School Groups

Part of our mission is sharing the joy and importance of tending to our public lands with the next generation of park stewards. Volunteering as a school group provides a wonderful outdoor experience for students – they learn about the history and necessity of Wissahickon Valley Park, get their hands dirty while helping maintain it, and walk away with the pride of knowing that they made a positive difference.

In addition to taking part in our public Volunteer Service Days, we typically reserve one Wednesday per month for school groups to volunteer with us. Start/end times and projects can be flexible, based on the group. For any schools that are interested in scheduling a workday outside of Wednesdays, and are not a Philadelphia Public School, we ask a donation of $12 per student in order to put a workday together for you. Transportation is not provided by FOW. Contact Shawn Green, Volunteer Manager at for more information and to make arrangements.