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Interested in volunteering?
Volunteers are responsible for everything the Coal River Group does. As an all volunteer-run organization, we always have things to do.
Want to help out? If you'd like to participate in a clean up, help out at a special event, or attend a volunteer work day, check out the list of scheduled opportunities below.
*Starting April 20th, every 3rd Saturday of each month there will be a Volunteer Work Day at the CRG River Center in Tornado. These events start at 9am and involve projects like landscaping, park maintenance, cabin cleanups, and other tasks.
Are you good with kids? We have lots of education events for local school groups throughout the year. Contact Sara to help out!
We're also looking for volunteers interested in helping with our website and newsletters, so let us know if you'd like to help out!
-Sat. April 20: Volunteer Day at the River Center - Tornado - 9am
Sat. April 27: Lick Creek Cleanup - Ashford (contact: Teresa Perdue) - 9:30 at Ashford Rumble Elementary
+ pizza at the school after the cleanup
-Sat. May 4: White Oak Cleanup - Ashford (contact: Teresa Perdue) - 9:30 at the mouth of White Oak
+ pizza at Dartmont Park after the cleanup
-Sat. May 11: Little Coal Tire Cleanup - Waterways Loop (contact: Jeff Nelson) - 9am
-Sat. May 18: Volunteer Day at the River Center - Tornado - 9am
-Sat. May 22: Water Festival for Central Elem & Andrews Heights Elem - Tornado (contact: Sara Cottingham) - 9am
-Sat. June 15: Volunteer Day at the River Center - Tornado - 9am
-Fri. June 21: Tour de Coal Pre-Registration Party - Tornado (contact: Chuck Hirst)
+ Kids Kayaking Day lessons - Tornado (contact: Sara Cottingham)
-Sat. June 22: Tour de Coal - Tornado/St. Albans (contact: Chuck Hirst)
-Sun. June 23: TDC Antique Boat & Car Show (contact: Chuck Hirst)
-Sat. July 20: Volunteer Day at the River Center - Tornado - 9am
-Sat. July 27: Kevin's Lazy River Adventure - Racine/Ashford (contact: Teresa Perdue)
-Sat. Aug. 17: Volunteer Day at the River Center - Tornado - 9am
-Sat. Sept. 21: Volunteer Day at the River Center - Tornado - 9am
-Sat. Sept 28: Big Coal Heritage Festival - Racine (contact: Mary Ann Browning)
-Fri & Sat. Oct. 4-5: Little Coal River Festival - Waterways Loop (contact: Jeff Nelson)
-Cabin/Grounds Maintenance: mowing, landscaping projects, trail maintenance, and cleaning
-Office: help with CRG newsletters, websites, social media, and grants
-Water Trail: we need a trail crew of volunteers to paddle the water trail on a regular basis and check our signage and river conditions
-Boat Rentals: starting this year, we will be renting kayaks and canoes out of the River Center. We will need lots of help maintaining equipment, helping customers
-Education: help with water festivals and presentations
-Stream Monitoring: join our Stream Team, led by CRG volunteer Erin Snyder, and conduct fieldwork and stream sampling with Marshall University students and professors