Teen Volunteer Week at Pocahontas State Park – July 6th-10th

Week of volunteer projects geared towards teens provides over 20 community service hours

bigstock_volunteer_group_raising_hands__19543958Local teens from Chesterfield, Virginia and the surrounding area may sign up to be a volunteer at Pocahontas State Park during Teen Volunteer Week, July 6-10, 2015.

Young people looking to get started or to continue in volunteering, desiring experience working outdoors in a Virginia State Park, and looking to fulfill community service hour requirements for high school and college applications may want to apply for this program. The projects will take place at Pocahontas State Park, every day from 9a.m. to 2p.m. from July 6-10, 2015. Projects may include: trail maintenance, clearing overgrown areas in the park, and painting.  Participants should be between the ages of 13 and 18 to participate, and must have parental consent.

To sign up for Teen Volunteer Week, go to: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/volunteers.shtml and click on ‘volunteer member login’ to create an account, then choose Teen Volunteer Week as the opportunity.  Contact the volunteer coordinator with questions: andrea.hasenfus@dcr.virginia.gov, or (804)796-4472.

Pocahontas State Park is located in Chesterfield County and is a highly visited and enjoyed park.  Volunteers are greatly appreciated to help maintain cleanliness.

The award‐winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK (7275) or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.