Volunteer Opportunities

In the construction and maintenance of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, the Township counts on the Friends and we count on the volunteers.  Since 2008, Friends volunteers have made significant progress in clearing debris and invasive plants and improving trail vegetation.

Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join us on fun, rewarding outdoor stewardship projects like planting trees and other plants, removing invasive plants, collecting and planting seeds, and picking up trash. You can learn more about these projects and volunteer by contacting the stewardship group at [email protected]. With appropriate notice, we are happy to work with large and small groups and can design projects that will work for your group.

But that’s not all volunteers can do. We also require expertise in event planning, public communications, graphics, and working with businesses and government entities to facilitate the Trail’s ongoing development.

If you are interested in any these activities you can fill out a Volunteer Interest Form and we’ll contact you with opportunities. You can also feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Need Community Service Hours in Lower Merion?

Need a way to work off your court ordered community service in the Philadelphia area or in Lower Merion Township, while giving back to the community?  We can help. There is a lot of work that you can do on the trail to get your court ordered community service done quickly. We have flexible work arrangements and weekend availability. By working on the Trail, you can make restitution, while gaining a meaningful experience. Contact Karen Kraftmann by email at [email protected].

How to Join the Friends

Simple instructions to join or contribute are under the “Membership” tab. You don’t have to join to be a volunteer, but your contribution supports our work and lets you be counted as a true Friend of a beautiful area.