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.

Please note that due to Covid-19, registration for the below events is required.Before you can attend any volunteer event with us, you need to complete this electronic Volunteer Agreement & Release. All volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for for Covid-19, please stay home. Bringing your own gloves is highly recommended.

Tuesday, 9/29 - Tuesday Clean-Up

Tuesday, September 29
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location will be emailed

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park clean and beautiful? Then join FOW on Tuesday morning for a clean-up in one of the most visited places in the park!

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register here!

Wednesday, 9/30 - Wednesday Stewardship with David Bower

Wednesday, September 30
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location will be emailed

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon and the FOW Volunteer of the Year (2019), David Bower, on 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. David’s many years of experience in the Wissahickon means you’ll learn a lot about the valley while also making a positive impact on it.

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Tuesday, 10/6 - Tuesday Stewardship

Tuesday, October 6
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location will be emailed

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

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Wednesday, 10/7 - Wednesday Stewardship with David Bower

Wednesday, October 7
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location will be emailed

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon and the FOW Volunteer of the Year (2019), David Bower, on 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. David’s many years of experience in the Wissahickon means you’ll learn a lot about the valley while also making a positive impact on it.

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Saturday, 10/10 - Forbidden Drive Service Day

Saturday, October 10
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location will be emailed

Join us as we spruce up the 2018 PA Trail of the Year: Forbidden Drive! Designated a National Recreation Trail in 1975, Forbidden Trail connects users with many historic landmarks, 50 miles of natural surface trails, and a regional trail network that takes them into Pennsylvania’s countryside on the Schuylkill River Trail and The Circuit. We will be working along the Drive removing invasive plant species, improving drainage, cleaning trash, and helping to slow the erosion uphill. Tools & instruction will be provided.

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please stay home. Bringing your own gloves is highly recommended.

Register here!

Tuesday, 10/13 - Tuesday Stewardship

Tuesday, October 13
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location will be emailed

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

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Wednesday, 10/14 - Wednesday Stewardship with David Bower

Wednesday, October 14
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location will be emailed

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon and the FOW Volunteer of the Year (2019), David Bower, on 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. David’s many years of experience in the Wissahickon means you’ll learn a lot about the valley while also making a positive impact on it.

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Tuesday, 10/20 - Tuesday Stewardship

Tuesday, October 20
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location will be emailed

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

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Wednesday, 10/21 - Wednesday Stewardship with David Bower

Wednesday, October 21
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location will be emailed

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon and the FOW Volunteer of the Year (2019), David Bower, on 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. David’s many years of experience in the Wissahickon means you’ll learn a lot about the valley while also making a positive impact on it.

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Saturday, 10/24 - Forbidden Drive Service Day

Saturday, October 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location will be emailed

Join us as we spruce up the 2018 PA Trail of the Year: Forbidden Drive! Designated a National Recreation Trail in 1975, Forbidden Trail connects users with many historic landmarks, 50 miles of natural surface trails, and a regional trail network that takes them into Pennsylvania’s countryside on the Schuylkill River Trail and The Circuit. We will be working along the Drive removing invasive plant species, improving drainage, cleaning trash, and helping to slow the erosion uphill. Tools & instruction will be provided.

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please stay home. Bringing your own gloves is highly recommended.

Register here!

Tuesday, 10/27 - Tuesday Stewardship

Tuesday, October 27
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location will be emailed

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

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Wednesday, 10/28 - Wednesday Stewardship with David Bower

Wednesday, October 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location will be emailed

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon and the FOW Volunteer of the Year (2019), David Bower, on 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. David’s many years of experience in the Wissahickon means you’ll learn a lot about the valley while also making a positive impact on it.

Registration is required for this event, and the capacity is limited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a safe 6-foot distance from other people not in their household. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, 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

Register Here!

Saturday, 10/31 - Trick-or-Trash Clean-Up

Saturday, October 31 – HALLOWEEN!
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
10 Locations to Choose From

This Halloween, all of the witches, ghosts and goblins are coming together to take care of Wissahickon Valley Park! This self-guided clean-up is a fun and easy way to get out in the park, socially distance, and make a positive impact in the Wissahickon!

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT AND TO REGISTER FOR A LOCATION!

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