Volunteering Opportunities

The Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation has many opportunities for volunteers. Activities are taking place throughout the Appalachian Mountain region of Virginia and volunteers are needed to help advance the work of restoring American chestnuts to our land and forests.

 Many different kinds of help are needed.  Some examples are:

  1. The American chestnut breeding program–such as orchard maintenance, planting, pollinating and hiking in the woods to identify surviving wild American chestnut trees.
  2. The educational program–including the newsletter, blog, and presentations at fairs and festivals and to civic and garden groups.
  3. Administrative activities–such as helping staff the office in Marshall, planning events, keeping records and marketing merchandise.

Some immediate needs exist, and volunteers are being actively sought to fill them.  Here is your opportunity to be involved in the important work of restoring American chestnuts to Appalachian forests. Visit the Volunteer Now! page to see and volunteer to meet these current needs.

You can also volunteer by filling out and submitting the on-line volunteer interest form. You will be contacted about ways you can help bring American chestnuts back to the Virginia landscape.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please call the Virginia TACF office at (540) 364-1922 or email us at vachestnut@verizon.net.