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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014

    Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures

    Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake

    Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »

Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP)

VIP on CVSR Sara Guren

Volunteer on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR)

©SARA GUREN


Building a Community of Park Stewards


Make a vital contribution to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and our community! You can help the park fulfill its mission to provide visitor enjoyment and preserve resources. The mission of CVNP's Volunteers-in-Parks Program is to engage people in the park, building a community of park stewards. The volunteer program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Depending on the volunteer position, volunteers will work with staff from National Park Service, the Conservancy for CVNP, Countryside Conservancy, and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Find a Rewarding Volunteer Opportunity
Find out how to volunteer on a Day of Service, drop-in event, seasonal or ongoing volunteer position, or for a special event like Alternative Spring Break Weekend.
View all of CVNP's current volunteer opportunities.

Apply for an Internship
Internships are a great way to gain practical experience and apply classroom learning.
Apply for the current internship positions.


Corporate Volunteerism
Volunteering with your company or organization is a great opportunity for community engagement and team building.
Find project ideas, "green" retreat experience, and the application.

Youth Volunteerism
Projects for schools, youth groups, boy scouts, girl scouts, eagles scouts, and gold awards are available and needed at CVNP.
Find project ideas and scheduling information.

Training and Enrichment Schedule
Download a copy of the Volunteer Handbook; and view dates for upcoming classes, including the Volunteer Orientation, Enrichment Series, Training in Safety, Training in Interpretation, and Online Training.

View the Training and Enrichment Schedule for more information.

Contact the Volunteer Management Office
Email volunteer@forcvnp.org, call (330) 657-2299, or visit our office at 1571 Boston Mills Road in Peninsula, 44264. Office hours are typically Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but our hours can vary. If possible, call ahead to arrange a time to visit.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."