Volunteer Opportunities

We Have a New Volunteer System!

Schuylkill River Greenways is excited to announce we have a new volunteer system through Galaxy Digital. Volunteers will now be able to register by selecting their interests so they’re matched with volunteer opportunities. All current volunteers were emailed instructions about the new system. Use the button below to sign up to volunteer or access your portal if you’re already a volunteer.

Volunteer Sign Up/Login

This is a recording of the virtual Zoom training that took place on April 6, 2021. The orientation included training on how to activate the Galaxy Digital volunteer account, respond to volunteer opportunities and track individual hours. If viewing the video from a computer, you will see time stamps so you go directly to the section you need.

Schuylkill River Greenways relies on help from volunteers like you! We’re always looking for individuals to help with trail maintenance, special events, environmental education, water quality monitoring and more. For further questions, please call Schuylkill River Greenways at 484-945-0200 or email info@schuylkillriver.org. 

Trail Volunteer Brochure (pdf)

 

Sign Up for Upcoming Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities 

To sign up for the volunteer opportunities, click the links below then select “respond.” You will need to sign into your Galaxy Digital volunteer portal or create an account. 

EARTH DAY CLEANUP AT POTTSTOWN RIVERFRONT PARK ON APRIL 16TH

SRG, in partnership with Sly Fox Brewery, celebrate Earth Day and SRT Ale with a series of recreational events and trail cleanups along the Schuylkill River Trail. Join us for a trail cleanup day at Pottstown Riverfront Park on Friday, April 16, 2021. This clean up will be completely outside and will require attendees to wear masks and practice social distancing. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

OPENING TRAILS DAY CLEANUP AT FORK & ALE ON APRIL 25TH

Celebrate Opening Trails Day with a Schuylkill River Trail cleanup at Fork & Ale. Fork & Ale is a Schuylkill River Trail adopt-a-trail member and the cleanup will be on this specific section of the trail in Union Township, Berks County. Cleanup efforts will include pruning overgrowth, picking up litter, and raking, as well as connecting with nature and others. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

For more volunteer opportunities, click here to view the SRG Volunteer Calendar 

Trail Maintenance

Schuylkill River Greenways operates and maintains more than 30 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. Maintenance and upkeep along these sections of the trail are done solely by volunteers.

Both the Bartram Section of the Schuylkill River Trail (in Schuylkill and Upper Berks Counties) and the Thun Section (from Pottstown to Reading in Berks County) have volunteer coordinators who oversee regular maintenance along those parts of the trail. The coordinators organize work days periodically for trail upkeep, such as pruning branches, cutting back overgrowth and removing litter. Work days are scheduled as needed throughout the year, but more often during the warmer months.

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Trail Ambassadors

Trail users over the age of 18 who regularly frequent the trail and wish to volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours a month from April through October are eligible to become Schuylkill River Trail Ambassadors. The goal of the Ambassador Program is to provide a presence on the trail in a non-enforcement capacity. Ambassadors provide information and assistance to other trail users. All ambassadors receive training and are issued red identifying shirts and a backpack with maps and first aid supplies.

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Special Event Volunteers

Schuylkill River Greenways is always looking for volunteer groups or individuals to help during our many special events held throughout the year. Some of the events offered include the SRT Spree, Ride for the River, and Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show. Volunteers are needed to do a variety of tasks depending on the event including being a member of the planning committee.

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Civic Group Volunteers

We welcome school groups, scout troops, community service organizations, church groups and others who wish to participate in a one-time project such as litter cleanup, bush cutting, ditch clearing and, occasionally, trail resurfacing. Typically such projects take about three hours. In addition, skilled workers such as masons, carpenters or back hoe operators who are seeking volunteer opportunities can also assist with special projects like building steps, improving trail heads and addressing drainage issues.

Contact Trails Director Julia Farrell Hurle at jhurle@schuylkillriver.org to learn more about our Civic Group Volunteers Program.

Adopt-A-Trail Program

This program is intended for groups who are willing to commit to trail projects, such as litter cleanups and pruning, three times a year for two years along a specified segment of trail. A sign recognizing the group as an Adopt-a-Trail participant will be erected near the assigned segment.

Contact Trails Director Julia Farrell Hurle at jhurle@schuylkillriver.org to learn more about our Adopt-A-Trail Program.

Thank you to our Adopt-A-Trail Partners

Sponsor-A-Trail Program

This program is targeted to businesses and organizations who wish to make a two- to three-year financial commitment to support costs associated with trail management and maintenance for a specified segment of the trail. Signs acknowledging participants are posted along the sponsored segment.

Contact Trails Director Julia Farrell Hurle at jhurle@schuylkillriver.org to learn more about our Sponsor-A-Trail Program.

Thank you to our Sponsor-A-Trail Partners