Help Wanted
CAGA needs you! Current volunteer needs are below. If you’re interested in volunteering, we ask that you agree to our waiver.

Weekday Workdays at Five Senses Gardens
Volunteers are needed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 to 1 to do a variety of tasks. To confirm that work is scheduled for the day you were planning to go, text Cindy (717-571-2535) or Julie (610-291-3454).

Native Plant Gardeners
Like to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? Being a native plant gardener is for you! Working alone or with a group, you’ll assume responsibility for a specific area, garden or meadow. You’ll focus on propagating native species and removing invasive species. Although the ability to identify native and invasive species is essential, it can be learned as you go. Contact Master Gardener Cindy Hogeman at chogeman@gmail.com.

Chores
If you want to help out, Becky Schuchert, our Trail Maintenance Manager, can set you up with some specific tasks that won’t require an ongoing commitment. Here’s a partial list:

  • Paint the wooden trim on the Rutherford Spring House – one of several buildings used by the Capital Area Greenbelt Association (CAGA)
  • Wash and wax trail kiosks
  • Launder volunteer vests
  • Repair the overhead garage on the equipment storage building
  • Research new markers for the Memorial Tree area near the PennDot building

You can reach her by email, becky@caga.org.

Promote the Greenbelt
We’re looking for marketing communications help. If you’re a content writer, designer, web wiz kid or someone who likes databases and spreadsheets, contact Cathy Hart (greenbelt2023@gmail.com). She can also sign you up to help spread the Greenbelt love by representing CAGA at community events like Juneteenth and Celebrate Wildwood.

Project Leaders
There’s no shortage of ways to enhance and maintain the Greenbelt. As a project leader, you’ll develop plans, then coordinate with volunteer groups to complete projects. Project management skills and natural landscaping knowledge would be helpful, but not essential. Contact Scott Shepler at scottshepler2207@gmail.com.

Grant Writers
Funding for Greenbelt enhancements comes from many sources, including grants. In this role, you’ll identify grants available through government and nonprofit foundation sources, then write and submit applications. Experience in government and conservation would be helpful. Narrative writing skills and grant application knowledge are essential. Join the Planning committee to understand specific areas where grant funding is needed. Contact Scott Shepler at scottshepler2207@gmail.com.

To volunteer or set up a work day for a group project, please contact CAGA via email at caga@caga.org or call (717) 921-GREEN (921-4733).

 

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