FY 2009 Volunteer Report

Volunteer at Public Lands Day 2009
Public Lands Day 2009

NPS/VAFO

Thanks a million for another great year of volunteerism in the park! Volunteer hours are up 14% over FY2008. During FY2009, across all program areas in the park, a total of 2859 VIPs donated 50,541 hours service. 7,072 more hours than in FY2008 with a dollar value of $1,023,455.25. Excellent job!

Valley Forge National Historical Park has benefitted greatly from an increase in volunteerism over the past six-years. Volunteer contributions are a vital part of making what we do everyday work in the most efficient way, resulting in quality experiences for the public and preservation of park resources. More and more corporations, universities, high schools, youth organizations, religious organizations and individual families are donating time and sharing their expertise in the park.

 
SCA Clean Up Crew Summer 2009
SCA Clean Up Crew Summer 2009

NPS/VAFO

Highlights for the year include: volunteers participated in the first year of a multi-year public archaeology program at Washington's Headquarters. The Crayfish Corps formed to assist with the natural resource management issue of invasive crayfish species threatening the Valley Creek ecosystem. 61% of the current participants in the Crayfish Corps are under 18 years old. This is one of the fastest growing volunteer programs in the park. Park also hosted an SCA Community Commuter Crew consisting of 10 Philadelphia high school students and 2 youth leaders. Students worked on natural resource management projects and had one formal environmental education day per week. Community support continues to grow for large scale annual volunteer events such as National Trails Day and National Public Lands Day.

 
Public Lands Day 2009
Public Lands Day 2009 Hut Roof Reconstruction

NPS/VAFO

We want to give a special thank you to volunteers and partners for their support and helping to make FY2009 another great year.

Thanks to:

Horse-Shoe Trail Club – Audubon Chapter
Delaware Valley Orienteering Association
Delaware Valley Appalachian Mountain Club
Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area
Montgomery County Parks & Heritage Services Department
Delaware Valley River Keepers
Ernest Eadeh Enterprise

University of Pennsylvania
National Park Conservation Association, members
Friends of Valley Forge Park, members
Eastern Mountain Sports, Exton store
REI, Conshohocken store

WholeFoods Market - Devon
Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors

Verizon Telephone Pioneers
Southeastern Payroll Association
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
John Hopkins University Alumni
St. Matthews United Methodist Church
PA Department of Environmental Protection
DOI Federal Credit Union
Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council, Chester County Council
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Saint Gabriel Hall
Lockheed –Martin, Network of Volunteer Association
Starbucks- King of Prussia Mall

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - PA State Parks Region 4

Montgomery County Conservation District

Philadelphia Water Department

The Academy of Natural Science

Audubon Society – Valley Forge

King of Prussia Rotary Club

Valley Forge Signal Seekers

Villanova University Ray of Sunshine Club

Phi Sigma Pi. University of Delaware

GVF Transportation

DELVACCA - Johnson Matthey Inc.

Art of Living Foundation

Phoenixville Hospital

Philadelphia Outward Bound Center

YMCA - Audubon

Elmwood Park Zoo

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

ORACLE Insurance Global Business Unit

Norristown Police Department

Sierra Club

Glaxo Smith Kline

LexisNexis

Boyertown High School

Youth of the Southeastern Pa Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Center for Art and Technology

Downingtown High School

Wyeth

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Sierra Club National Outing Volunteer Vacation

Student Conservation Association Public Lands Corp Conservation High School Crew

Student Conservation Association High School Conservation Crew of Greater Philadelphia

Liberty Bell Wanderers

Fast Tracks Running Club

New Jersey National Guard Challenge Youth Program

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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