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Delaware & Lehigh - 9 Reasons You Should Volunteer With the D&L

9 Reasons why being a D&L volunteer is awesome…

               …it’s really ok to ask “what’s in it for me?” when asked to donate your time!
Sonya and Esther

  1. You are working to make your community a better place to Live/Work/Play.
  2. Try out a new interest, something you think you might like but maybe aren’t sure about yet.
  3. It’s good for you! Volunteering is healthy for both your body and mind.
  4. Gain professional experience that can help build your resume.
  5. Learn a new skill in a safe, friendly environment.
  6. Become an explorer, discover new places in your neighborhood or area.
  7. Change of scenery, use a skill that you don’t use in your everyday life.
  8. Give back to honor an organization that had an impact on your life, you may not even be aware of it!
  9. Meet new people! In real life! Face to face, not Facebook to Facebook!

If you want to give back, we suggest volunteering with the D&L. Our non-profit connects you to nature, culture, community, recreation and industrial heritage via the D&L Trail and the National Canal Museum.  Stop by one of our Volunteer Kick Off events in March, where you can meet the D&L Staff and explore our variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages.GivingTuesday1

Volunteer Kick Off:

March 5th :  Jim Thorpe Train Station | 10 am – 1 pm

March 12th: Hugh Moore Park in Easton | 10 am – 1 pm

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Trail Maintenance/Field Work: Trail Tenders, Trail Patrol, Canal structure maintenance, planting & gardening

National Canal Museum/Education: Docents, Field Trip educators, D&L Archives assistance

Administrative Support: Writing/editing, membership & mailing, cartography, grant writing

Social Media: Photography, experience sharing, original artwork, D&L Blog

Public Outreach: Event promotion, development, flyer & brochure making, marketing

Events: Get Your Tail on the Trail, Dinner Auction, Luncheons, National Trails Day

D&L Heritage Half Marathon: Runner’s packets, set up and clean up, water/food distribution, safety/parking

D&L Heritage Half Marathon Volunteers

Post by: D&L Trail & Outreach Coordinator, Lauren Golden, (610) 923 – 3548 x227 or [email protected].

Contact Lauren for more information on volunteering with the D&L or on the D&L Kick Off Days Events on March 5 at the Jim Thorpe Train Station from 10 am – 1 pm and on March 12 at the National Canal Museum from 10 am to 1 pm. Come out to either of these events to learn more about the D&L, pick up a trail map, and find out how you can give back as a volunteer.