Friends of the Wissahickon heavily relies on volunteers to help maintain the beauty of Wissahickon Valley Park and to keep it a place that everyone can enjoy. There are many ways to get involved in the park, but the best place to start is by coming out to one of our regular volunteer service days. To see what we have coming up, check out our Upcoming Volunteer Service Day page! We work on a variety of projects in different locations in the park, so you’re likely to find something that appeals to you. Our service days are educational and provide a much needed service to the park, as well as introducing you to a lot of wonderful, like-minded park stewards. Registration is recommended for all of our service days, as it helps us to plan, and makes it easy to communicate with you in case weather cancels the work. Always plan to wear long pants, sturdy footwear, sun protection, and bring a refillable water bottle with you.
There are plenty of ways for you to make a positive impact on Wissahickon Valley Park in individual ways such as organizing your own litter clean-up, destroying the invasive spotted lanternfly, and helping us gather data on flora and fauna. These are all easy options that can fit into your schedule any day of the week. Take a look at all the options on our Individual Stewardship page!
We always welcome groups to volunteer in the park. We reserve Wednesdays for school groups that would like to come out and work with us. If you are a corporate group, please consider becoming a Corporate Sponsor of FOW. This not only supports the conservation of the Wissahickon, but allows us to plan a workday for your company. Please reach out to our Volunteer Manager to make arrangements
There are many, many ways to help out and give back to the park – it’s just up to you to decide how you want to get involved! If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Shawn Green, Director of Field Stewardship at email@example.com.