Volunteers are a great asset to any organization or institution!
Sometimes potential volunteers feel intimidated by all that has to be done at a Virginia State Park. No one person or group is able to do everything. But, all are welcome to meet with our staff and apply their skills and willingness to work to the right projects.
At Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association's work on our mountain bike trails is very well known.
Tidewater ATC's rain water diverter
Recently, we have others who have given their time and talents to the park. The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club came and diverted a portion of the river access trail around a large root ball. They also made structural improvements to this and the Mattaponi Trail to prevent erosion damage.
Members of the Historic Rivers Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist have put in plenty of time and effort in beautifying our native plant garden at the Park Visitor Center. They have also participated in our hikes on the Taskinas Creek Trail to help our interpreters answer questions from our guests.
Helping hands of good friends
Whatever skill or talent you have, take the time and share your efforts at a Virginia State Park. Call the park office and someone will be more than happy to direct you or your group to where you can make a positive impact.
Volunteering is a great way to give back and make the outdoors more enjoyable for everyone. A helping hand is always appreciated!
Directions to York River State Park: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park.