Volunteer at the C&O Canal

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Canal Pride Days Dates and Locations Announced

Join the C&O Canal’s official park partner, the C&O Canal Trust, this spring for the 9th Annual C&O Canal Pride Days! The Canal Pride season will run from April to May 2016, including events all along the Towpath from D.C. to Cumberland. Over the years volunteers have tackled projects to help the park, from painting signs and picnic tables to pulling weeds and repairing trails. Canal Pride Days has projects for every age and skill level—everyone is welcomed to help. Space is limited at events, so sign up early to ensure your spot. Groups, families, individuals, and businesses are all welcome and encouraged to participate.

-Saturday April 23, 2016, 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 30, 2016, 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 7, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Revitalize the picturesque area around Hancock by cleaning and painting aqueduct railing, maintaining trails, and clearing vegetation!

-Saturday May 7, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Help to create a new picnic area around Lock 75!

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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1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740


(301) 739-4200
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