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Many volunteers are charged with complicated tasks that take a lot of understanding and knowledge to do properly. Especially on the Blue Ridge Parkway, where the tasks vary greatly and the opportunities are endless, training is essential to maximizing a volunteer’s potential.

FRIENDS, in coordination with the National Park Service and other partners, take your enthusiasm for our cause and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and we combine it with the necessary training to truly meet the Blue Ridge Parkway’s objectives.

For volunteers on the Parkway, FRIENDS has coordinated trainings to include:

  • Level 1 Chainsaw Certification
  • Push-mower Certification
  • Weedeater Certification
  • Trail Maintenance Training
  • Overlook Maintenance Training
  • Roadside Maintenance Training
  • Visitor Center Training
  • Cemetery Maintenance Training