• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Towpath Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. Towpath Trail closed south of Bath Road from dusk 8/10 through dusk 8/11 for Gay Games 10K Road Race. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP)

VIP on CVSR Sara Guren

Volunteer on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR)


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?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.