with the river and welcomes volunteers. Please contact Gina Snyder at 215-848-8084.
The vibrant, eclectic community of Manayunk is embracing the river through the Schuylkill Project. Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact Kay Sykora at 215-482-9565 or email@example.com.
Contact Rich Wood at 610-287-6970 or visit http://trails.montcopa.org/trails/.
Contact Ernestine White at 610-783-1065 or visit www.nps.gov/vafo.
Contact Robert Folwell, Schuylkill River Heritage Area Trails Project Mgr., at 484-945-0200 or visit www.schuylkillriver.org.