Volunteer Opportunities

Days of Service
Everybody can make an impact on CVNP! Join us for our Days of Service, offered five 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!

National Public Lands Day - Saturday, Sept. 30
Join your fellow volunteers in celebrating National Public Lands Day on September 30th by serving in your park! Without access to public lands, we would not be able to enjoy the 100+ miles of trails, view wildlife, and more in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Serving in CVNP is the perfect way to show your appreciation and give back to your park. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to help preserve CVNP for future generations. Kids are welcome! Register Now for National Public Lands Day

Make A Difference Day - Saturday, October 28
Registrations and event details will be listed soon.


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: August 3, 2017

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