One of the biggest ways that volunteers help Autism Sanctuary is through outdoor work like trail maintenance. This type of volunteer work typically involves trimming any stray branches or vines, removing growth that is too close to the trail path, and raking the trail to ensure that it remains smooth. We recommend that volunteers bring…

Garden Guides are a group of volunteers who offer tours of the Garden site and provide information about our future plans for the Garden to the public. To be a Garden Guide, we ask that you be reliable, outgoing, and friendly, and have your own transportation. The process of becoming a Garden Guide requires three one-hour training sessions held on three consecutive weeks. During Garden Guide training, volunteers will be…

Paddle along with RCA’s River Stewards to help with cleanup and outreach efforts or adopt a section of the river. Visually inspect the river, remove trash, record wildlife sightings, and share information with river users.

Collect, sort, and identify benthic macroinvertebrates (bottom-dwelling bugs). Identify some bugs in the lab. Ongoing in Spring and fall. Monitoring one site usually takes 2-4 hours. Lab work is flexible.

Assist with watershed education programs. Educate school children and community about water quality and the Rivanna.

Collect and test water samples for E. Coli and turbidity.

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We need all the help we can get with bike repairs! We welcome all skill levels, as we have a variety of projects. Due to our COVID-19 shop protocols, we can’t host volunteers inside the shop, but we have tents, tools, and stands set up in the parking lot. Masks are required! We provide hand…

We hold events where volunteers come and use hydraulic wood splitters, chainsaws, etc. and split wood that is donated.

After the logs are split, deliveries to people in the community is required.