Volunteer

volunteer

From the wide array of water-themed educational programs and hands-on activities, indoor and outdoor tours,  day-to-day visitor services, and even occasional grounds clean-up and gardening assistance, volunteers are critical to the advancement of our work. All volunteers will be provided detailed training about Fairmount Water Works, its exhibits, environmental messages, history, and architecture.

Tour Guides

Greet visitors and escort them on a guided tour throughout the facility.  The commitment is two hours per month, for three months. You’ll be provided detailed training about Fairmount Water Works, its exhibits, environmental messages, history, and architecture.

Education

Help make students’ experience a memorable one! Education volunteers assist environmental educators during lessons and group activities. PA child abuse clearance is required. You may apply for a background check here.

Esplanade

Enjoy gardening or landscaping? For the fall and/or spring season, give just three hours on a Saturday to plant new shrubs, flowers, and trees along the interpretive walkway along the Schuylkill River. Help spruce up the Esplanade to maintain its landscape, keeping it clean and friendly for all visitors.

Special Events

Event set-up, break-down, and everything in between – help support our staff at special events throughout the year.

We’d love to learn more about your particular area of interest. We welcome the chance to meet with you, and answer your questions about time commitment and training. Complete the form below and our staff will contact you.

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