Volunteer Service Days

Do you love Wissahickon Valley Park? Would you like to play a direct role in keeping this special place clean and accessible for generations to come? Then come out and get involved in one of our Volunteer Service Days! Our service days are fun, educational and provide a much needed service to the park, as well as introducing you to a lot of wonderful, like-minded park stewards. Check out our upcoming service days below. For additional information, contact  Shawn Green, Volunteer Manager at green@fow.org.

Before you can attend any volunteer event with us, you need to complete this electronic Volunteer Agreement & Release

Monday, 1/17/22 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” By volunteering on this day, we will be giving back to our park, it’s users, the creek, and the plants and animals that rely on it to live.

This year, we have very exciting plans for this very special day of service. We will be closing Lincoln Drive (the only main road that runs right next to the creek within Wissahickon Valley Park) from Wissahickon Avenue down to Ridge Avenue for a large-scale litter clean-up!

We have two meeting locations for this morning, at both ends of the clean-up area, with both groups working toward each other on Lincoln Drive. Wear warm layers and come help us make this often travelled section of the park cleaner! Inclement weather cancels the event.

Click here to register for a meeting location!

Tuesday Stewardship (Weekly)

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join us for a variety of stewardship projects on Tuesday mornings! Locations and tasks will vary week to week, and may include trash clean-ups, trail improvements, invasive plant removal, graffiti removal, and general park beautification.

Pre-registration is required for this event. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. Bringing your own gloves is highly recommended.

Detailed information and the specific meeting location will be sent by email the day before the event. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

Click on the date below to register!

Wednesday Stewardship (Weekly)

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join us for a variety of stewardship projects on Wednesday mornings! Locations and tasks will vary week to week, and may include trash clean-ups, trail improvements, invasive plant removal, graffiti removal, and general park beautification.

Pre-registration is required for this event. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. Bringing your own gloves is highly recommended.

Detailed information and the specific meeting location will be sent by email the day before the event. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

Click on the date below to register!

Thursday Stewardship (Weekly)

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join us for a variety of stewardship projects on Thursday mornings! Locations and tasks will vary week to week, and may include trash clean-ups, trail improvements, invasive plant removal, graffiti removal, and general park beautification.

Pre-registration is required for this event. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. Bringing your own gloves is highly recommended.

Detailed information and the specific meeting location will be sent by email the day before the event. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

Click on the date below to register!

Weekend Stewardship

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join us for a variety of stewardship projects on weekend mornings!

Pre-registration is required for this event. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. Bringing your own gloves is highly recommended.

Detailed information and the specific meeting location will be sent by email the day before the event. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

Click on the date below to register!

Service Day Tips 

What to Wear

  • Face mask & work gloves.
  • Sturdy boots/sneakers.
  • Long pants. Who has time for ticks, poison ivy and stinging nettle?
  • Clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • Sun protection – a hat & sunscreen.

What to Bring

  • Your own reusable water bottle to help reduce waste.

Cancellation Details for Inclement Weather

  • Typically, we will work in a light rain or snow. (We’re tough like that.)
  • Service Days will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow, thunder and lighting, high winds, etc. Visit FOW’s Facebook page or this page for updates. If the service day is cancelled it will be posted by 8 am.

Minors Volunteering

Teenagers between the ages of 14-18 may volunteer on our service days with the signature of their parent or guardian on our sign-in/waiver form. Kids under the age of 14 may volunteer, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Weavers Way Member Hours

Members of Weavers Way Co-Op can fulfill their yearly work obligation with specific FOW Volunteer Service Days! In order to do so, you will need register your hours through Weavers Way prior to attending the volunteer event. For more information, contact Bettina de Caumette at outreach@weaversway.coop