Volunteer

The mission of our volunteer program is to create the ultimate access for members of our community to this unique green space, inspiring them to cultivate an appreciation for nature and giving them the tools to share that passion with others. Our goal would be to grow the number of individuals in our region who value the preservation and protection of our natural environment.

Volunteers bring enthusiasm, skills and innovation that keep Tryon Creek a place like no other.

Over 1,700 volunteers contribute 12,600 hours to the Park every year. Whether you want to volunteer for just a few hours or every day, we have the right job for you.

Types of Volunteering

There a variety of ways to volunteer with the friends from stewardship and restoration to environmental education to office support to special projects.

Some of the key types are listed here.

  • Everyday Support
  • Educational Support
  • Assistant Counselor
  • Event Support
  • Trails, Ivy and Restoration
  • Committees
  • Special Projects
  • Opportunities for Youth
  • Court-ordered Community Service
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Day of service options for groups

Tryon Creek is an excellent place for groups, ranging from families, to businesses, to school groups, to help out and enjoy the park. Right now, we can schedule special ivy pull work-parties on the weekends and during the week. Groups of 5 or more must call to arrange a service project or attend our regular drop-in Saturday ivy pulls. We are not usually able to schedule trail maintenance or tree planting projects.

Types of groups who pull ivy at Tryon Creek:

Interested in Volunteering?  Volunteer Calendar

Contact Information

For information about our stewardship and volunteer programs, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Sarah Kreisman.

If you are interested in stewardship work in Tryon and would like to set up a time to come out separate from our scheduled work parties, contact volunteer Master Stewardship Guide Phil Hamilton at [email protected] .

Please be sure to write “Volunteering at Tryon” in the subject line of your email.