Volunteer with the Friends
Join like-minded people, and make a vital contribution to Valley Forge National Historical Park.
There a many ways to get involved and “give back” to the Park. From birders and recreational users, to environmentalists, history buffs, and Muster Roll researchers, let’s talk and find a meaningful role for your interest, time, and talents.
Your participation is needed and encouraged. To volunteer and for more information, please complete and email the Volunteer Inquiry Form or call 610-783-1777.
Ways to Volunteer and Give Back
Volunteer with Valley Forge National Historical Park
Do something Revolutionary — volunteer at Valley Forge
Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) work side-by-side with National Park Service employees and partners in all program areas at Valley Forge NHP.
Anyone can be a VIP. Individuals, couples, families, students, and organized groups can volunteer. Those under 18 years of age may volunteer with the official, signed permission of a parent or guardian.
VIPs play an ever-increasing role at Valley Forge doing a variety of jobs from:
Learn how you can get involved!
Check out the park’s current volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers assist park staff, partners, and other outdoor enthusiasts with trail maintenance at Betzwood Picnic Area. The day also includes educational hikes, environmental and conservation clinics, health & fitness fair, and a display of the latest outdoor equipment and gear.
For more information on volunteering as an individual, group or organization, use the 'email us' link found at the bottom of this page.
Volunteer Arrival: 7:30 – 7:45 am. Please bring work gloves
Volunteers are needed to assist at this day of family fun, food and history designed to celebrate our nation’s independence at the Park. Help is needed with grilling burgers and dogs, handing out drinks, etc. Two hour shifts are available starting at 10 am. It’s a really fun day so bring the family to volunteer plus enjoy the day’s activities. If you can assist, please call 610-783-1777 or email us.
Suitable for: Adults, Kids, Teens, Seniors, Groups, Family
Volunteers meet the 2nd Saturday of the month to help clean up and maintain trails in Valley Forge NHP. No trails maintenance skill necessary and training will be provided. Valley Forge NHP will provide tools. The work requires occasional effort in lifting heavy materials.
Bring water, snacks, protective eye wear and work gloves. Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty such as long-sleeve shirts, long pants and hiking boots.
You must be 13 and older to participate. For youth under the age of 18, parental approval is required and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate.
Meet at 9am in the small parking lot off Yellow Springs Road (near the white Covered Bridge on Route 252). Work ends by noon. Come join the fun!
Trails work projects include: