Support Your Park
Volunteers-in-Parks (VIPs) provide thousands of hours of service to improve the quality of local parks and help the National Park Service achieve its mission of preserving these resources for future generations.
To learn more about any of these volunteer opportunities, call 703-289-2553. All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Services Agreement for Natural Resources Agencies Form (OF 301A) before beginning any work on the parkway.
Every year, volunteers remove hundreds of bags of garbage from parks on the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Mount Vernon Trail Patrol
Looking for a way to give back to the community while getting your exercise? The Mount Vernon Trail is one of the most heavily used trails in the National Park Service. Trail patrollers keep trail users and the park safe. Training is provided.
The National Park Service strives to restore and preserve the natural ecosystem. Weed Warriors remove non-native species that threaten native vegetation and wildlife. Training is provided.
Did You Know?
Copperheads are venomous and are found in Turkey Run Park. If you see any snake on the trail, never attempt to pick up or disturb it.