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Come volunteer with the Friends of Pocahontas, 501c3!

We have lots of opportunities for citizens at Virginia's largest state park. Are you retired and looking for a way to say physically and mentally strong? Are you new to Chesterfield County and looking for a way to meet people and grow your volunteer ability? Do you want to be a leader and would like to get experience on a board of a non-profit?

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Beer tent at Crime Solvers 5K run

Needs a location

Volunteers 21 years old and older needed to serve cans of beer during the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solver 5K fun run. Responsibilities includes checking IDs, serving beer, and representing Friends of Pocahontas State Park.

Thursday Morning Firewood Stocking

Needs a location

Every Thursday we stock the campground with fresh firewood. If we have extra time we may split some too! Keeping the parks campers supplied with lots of split firewood not only protects the park from invasive pests but also generates thousands of dollars which can be reinvested in the park. No experience required!! Plus all of the hours accumulate toward free park passes and other rewards. It's a fun job with great people and great socializing.

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Landscape Gardening in the Park

Needs a location

Meeting Place: CCC Field

Tasks are: cutting back, installing new plants, transplanting and weeding to help keep the park looking good and healthy. No experience required. Bring your favorite garden tools, kneeling pad and gloves. You may also want to bring water and a light snack.

As you accumulate volunteer hours it will allow you to earn a state-wide park pass and other rewards.

Come and help us knowing your efforts will enhance Pocahontas State Park today and for generations to come.

Woodsplitting

Needs a location

Keeping park campers supplied with lots of split firewood not only protects the park from invasive pests but also generates thousands of dollars which can be reinvested in the park. No experience required!! Plus all of the hours accumulate toward free park passes and other rewards.

We use hydraulic splitters so no axe work is involved. While splitter operation is reserved for older volunteers, stacking split wood is an ideal family / student activity involving anyone aged 10 and up. It is also a great way to accumulate service hours for middle and high-schoolers because a single session can garner 4 or more service hours.

We have three wood splitters so no tools are required. Also, please remember to wear good shoes / boots, long pants and gloves if you have them (we'll have some too). And remember that you don't pay access or parking fees when you're volunteering. Just let the folks at the gate know that you're here to split wood and head on down to the woodshed.

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Landscape Gardening in the Park

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