Volunteer at the C&O Canal

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Canal Pride Days Dates and Locations Announced

The 8th annual Canal Pride Days kickoff season will run from April to May including events all along to Towpath, from D.C. to Cumberland. Space is limited at events, so please sign up early to ensure your spot. Groups, families, individuals, and businesses are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Events include:

-Saturday April 11, 2015: Take control of litter! Over 20 sites along the C&O will participate in the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. To find a site near you and sign up, please visit www.potomaccleanup.org

-Saturday April 18, 2015, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Help ring in the Canal Pride season at Great Falls! Projects will include preserving historic buildings, improving the grounds and painting buildings, benches, picnic tables and more at the historic Great Falls Tavern.

-Saturday April 25, 2015, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Show your Canal Pride at Williamsport by cleaning and painting exhibits, fixing potholes, building trails, and more!

-Saturday May 2, 2015, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Revitalize the picturesque area around the Paw Paw campground by cleaning and replacing grills, painting picnic tables, and maintaining trails!

Register for Canal Pride Days here.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has a diverse range of opportunities for our visitors who are interested in volunteering for the park. Whether your interest is in living history, bike patrolling, park maintenance, or staffing a visitor center, the C&O Canal has many rewarding volunteer jobs.

To find about volunteer opportunities or apply as a volunteer, please go to current volunteer opportunities and complete the volunteer form. Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

The Volunteers-In-Parks Program at the C&O Canal National Historical Park is excited to announce its release of the NEW volunteer webpage! This portal was designed in partnership with dedicated volunteers and the C&O Canal Trust. The website offers up-to-date information regarding news and events in the park's volunteer program, provides links to our social networks, has photos of our volunteer projects, and much more!

Visit www.chohvip.org for up-to-date information regarding news and events in the park's volunteer program, photos of our volunteer projects, and much more!

Photo of Billy Goat Trail Steward.

Volunteering in a national park is a rewarding and exciting experience.

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For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at emily_hewitt@nps.gov or 301-714-2219.

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