Volunteer

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Looking to volunteer your time? We’ve got something for everyone out in the parks and trails of Riverfront North. This year, in addition to our big holiday and partner volunteer days, we’ll be hosting “drop-in” volunteer days on the the 3rd Saturday of the month at Lardner’s Point Park. We’ll also have cleanups along the trail at Lewis street and at other various spots along the greenway. Click on the event below to register for reminders. Check out our calendar for more details on each event. 

Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, volunteers MUST PRE-REGISTER for events. We will cap the volunteer number at whatever the current legal limit allows. Thanks for your understanding. You can pre-register by clicking on the date below or filling out the form below.

Saturday, Oct 24th 9am – COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING DAY – Pennypack on the Delware (7801 State Rd)

Sunday, Oct 25th- 10am – LEWIS STREET CLEANUP Lewis Street at Delaware Ave

Saturday, Nov 7th 9am – TREE PLANTING DAY – Pennypack on the Delware (7801 State Rd)

Saturday, Nov 14th 1pm – LOVE YOUR PARK CLEANUP –  Bridesburg Riverfront Park (Orthodox St. At Delaware Ave).

 

*All supplies for volunteers will be provided. All ages welcome. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by a guardian over 18. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by a guardian.

 

 

 

All Volunteers are required to sign a waiver to participate:

SIGN OUR DIGITAL WAIVER NOW!


 

Volunteer Info During COVID-19

We know you want to make a difference during the pandemic. Here’s are some ways you can help:

 

CLEAN UP- SOLO

Post a picture of your solo volunteer efforts (tagging @riverfrontnorth and #riverfrontnorthtrailblazer) and you can be become a volunteer Trailblazer! Riverfront North Trailblazers receive swag, exclusive offers for programs, specials from local businesses and more. Help keep the greenway clean today! *Enter by June 30th!

 

BE EYES ON THE TRAILS

We are so thankful to some of our regular volunteers and community members who have reached out to us upon seeing illegal dumping or safety issues along Riverfront North. Contact us at info@riverfrontnorth.org or on social media @riverfrontnorth. We will follow up with the city on any issues we are alerted about. You can also always use the city’s 311 system to report anything you see.

 

VOLUNTEER MATCH

Check out Philadelphia area partner organizations that need volunteers right now to help tackle the crisis.

 

BECOME A TRAILBLAZER

Funds raised by new Trailblazer sign ups will support cleanups and free community programming as soon as we are able to schedule them. Sign up here.

 

 

 

REMINDERS FOR VOLUNTEER DAYS

 

What To Bring With You

-Bring your printed/signed waiver! (If you forget it, we’ll have some on site, but it really speeds up the process if you can have this information in hand with you the day of the workday)

-Your own reusable water bottle

-Sun protection (we’ll have some screen, but everyone’s SPF is different!)

-Something to snack on. We’ll always have a little something, but if you get hungry it’s nice to have a stash with you!

What To Wear

-Long Pants

-Sturdy boots or close-toed shoes

-Sun protection/sunscreen/bug spray

-Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty

Weather Plan

-We’ll usually work through light rain, but if you are uncertain, call your day-of contact (as indicated in your confirmation email) for confirmation if the workday is still on or cancelled.

Minors

-Anyone under 18 needs to have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.

-Anyone under 14 needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian to participate.

 

 

Become a Volunteer Trailblazer:

Let your volunteer hours work for you! Did you know you can join the Trailblazer program just by donating your time? Get all of the perks by volunteering three times a year!

More about the perks of becoming a trailblazer.

 

Make A Difference

 

Riverfront North relies on large base of support from volunteers to help maintain the parks and trails and to help facilitate greenway events. We are always looking for volunteers throughout the year. Signing up for our monthly volunteer alerts will keep you updated about what opportunities we have coming up.

 

Keep me updated about volunteer opportunities:

You’ll be placed on an email list alerting you about upcoming volunteer days.