Join our team of veteran hikers who are sharing their skills and knowledge about the Eno while out on the trail. Enthusiasm required; special knowledge about local flora, fauna, history, geology, or related topics a plus. Hike leaders are needed to lead one or two Sunday afternoon hikes from New Year’s Day through May. Volunteers must attend a brief training which covers what to say at the beginning of each hike, how to manage a group on the trail, and basic safety.
Festival for the Eno Volunteer
For many, volunteering at Festival for the Eno has become an Independence Day tradition. We need volunteers both in the office and on site before, during, and after the event. Activities range from taking tickets, pouring drinks, and recycling to running errands, answering the phone, and doing data entry.
The Eno River Association holds an average of 20 workdays a year (we avoid the hottest summer months). We need volunteers to help build trails, remove invasive species, plant trees, and clean up newly acquired properties. Participants need to be at least 16 and in good health.
If you have a favorite trail in Eno River State Park or West Point on the Eno City Park, why not become a trail steward? These volunteers make a once-a-month commitment to hike their designated trail, conduct basic maintenance (like clear water bars and pick up trash), and report serious issues to staff. A brief training is required.
In spring 2020, we hope to launch a Site Stewards program if we have enough people interested. After a brief training, these volunteers would be assigned an Eno River Association property to visit at least once a quarter to monitor for certain stewardship issues like invasive plant introduction and growth.
Environmental Education Team Member
If you enjoy working with kids, join the environmental education team. We work with the Durham and Orange county school systems to get kids to the river year-round, manage a summer science and nature camp in Eno River State Park, and always need extra hands in our environmental education area at Festival for the Eno.
Calling all extroverts! If you like a festive atmosphere and love meeting new people, consider helping with one of our events or representing the Eno River Association at one of our local street fairs. Volunteers are frequently needed to fill 2-3 hour shifts at events like Earth Day, Hog Day or Centerfest. Responsibilities include answering basic questions and distributing information about the Association.
Lend your creativity to the Eno River Association’s annual calendar! You can help determine next year’s theme, solicit photographs and writings, and work with the designer and printer to achieve a final product that is sold at Whole Foods, The Regulator Bookshop, and other outlets.
Help out with mailings, filing, and data entry. We always need help around the office!
What skills do you have? Give us a call at 919-620-9099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we can find a way to utilize your skills.