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. Once you play the video, you will see that it’s divided into time stamps so you go directly to the section you need. To view the subjects of the time stamp, hover your cursor over the bar at the bottom of the screen.
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 email@example.com.Trail Volunteer Brochure (pdf)
Sign Up for Upcoming 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.
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
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
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our Civic Group Volunteers 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 email@example.com to learn more about our Adopt-A-Trail Program.
Thank you to our Adopt-A-Trail Partners
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our Sponsor-A-Trail Program.
Thank you to our Sponsor-A-Trail Partners
- Barwis Construction Co.
- Zephz Athletic Footwear
- Continental Tide
- Brentwood Industries
- My Dad’s Flooring
- First Presbyterian Church Pottstown