Community Partners & Service Opportunities

Youth Mentoring Opportunities

  • Henry Fork Services Center
  • Franklin County Public Schools
  • STEP, Inc.
  • YMCA
  • Bethel AME Church
  • Phoebe Needles Center
  • Big Buddy Little Buddy
  • FOCUS on Youth


Health/Wealth Concerns Opportunities

  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • St. James Community Center
  • Ferrum Lions Club
  • Trick or Treat for Canned Goods
  • Relay for Life
  • Habitat for Humanity


Environmental Sustainability Opportunities

Ferrum Outdoors

  • Trail building and maintenance
  • Assistance with events (races, etc)
  • trail guide update
  • plant id and labeling
  • ropes course maintenance


Phoebe Needles

  • Trimming, Trails, Tree health


Ferrum Arboretum

  • Planting trees
  • Assistance with creating the rain garden
  • maintaining the water garden, trimming


Campus Garden Planning and Maintenance

  • Holocaust Garden 
  • Zen Garden
  • Herb Garden


Virginia Master Naturalist/Gardner Programs

  • Assistance with Master Gardening Training
  • Attend Master Naturalist Training



  • Aluminum Can collection (Cans for Habitat)
  • White Paper collection
  • Plastic Bottle collection
  • Cardboard collection
  • Recycling Program planning


Water Monitoring Programs

  • Monthly Save Our Stream Monitoring on Story Creek and Ferrum Mountain Creek
  • One time (4 hour) monitoring at the Booker T Washington National Monument Creeks
  • World/Virginia Water Monitoring Programs in October