Cultivating a Culture of Stewardship

The Friends attribute much of our success in protecting and enhancing native habitat and compatible recreation to our amazing volunteers. Each year, hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours and create a lasting impact. Whether you volunteer once a year or twice a week, we invite you to join the community that is stewarding the greater Mt. Pisgah area! Click here to email the Volunteer Coordinator and to become an active participant in protecting and enhancing this unique natural area for everyone to enjoy. Volunteers can earn an annual parking pass while learning about and contributing to park conservation.

Who? Individuals of all ages and varying degrees of expertise and experience, as well as employee and other groups care for this priceless resource. Students or those seeking professional experience can click here for information about internships.

What do Volunteers do?

  • Build and maintain trails
  • Grow native plants in our nursery
  • Clear invasive weeds
  • Plant native trees, shrubs and wildflowers
  • Lead interpretive hikes
  • Serve on boards and committees


When? We have standing opportunities every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 1st/3rd Saturdays. In addition, we have many other weekend and weekday work parties and can schedule special volunteer events for groups. Click here for more details about volunteer activities and times.  Click here to see the Calendar of Volunteer Events.

Spotlight on Volunteers

We love our volunteers! Learn what individual volunteers are doing and why they love their time with the Friends.  Read more here.

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