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Five people work to remove large, invasive plant species in a lush, green wood.
Volunteers remove invasive plants throughout the growing season.

NPS / Neil Miller

Building a Community of Park Stewards

Make a difference by joining our Volunteers-in-Parks Program. Come alone or bring friends, family, or coworkers. We are working together to build a community of park stewards.

The volunteer program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Depending on the volunteer position, volunteers will work with staff from the National Park Service, the Conservancy, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, or Countryside. Volunteers help at visitor centers, on trails, on the train, at farmers' markets, in offices, and at programs.

One person stands in the middle of a wooded area cleared out of invasive plants. Piles of pulled plants surround the person.
Clearing out invasives makes room for native plants and trees to thrive.

NPS / Matthew Woodyard

Upcoming Days of Service

Check back soon for information about upcoming Days of Service.

Upcoming Invasive Plant Removal Drop-ins

Help improve biodiversity in the Cuyahoga Valley. Cut invasive bushes and small trees to provide a healthier home for native plants and animals. You will use hand tools such as loppers and saws. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Youth ages 10 to 15 are welcome with parent or guardian supervision. Youth ages 16 to 17 will need a completed volunteer agreement form signed by a parent or guardian. Learn more about invasive plants.

The following are the remaining spring 2022 dates. Advanced registration required.

What You Will Need

Wear comfortable work clothes, long pants, and sturdy shoes or boots (must be closed toe). Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement, hat, sunscreen, a pack with a full water bottle, and a snack/lunch. We will provide work gloves, safety glasses, and all necessary tools and supplies. Instruction and safety guidelines will be provided on-site. All participants must follow safety guidelines. Projects are rain or shine, with the exception of thunderstorms and lightning.

Other Opportunities

We will be recruiting for other volunteer positions throughout the year. To discuss how your talents might match our needs, contact the volunteer office at volunteer@forcvnp.org.

Last updated: May 10, 2022

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