Volunteer Workdays & Events

Monthly Volunteer Gatherings – 1 pm to 4pm 
May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29 and October 27

The Arc of Appalachia is pleased to offer monthly educational Get Togethers for volunteers to build relationships between volunteers and increase the volunteers’ knowledge of the Arc properties and the natural world it protects.  ALL ARC VOLUNTEERS are invited to attend. The format for each gathering is a potluck lunch starting at 1pm, followed by an educational program and guided hike. More Information…


Volunteer Day: Cedar Run Invasive Removal Day

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Cedar Run trail at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary provides beautiful views of rock walls and fern covered boulders along the spring fed Cedar Run. Our land managers have been working to redirect this trail to make it more accessible to visitors. During our invasive workday we will be working to remove any invasive plants along the new trail route. More Information… 

Volunteer Day: Chalet Nivale Invasive Removal Day

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Chalet Nivale Preserve near Peebles is known for its outstanding geological scenery and botanical treasures, sheltering one of the largest colonies of Snow Trillium in Ohio. We will be working on removing Barberry, Bush Honeysuckle, and Multiflora rose. The preserve’s wildflowers depend on volunteers to ensure the displays will continue to uplift future generations of visitors. More Information…

Gladys Riley event PicVolunteer Day: Trail Day at Gladys Riley with Friends of Scioto Brush Creek

Trail Day: Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Friends of Scioto Brush Creek have generously volunteered to adopt the trail at Gladys Riley Preserve and perform roadside cleanups three times a year and maintain the hiking trails. Their help and support enable this preserve to remain open and free to the public. During our trail day we will do some trail trimming and trail improvements by removing rocks from the path. During roadside clean ups teams will set out to clean up a designated section of roadside in Otway and if enough volunteers are present a crew is sent to the Gladys Riley Preserve to clean up the surrounding area. More Information…

Volunteer Opportunities

  Invasive Removal

We are in IMMENSE need of volunteers who enjoy healing the land and working outdoors to remove invasive plants from our vulnerable ecosystems.


 Museum Hosting

The Arc operates Museums and Visitor Centers for the public at both the Highlands Nature Sanctuary and Fort Hill. Museum Hosts greet visitors, help orient them to hiking trails in the entire Arc System, and interpret the outstanding natural history of their sites. No experience is necessary, training can be done on site.

Museum hosts work weekends during the April through October Museum season, covering shifts that range from 5 – 7 hours a day – usually working an average of one or two days a month. Lodging is available.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, write to info@arcofappalachia.org or call 937-365-1935.