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We Celebrate National Volunteer Month

Here at the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, we have nearly 300 volunteers who volunteer in a multitude of ways throughout the Blackstone River Valley. Our core volunteer programs include the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Bikeway Ambassadors, Trail Ambassadors, Photography Ambassadors, Birding Ambassadors, Cemetery Conservation Ambassadors, and the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club. Outside of those programs, we work with several partner organizations and their volunteer roles range from water quality monitoring to giving historic home tours and more. When a volunteer comes to us with a specific interest, we find them a place in the program. In fact, that is how most of our programs were born! 

We are so proud of our volunteers and the great work they do. We thank them immensely for their incredible contribution to the Blackstone River Valley. 

April is National Volunteer Month. If you’d like to learn more about getting involved and meet our volunteers, we invite you to our Volunteer Open House on Saturday, April 27, at Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket. The event is from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can RSVP at bit.ly/VolOpenHouseApril 24. 

One of our priorities for the future is to place more volunteers throughout the Valley. By doing this, we will provide more access and support for visitors and local residents to enjoy our beautiful greenspaces by investing in new tools, uniforms, and training to provide more meaningful ways to be part of the Corridor. To learn more and show your support, visit PreservetheCorridor.org.