Volunteer Opportunities

Days of Service
Everybody can make an impact on CVNP! Join us for our Days of Service, offered six times throughout the year. These events are great opportunities to bring out your friends and family to work with other individuals just like you to help preserve CVNP for future generations. Projects may include habitat restoration, trail maintenance and trail repair. For more information and to register, call
330-657-2299. Advanced registration is required.

Public Land
Volunteers participate in National Public Lands Day.

NPS/ Ted Toth

2017 Days of Service
Mark your calendars now for these upcoming Days of Service! Registrations and event details will be listed soon.

River Day - Saturday, May 20 Register Here
Join us as we celebrate River Day in Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On May 20, volunteers will plant native trees within the Cuyahoga River Watershed. Trees help prevent flooding, stream bank erosion, widening of streams, sediment deposited in streams, a loss of fish habitat, and decline in water quality.

Volunteers ages 7 and up are welcome. Volunteers who are 7-15 years of age must have parent or guardian supervision at the project site. Volunteers who are 16 to 17 years of age are only required to have a parent or guardian sign their volunteer agreement form. For individuals, families and small groups register here. (registration link here) For groups of 5 or more, please contact the volunteer office at 330-657-2299 or email volunteer@forcvnp.org to register.

National Trails Day - Saturday, June 3 Register Here

National Public Lands Day - Saturday, Sept. 30

Make A Difference Day - Saturday, October 28


Drop-In Opportunites

Help restore native habitat and trails in CVNP! Advance registration is recommended; and required for groups of five or more. To register, contact the volunteer office at 330-657-2299 or volunteer@forcvnp.org. Click on the project names below for details, dates, locations, and age minimums. On the day of the project, meet at the start time at the listed meeting location. On-site training is provided. Click on the project titles below; or you can view the drop-in projects and Days of Service in calendar view.

National Public


Things to Know Before You Come to a Project:
Wear comfortable work clothes, long pants, and sturdy shoes or boots (must be closed toe). Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement (Habitat Restoration Form or Trail Maintenance Form), hat, sunscreen; and a pack with a full water bottle, work gloves, and a snack/lunch. Projects are rain or shine, with exception to thunderstorms and lightning.
Wildlife watcher
Wildlife Watcher with visitors.

NPS/ Sue Simenic

Seasonal and Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering seasonally or year-round? Click on the titles to learn more and apply. If your preferred group or project is not accepting volunteer applications now, please sign up for our Volunteer Opportunities E-News to be updated on new openings.


Current Volunteer Opportunities


Countryside Conservancy

Grow your connection to local foods and your community. Countryside Farmers' Market opportunities include parking assistance, setting up and tearing down, taking photographs of market activities, doing cooking demonstrations, and playing music. Volunteer Ambassadors are also wanted to staff information booths and represent Countryside at various special events throughout the year. Read through their volunteer opportunities here. Countryside provides many different ways to get involved, and if one sounds like a good fit for you, contact marketassistant@cvcountryside.org or 330-657-2542 ext. 226.


Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Ever want to be behind the scenes of a real working railroad? Opportunities include special event assistants, conductors, mechanics, brakemen, trainmen, concessionaires, servers for beer and wine tastings and other special events, and office help. Elves are also needed to march alongside the Polar Express sleigh in parades. Enjoy a unique opportunity that combines the love and nostalgia for the railroad with the reward of helping passengers enjoy the heritage of the area. Find more information and complete their online volunteer application here.

Last updated: May 4, 2017

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Brecksville, OH 44141


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