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Volunteer in the Park
Do you have talent, passion, and a little time? Great! Get out there! There are regular clean-ups along Riverside Drive and the annual JRAC clean-up at Pony Pasture and Reedy Creek in September. There are also other opportunities to plant native species or uproot invasive ones, repair trails, paint things, etc. Or, if you’d like to educate the public about the Park, there are docent spots available!
Become an Official Park Volunteer
Register with the Friends-sponsored volunteer management system to help Park staff coordinate volunteer efforts! Once you register and share your interests, skills and availability with Park staff, the system will let you know of upcoming events.
Note: To make sure you receive notices about FOJRP events, click the Friends button under Groups. Become a registered volunteer ...
Current Volunteer Events
FOJRP Volunteer Day, May 10 (NEW DATE), 9 am to 1 pm
Join us at Ancarrow’s Landing! Volunteers will be doing a trash cleanup and painting bridges on the Slave Trail. Water and all supplies will be provided by park staff. Email Matt at Matthew.Mason@Richmondgov.com and let him know you are coming.
We will be breaking for the summer and our monthly volunteer events will resume in the fall. See you at the park!
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Need help figuring out how you want to help the park? See below and talk with Matt Mason, JRPS Volunteer Coordinator, Matthew.Mason@Richmondgov.com.
Students Needing Volunteer Hours
The James River Park System is a great place for students to gain an appreciation for our natural environment while racking up community service hours. Whether it’s cleaning up trash on the shoreline, painting structures in the park, removing graffiti, maintaining trails, or clearing invasive species, we’ll point you in the right direction so you can pitch in.
Grow Your Own Volunteer Job
All FOJRP activities take creativity and coordination to pull off. If you don't see an opportunity here that suits you or uses your particular skills or talents, please get in touch and suggest your own volunteer gig. If you’d enjoy fundraising, event planning, new projects and solutions, or are interested in joining our board, we’d also love to hear from you!
Do it yourself volunteering
If our schedule doesn’t suit yours, on-your-own trash pick up is always appreciated, especially at Pony Pasture and Belle Isle. (Snorkeling for trash is just one of the do-it-yourself fun times you can have in the park.)
After a morning spent at JRAC’s annual clean‐up, some FOJRP friends and members take a moment to admire the Pumphouse view at the annual picnic.
Be in the Know!
We count on our friends ...
... like Seven Hills, which donates middle school muscle for park projects every month on their River Day!
Volunteer in style
Our snazzy t-shirts have been getting rave reviews from river buffs. Next time you volunteer at the river, work in style!