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Pathfinders for Greenways
Pathfinders for Greenways is a group of citizens who represent the trail users of the Roanoke Valley for non–motorized trail uses. Their vision is to have all the area trail users meet and work together on area projects that would benefit the community. Today, Pathfiders is comprised of representatives from the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club, Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, Roanoke Valley Horsemen‘s Association, Roanoke Valley Greenways/Pathfinders, National Mountain Bike Patrol and IMBA.

FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge ParkwayFRIENDS is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Blue Ridge Parkway, a national treasure. FRIENDS programs focus on preservation, protection and education.Saving Parkway Views is FRIENDS signature project. FRIENDS is the only authorized Blue Ridge Parkway partner organization that has been given this project under an agreement with the Park Service. Join TODAY! Be a Parkway volunteer! You can preserve the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway and have a lot of fun while you’re doing something great for the environment and the Parkway’s future. Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Facebook

RATC - Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
RATC iAppalachian Trail Clubs a recreational hiking association of volunteers who preserve and improve the Appalachian Trail as the nation‘s premier, continuous, long–distance footpath. Founded in 1932, the Club is celebrating more than 75 years of service and adventure on the AT. For more information on the local section of trail, hike schedules, trail and shelter information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities visit their website.

Trout Unlimited
The Roanoke Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a diverse group of more than 265 people with the common interest of pursuing the Trout Unlimited mission to “conserve, protect and restore North America‘s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.” Their web site is presented as a bulletin board for the assimilation of information and collection of suggestions to further not only the stated mission, but to provide suggestions of meaningful and sporting enjoyment of the multitude of outdoor experiences in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Unbridled Change is a non-profit equine assisted activities and therapies program.  Our mission is to partner people with our horses through hands-on activities to create lasting change and true healing.  Our services are open to all populations.  We are always looking for volunteers that like being outside and working with kids and horses.  Contact us for more information or to learn about any upcoming special events and programs.
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Scouting
Scouting is about building character, developing personal fitness, and learning leadership and citizenship. These goals are achieved in the outdoors. The adventure of hiking, camping, swimming, boating, high-adventure challenges, and touring is woven into the program. What Scouting wants to do, is get kids into the outdoors and experience life. There are three levels of Scouting: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing. BoyScoutFacebooklogo

Cub Scouts - If you are a boy in first through fifth grades, or you are cubscoutsroanokeseven to 10 years old, then Cub Scouting is for you, and your family too. Cub Scouting is the first and the biggest of the three Scouting programs. Learn more about Cub Scouting and find a chapter near you at the Blue Ridge Mountains Council website.

Boy Scouting - If you are a boy age 11-17 then Boy Scouting is for you. Boy boyscoutsroanokelogoScouting is a program of fun outdoor activities, peer group leadership opportunities and a personal exploration of career, hobby and special interests, all designed to achieve the BSA’s objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship. Learn more about Boy Scouting and find a chapter near you at the Blue Ridge Mountains Council website.

Venturing - Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America venturingroanokelogofor young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Learn more about Venturing and find a chapter near you at the Blue Ridge Mountains Council website.


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For almost 100 years Girl Scouts have been helping girls discover their self potential. Did you know that 70% of women in the U.S. Congress were Girl Scouts? They’re not alone. About 69% of women executives and leaders have participated in Girl Scouts. Girl Scouting is open to all girls between the grades of kindergarten and 12th grade. GirlScoutsRoanokefacebooklogo

Girl Scouts has designed age – appropriate programs that meet the needs of today’s girls. The goals of Girl Scout programs are to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The model is based on three principles:

  • Girls discover their world and their own potential and strengthen their values
  • Girls connect with others through caring relationships and team building
  • Girls become empowered to take action and be advocates for themselves and others

Camp Bethel
Camp Bethel is a non-profit camp and conference center providing programming for children and adults year round.  Volunteer opportunities abound, including our Spring KinderCritters program with area Kindergardeners and Volunteer Workdays every first Saturday of April and November with free breakfast and lunch provided with RSVP.backtotop


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