To ensure the safety and protection of our volunteers as we return to work on the Parkway during the 2020 season, the following completed documents are required:

  • COVID-19 Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  • Volunteer Service Agreement (VSA) dated after November 1, 2019

Instructions for completing and submitting the required documents follow below:

New Additional Volunteer Requirement to Return to Service: COVID-19 Job Hazard Analysis Form

Instructions: Please print, read, sign, and date the JHA. Return to the FRIENDS office by scanning and emailing it to staff@friendsbrp.org or mailing it to PO Box 20986, Roanoke, VA 24018.

Volunteer Service Agreements (VSA) need to be updated annually. If your current VSA on file is dated prior to November 1, 2019, you’ll need to submit a new one.

Instructions: Please read the Volunteer Position Descriptions below. Make note of the activities you plan to do as a FRIEND volunteer this year. Then complete the VSA form. The required fields are highlighted. Enter the position description title(s) in Box 23. Print, sign, and date the VSA. Return to the FRIENDS office by scanning and emailing it to staff@friendsbrp.org or mailing it to PO Box 20986, Roanoke, VA 24018.

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Trail, Overlook, and Cemetery Volunteer

This position serves to remove vegetation, litter, and debris, as well as perform other tasks as needed, at trails, overlooks, and/or cemeteries. The greater volunteer program will be administered and supported by Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but volunteers will contact local NPS staff regarding items beyond their abilities


Resource Management Volunteer

This position serves to support Parkway staff on resource management projects. The volunteer program will be administered and supported by Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but volunteers will receive instruction and support from NPS staff.


Maintenance Repair Volunteer

This position serves to repair items such as signs, mileposts, and fences; clean and paint various surfaces and structures; as well as complete carpentry projects and other tasks to improve aesthetics or enable sustained use. The volunteer program will be administered and supported by Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but volunteers will receive task instruction and direction by NPS staff.


Interpretive Volunteer

This position serves to create a quality experience for visitors through the provision of information and assistance in various forms. The volunteer program will be administered and supported by Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but volunteers will receive instruction and support from NPS staff.


Facility Grounds Keeping & Landscaping Volunteer

This position works primarily with the removal or addition of vegetation, application of mulch and other materials, as well as other tasks as necessary for the improved aesthetic of Parkway campgrounds, picnic areas, visitor centers, and other areas. The position will be administered and supported by Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but volunteers may contact local NPS staff for support.