Volunteering

“ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE,

 

TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH

 

–HELEN KELLER

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The Magic of Helping Communities

 

If you've hiked extensively along the Appalachian Trail, you are probably familiar with "trail magic" and the wonder of human connection and support. If you've been a "trail angel," you know the marvelous spirit of community giving. See the links below for ideas on how you can discover yourself in local communities.

Immersive ways to Build Community Through Volunteering

Mountain Ways Community Page

Have fun with your neighbors! View current events in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Blue Ridge Discovery Center

Inspiring curiosity and discovery of our youth through outdoor engagement

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Help with projects along the Blue Ridge Parkway

 

The Crooked Road's Traditional Music Education Program

A vast network of musicians teaching in Southwest Virginia

Friends of the Blue Ridge

Help with projects in communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway

 

Handmade Music School, Floyd, VA

Teaching youth in traditional ways while preserving cultural history

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC

Sharing your special talents and skills with others

Jones House, Boone, NC

Teaching youth in traditional ways while preserving cultural history

Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)

Teaching youth in traditional ways while preserving cultural history

Matthews Living History Farm Museum

Sharing your special talents and skills with others

 

Mountain Music School, Big Stone Gap, VA

Teaching youth in traditional ways while preserving cultural history

New River Land Trust

Discover yourself and communities through youth and adult education

Virginia Master Gardeners

Help build beautiful communities

Virginia Master Naturalists

Share your knowledge of nature and create new awareness

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Current Volunteer Opportunities in the Blue Ridge

Be a part of the Blue Ridge art scene. Artists, musicians, performers and other creative types are needed to help with various aspects of exhibit and performance events throughout Southwest Virginia. Also needed are people who love supporting the arts and would enjoy volunteering behind the scenes.

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Gardeners and stewards are needed to help plant and maintain (watering, weeding) pollinator projects in Carroll County, VA. No experience is necessary.  

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Discover yourself by sharing your magic!

Contact us for more ways to volunteer in local communities