Get Involved

Become a Heritage Valley Partner!

DSC_0064For 20 years, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley has made a difference. it has worked with a variety of partners to tell the region’s story, revitalize local communities, and to build a major rail-trail. LHV invites you to join these efforts as a member.   HVP Brochure.  Your contribution will be used to preserve historic sites, conserve cultural and ethnic traditions, support public programming, fund educational initiatives for students, and help continue the 70 mile Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Become a “Heritage Partner” today!

Become a Volunteer!

Do you love the region, its trails, and the great outdoors? Joining Ambassadors in Action is a wonderful way to use your talents, to develop skills, to meet new people, and to give back to the community.The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) and Heritage Valley Partners (HVP) invite you to join “Ambassadors in Action,” the Heritage Valley’s hands-on volunteer corps! Under the sponsorship of HVP volunteers are needed to help with trail clean-ups, heritage events, office support, and more! There are opportunities for everyone. All tasks offer flexibility in scheduling and consideration of any physical limitations.

John Evanglista of Penn Foster works on the Lackawanna Heritage Trail's fence near Lackawannna Avenue.

John Evanglista of Penn Foster works on the Lackawanna Heritage Trail’s fence near Lackawannna Avenue in downtown Scranton.

Volunteer Registration Form   

Word / Interactive – Download the form and save it to your computer. Type
your information directly on the form and re-save it. Then print the
document and sign it (minors must have a parent or guardian sign
the form). Return the form to HVP by mail or fax, or scan it and
return it by email (see below).

PDF /Static – Download the form and print the document. Fill it in by hand
or with a typewriter, and sign it (minors must have a parent or
guardian sign the form). Return the form to HVP by mail or fax, or
scan it and return it by email (see below).

Return Your Form
Email: Send the scanned form to oworozbyt@LHVA.org.
Fax: (570) 963-6732
Mail: Lackawanna Heritage Valley
213 South 7th Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505

For More Information
Julie Imel, Public Relations and Programs Manager
(570) 936-6730 x 8203 or jimel@lhva.org

Find the Right Program for You

The LHV has a full schedule of events throughout the year. The list of ways to help is always growing. After you submit your information, LHV will call you to learn more about your interests and to answer your questions.

Ways to Help – Become an Ambassador in Action

  • Special Events – Heritage Explorer Train, Santa Train, Ambassador Tours, Family Fun Days on the Trail, and partner events!
  • Community and Economic Development – Community festivals, NEPA Conservation Alliance, and more!
  • Office and Clerical Assistance – Coordination of special events, database entry, mailings, and office support.
  • Trail Tenders – Maintain and enhance the natural beauty of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.
  • Adopt-a-Trail – Become an integral component in the beautification of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.