Volunteer at The American Chestnut Foundation

Volunteering at The American Chestnut Foundation

Volunteers are the backbone of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), contributing their time, talents, and energy to the restoration of this iconic species. Our volunteers have always been an integral part of the Foundation and we are truly grateful for their commitment and passion to our long-term mission. We cannot do this work alone!

Volunteering with TACF allows you to learn new skills while participating in an historical effort to restore a species and help heal the environment. It allows you to meet other individuals whose passions align with your own, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to feel great about the work you do!

Volunteer at The American Chestnut Foundation

Start Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering at The American Chestnut Foundation? We’re so glad! Please fill out a Volunteer Application.

Record your hours

Are you a current TACF volunteer and need to record your recent volunteer activity? Please fill out the Volunteer Recorder form.

Sign Waiver

Volunteers are required to sign a volunteer waiver before participating in an activity. Please sign the waiver online.

Volunteering Opportunities

Ways to Get Involved

  • Planting
  • Pollinating
  • Harvesting
  • Orchard maintenance and tree care
  • Events
  • Education and outreach
  • Social media and website administration
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Identifying wild American chestnuts

How to get started

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, the first step is to fill out our Volunteer Application. Our staff will then connect you with a local volunteering opportunity. Thank you so much for supporting American chestnut restoration!

With 16 state chapters throughout the American chestnut’s native range in the eastern United States, there are many ways to get involved. Please visit your local state chapter page for more information about volunteer activities or check out our calendar of events.

Volunteering at The American Chestnut Foundation

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