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Support the Park!
For upcoming events, like a Riverside Drive clean-up or a planting, we’ll send word through Facebook (become our Fan!) and send some updates via E-news.
Our Mailing List (what we use for E-news) now includes a way to sign up for volunteer-specific emails as well. We promise not to bombard you with mail -- but if you'd like to know about upcoming projects, click on the volunteer box.
Sign up now or update your profile by adding in volunteer news by typing your email address below:
This replaces our old Volunteer Interest Form. But we’d also like to hear from you. If you have ideas on future projects, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Elaine Marolla at email@example.com.
Need volunteer ideas? So ... what sounds like you?
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, clearing invasive species, we’ll point you in the right direction so you can pitch in.
Unabashed Outdoors Lovers
Great! Get out there! Stay abreast of our regular clean-ups along Riverside Drive and look for reminders about the annual JRAC clean-up at Pony Pasture and Reedy Creek. But there are also other opportunities to plant native species or uproot invasive ones. Finally, if you’d like to educate the public about the Park, there are docent spots available!
Grow Your Own Volunteer JobAll FOJRP activities take creativity and coordination to pull off. If you’re more at home on the keyboard or perhaps don’t have the time for a morning clean-up, we would welcome your input. If you’d enjoy working on our website, or on Facebook, databases, fundraising, event planning, new projects and solutions, or are interested in joining our board, we’d love to hear from you!
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.
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.)
We count on our friends ...
... like Seven Hills, which donates middle school muscle for park projects every month during River Day!