Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the Pennypack Trust! They are part of all facets of our organization from stewardship to office work. There is always a need for new volunteers to help us carry out our mission, and there are many ways to get involved. Find your best fit below. Thank you for your interest and impact!

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Free A Tree Corps

Get ready to work by joining Pennypack’s’ effort to rescue our vine-infested trees. Invasive plants can be detrimental to our native trees and it’s important to intervene. Free A Tree Corps’ workdays take place when scheduled by staff. You must preregister through our event registration page so that our coordinators can prepare for the group and its size. Bring leather work gloves and pruning shears (or borrow ours) and dress for outdoor work. We recommend sturdy footwear, gloves, long pants, and a water bottle.

Streamkeepers

Help monitor water quality in your watershed by becoming a streamkeeper. As a streamkeeper, you will develop a deeper connection with the ecosystem around you as you adopt a site in the watershed and monitor its health throughout the seasons. Get to know a part of the Pennypack Creek and make a difference in the restoration projects in your watershed. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary – we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Reforesters

Join our Reforesters team and care for your own special plot of forest. This citizen scientist program was created out of a need to defend against invasive plants and improve sapling survival rates. As a Reforester, you’ll get to explore nature in a unique and hands-on way. You’ll acquire plant ID skills and learn about conservation methodologies, all while making a huge difference in the health of our forests.

Special Event Volunteers

The Trust holds various events that require volunteer support. You could be doing anything from trail marshaling at our 5K trail run to coordinating food orders at our Fall Hayride. If you apply through the Volunteer Form, you will be out on a list and we will notify you as special event opportunities come up.

Barnsitters

Our Barnsitters are an essential group of individuals that assist staff with visitor center and office needs. Barnsitters keep everything running smoothly by helping with bulk mailings, greeting visitors, and cashiering our modest gift shop. If you apply through the Volunteer Form, you will be out on a list and we will notify you as needs for Barnsitters arise.

For court-appointed community service inquiries, please use this form.