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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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Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Thursday Morning Firewood StockingPocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA
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.
- WoodsplittingPocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA
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.
See you there!
- Woodshop Clean-up & OranizationPocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA
Call to Action!
The Pocahontas Office of Volunteerism is looking for some volunteers that are great at organizing. Our woodworking shop needs some organizing love. This effort is needed for upcoming woodworking projects over the next few months.
Youth 12 and older, that are signed up as a Pocahontas Volunteer can sign up for this event.
The wood shop is located in the maintenance area.
Bring a drink & snack
Dress for the weather
If you have safety glasses please bring them.
- YCC Shop Clean up & Tool Sharpening EventPocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA
Call to Action
The Pocahontas Office of Volunteerism is looking for volunteers that are interested to help organize our YCC shop and volunteers that have knowledge of sharping hand tools.
This effort is to help set up the shop and have tools ready for the upcoming trail projects
Youth ages 12 and up who are already signed up as a Pocahontas Park volunteer can volunteer to organize the YCC shop
Adults only for tool sharpening.
The location of the YCC shop is in the maintenance area.
Bring drink & snacks
Dress fr the weather since the building is not heated.
If you have safety glasses please bring them