Lend us a hand! There are lots of ways you can help.
Volunteers are the strength of the D&L, doing everything from maintaining the trails to greeting visitors at the Canal Museum. Volunteers help us define our community-based mission while allowing them to showcase their talents. Our dedicated volunteers are an essential part in the D&L accomplishments and completion of projects to preserve our local history, which would otherwise not be possible.
- D&L Ambassadors: Our ambassadors are an extension of our D&L team who can lead projects, speak out in the community about our mission, answer questions, and help us enhance and protect the treasures of the D&L Trail and the Corridor region.
- Museum Docent & Gift Shop: The National Canal Museum is seeking friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to help out in a variety of positions. Volunteers can become museum docents, greeters, gift shop clerks, interpreters at the locktender’s house, and/or program assistants for children’s activities at the museum.
- Trail Tenders: Participate in keeping the over 165-mile D&L Trail clean and safe. Volunteers maintain the D&L Trail through clean-ups, brush and branch removal, and other trail activities through public events April through November.
- Trail Patrol: Participate in keeping the over 165-mile D&L Trail safe. Volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” of the trail. Volunteers patrol the trail on bicycle or by foot at least twice a month April through October in all five counties, answering visitors’ questions and reporting back about fallen trees, erosion, and trail maintenance issues.
- Field Trip Educators: The National Canal Museum is seeking friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to help out during Immersion Days and field trip as educators. These volunteers help us provide positive, personalized, and memorable experiences to museum visitors.
- Facilities & Maintenance: These volunteers will join an existing group of dedicated workers to help with upkeep of our building, grounds, and the Josiah White II canal boat.
- Office & Archives: Office volunteers provide high level assistance to staff members based on their personal skills and interests. The D&L has had volunteers work on everything from archive assistance to grant writing, photography, and more.
- Gardeners: The National Canal Museum is seeking volunteers with green thumbs to help plant and maintain gardens and planters throughout Hugh Moore Park in Easton (April-October). Hours are flexible based on the volunteers’ availability. All tools and materials are provided.
For more information and questions, please contact our Events & Volunteer Coordinator by email at [email protected].
Anyone can volunteer for the variety of opportunities listed below. To start, fill out our volunteer interest form. From here, you’ll be added to our volunteer list and be contacted by a staff member with relevant opportunities.