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The Friends of Salt Springs Park, Inc. • PO Box 541 • Montrose PA • 18801 • 570.967.7275 • info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org


Volunteer
Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year,
but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.
—Marjorie Moore, Minds Eye Information Service, Belleville, IL



The Friends of Salt Springs Park is a volunteer-based organization. Volunteers establish and maintain trails, run programs, paint buildings, plant trees and flowers, chop wood, raise money, help visitors, sit on the Board, build shelves. . . . Ever tasted some of the wonderful food served during the annual Celebration? Volunteers cooked it and served it.

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Annual Volunteer Work Days

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
                                                                                               —Winston Churchill

Every April we set aside two Saturdays for park spring cleaning—Chainsaw Day and Trail Day. In 2017, Chainsaw Day will be held on Saturday, April 15 (9 a.m.), and Trail Day will be the following Saturday, April 22 (11 a.m.).

We do the heavier work on Chainsaw Day. We're looking for people to come with their own equipment, go out to pre-selected sites, and tackle fallen trees and other larger issues. On Trail Day, we again break up into groups and head out. We do things like pick up garbage, remove winter debris, rake leaves and rocks, and clear trails.

To show our appreciation, each year we provide all volunteers on both days with hot beverages and food and a T-shirt honoring our work day sponsors.

Note! If you or your group can't make either of those days, give us a call anyway. We can use your help all year long.




A Sample of Other Volunteer Opportunities

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. And then I realized I was somebody.                                                                   —Unknown

Weekend Host: Supervise the Wheaton House on weekend afternoons, provide park and historical information, and monitor sales

Special Events: Help to organize and/or conduct one or more of our yearly events (July 3 All-American Music, Trail Race, Celebration)

Small Repairs: Become a "handyperson" and help with the many small repair and maintenance problems that arise

Woodworker: Make park signs, build shelving units and book cases, repair/maintain wood floors

Scrap-booking: Make scrapbooks out of our newspaper articles, photographs, and publicity mementos

Fund Raiser: Help to organize and/or conduct a large fund-raising project for the park

University Liaison: Help tap the student and faculty resources at local colleges and universities

Special Projects: Other - You create! Join the increasing number of volunteers participating in the park's future with your own ideas and enthusiasm!




Another Reason to Volunteer




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"I volunteer at Salt Springs because it is a tranquil place where I can get back to nature and back to myself."

                           —Ellen Fortunato
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Other Ways to Help

Donate

Become a Member

Contribute to the Friends of Salt Springs Park Fund

Buy a T-shirt or cap from our Gift Shop






2016 Volunteers of the Year


These friends, Donna Foster (top) and Betty Marshall, became Weekend Hosts in 2011 and have hosted together ever since. And, not only do they sign up for more hours a summer than we ask for, but they always help us out during the Celebration, too. Read a bit more about them here.





2015 Volunteer of the Year


Mike Merritt helped mount the Quilt Show for the Celebration and made many trail and garden signs for us.





2014 Volunteer of the Year


Greg Liggett is a builder who oversaw the construction of our new pavilion by dozens of members of his church.