Volunteer in Rock Creek Park

You can make a difference by volunteering at Rock Creek Park!

Volunteers enhance Rock Creek Park by assisting in many areas of park operations. They help protect natural and cultural resources by removing trash from park lands and streams, by removing invasive, nonnative plant species, and by maintaining the park's 32-mile trail system. Volunteers enrich the experience of park visitors by providing information and interpretation at locations throughout Rock Creek Park, including Peirce Mill, the Nature Center, and the Old Stone House.


Public Lands Day Events

Our community partners are hosting volunteer events throughout D.C. this Saturday, September 26, in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Please join us!

Dumbarton Oaks Park

Partner: Dumbarton Oaks Conservancy

Objectives: Trail Work

Timing: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Contact: http://dopark.org/contact-us

Fort Bunker Hill

Partner: Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association

Objectives: Trash and Trail General Clean UP

Timing: 8:30AM - 12:00PM

Contact: Ian MacFarlane, IJMacFarlane@verizon.net

Meridian Hill Park

Partner: Washington Parks & People

Objectives: Invasive Removal, General Clean Up and Tree Work

Timing: 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Contact: http://dev.washingtonparks.net/volunteer/

Piney Branch Parkway

Partner: Rock Creek Conservancy

Objectives: Clean up and Invasive Removal

Timing: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Event Link: http://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/what-we-do/upcoming-events/national-public-lands-day-invasive-removal-and-trash-cleanup

Contact: http://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/who-we-are/contact-us

Partners of Rock Creek Park

Many of our park partners offer volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups! Click on the Partner to learn more and to register!

Rock Creek Conservancy: Help protect natural resources in Rock Creek Park by volunteering with Rock Creek Conservancy. Sign up for invasive plant removal and land and stream cleanup projects!

Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy: Join with other volunteers and help maintain park biodiversity by removing invasive nonnative plant species at Dumbarton Oaks Park, a unit of Rock Creek Park!

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club: Join Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) volunteers and help maintain Rock Creek Park's trail system! Trail work takes place April - October. For schedule information and to register, contact the PATC district manager at wdctrails@yahoo.com.


The Sustaining Our Lands with Volunteer Energy (SOLVE) program enables community groups to adopt and take care of parts of the park.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Peirce Mill Visitor Center Volunteer and Peirce Mill Interpreter
Volunteer at the only surviving grist mill in Washington, D.C.! Peirce Mill, constructed in 1829, is a historic reminder of the flourishing milling industry along Rock Creek during the 19th century. Learn more, and apply for these positions at http://www.nps.gov/pimi/getinvolved/volunteer.htm


For more information about Rock Creek Park's volunteer program, contact the volunteer coordinator.

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