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 educational events for local school groups throughout the year. Email OSM/VISTA Lauren Carte at lac1103crg@gmail.com to learn more.

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Sat. Sept 27: Big Coal Heritage Festival - Racine (contact: Mary Ann Browning)
Fri & Sat. Oct. 4-5: Little Coal River Festival - Waterways Loop (contact: Jeff Nelson)

Volunteer Jobs:

  • 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: during the summer we rent kayaks out of the River Center. We need lots of help maintaining equipment, helping customers
  • Education: help with water festivals and presentations
  • Water Quality: help with regular water monitoring efforts/stream assessment

The Coal River Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the protecting, preserving, and promoting the Coal River watershed.

The Coal River Group • PO Box 363 • St. Albans, WV 25177 • coalrivergroup@gmail.com • 304-722-3055