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Humane Society of Pocahontas County
There are many volunteer tasks to become involved:
Do you have special skills in writing or graphic design? Perhaps you could help with fliers, newsletters, etc.
Do you have a vehicle and can drive? You can help transport dogs or conduct home visits for potential adopters.
Do you want to have fun?Give your time to our fundraising events, holiday gift wrapping for donations, pet expos. These events give recognition to our breed and rescue group and are lots of fun.
Can you foster a doggie or kittie in your home? We are always in need Foster Care Providers. We give lots of support to our foster homes, and fostering is the heart of what we do to help our animals on their way.
If you want to join our volunteer team, please visit the website and fill out a volunteer application
Arts and Culture
Allegheny Mountain Radio/WVMR
Allegheny Mountain Radio (AMR) is a network of public, non-commercial, community stations with studios in three counties. They are operated by volunteers and a small paid staff. Thirty-six different on air personalities provide timely and accurate reports of local and state events, including weather, news, and community happenings as well as music and entertainment to their audience.
Volunteers are needed for light office work (answering phones, greeting guests, making copies, taking phone pledges during fundraisers, filing, etc) at WVMR in Frost/Dunmore, WV and also at our other 2 stations in Virginia—one in Hot Springs and the other in Monterey.
Contact Sue Fertig,
We also can use volunteer on-air deejays long-term. They would have to be trained.
Contact Heather Niday, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pocahontas County Opera House is an all-volunteer organization. If you enjoy attending programs and would like to help assure that these great events keep happening, please consider becoming an Opera House volunteer.
Whether it’s baking goodies for the refreshment table, distributing posters around the county, working admission at the door, helping set up before or clean up after performances or any number of other tasks, we could use your help!
The Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum was dedicated and opened on June 5, 1963, during West Virginia's Centennial Year. Present were the noted author, Pearl S. Buck, and the Governor of West Virginia, W. W. Barron. The property was acquired by the Historical Society from Mrs. Anna V. Hunter in 1962 and restored for use as a museum.
Within the Museum can be seen mementoes and artifacts of the various eras of Pocahontas County history - from the Indians to the present. Displays include tools, spinning wheels and looms, as well as logging and railroad items. Young visitors will be delighted by doll collections and music boxes.
The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum, dedicated to promoting an understanding of early life of the Nobel Prize winner, invites those moved by her work to become involved in activities at the small historic house museum. We welcome contributions from volunteers of all ages and skills, in the Appalachian region and beyond!
Volunteer opportunities abound at The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum! We are always looking for tour guides, educational programs, research, historic gardening, and property caretaking. The Museum relies on volunteers to keep the museum open as they provide an inviting experience for visitors. Volunteers benefit from working in an inspiring environment, can gain new skills and knowledge, and will find themselves meeting a wide range of people such as fellow volunteers and visitors.
For offering their time, the Museum is able to offer free admission for family members, store discounts, advance notice of special programs, free admission to other participating museums, and volunteer appreciation events. In addition, the training and interaction builds character in the individual as well as experience for those in the job market.
We invite you to learn more about volunteer opportunities by contacting the museum at (304) 653-4430
The Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association was founded in 1982 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer, organization. The Association is dedicated to the research, collection, preservation, publication on, and restoration of equipment and structures related to West Virginia lumbering and railroad operations.
The Association is based in Cass, West Virginia, and has over 500 members located throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. MSR&LHA is the Foundation of Record for the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and much of its focus is on the Park’s railroad and historic structures.
Volunteers: MSR&LHA is an all-volunteer organization and depends on its members and other interested individuals to provide materials for publication and to work on restoration projects. Any contribution of time makes our projects successful
The Mountain Music Trail is a diverse group who are dedicated to:
Promoting and presenting the traditional music, dance, and folkways of the Allegheny Mountain region;
Promoting cultural tourism and sustainable economic development near the Highway 219 corridor in Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties; and
Sharing a cultural experience that brings together visitors and residents alike, to enjoy and participate in traditional mountain folkways
Education and Literacy
Lend A Helping Hand
"It takes a lot of work to make the High Rocks run smoothly, and without the almost constant stream of volunteers, High Rocks would not be a functional organization. I love meeting all the new and interesting people through community involvement and tutoring." - High Rocks girl
We are always in need of volunteers willing to help with maintenance, support of the staff through office work, and (of course) working with the girls! We at High Rocks count on the time and energy contributed by parents, girls, and community members to keep High Rocks running smoothly.
Our Volunteer Wishlist:
- Mentors for girls
- On-call office help to prepare mailings
- Mowing and grounds maintenance
- Cooks for meals during programs, such as Tutoring
If you would like to volunteer please contact Janet Swift at: or 304-653-4891
Strategically located throughout the county’s 950 mountainous square miles, the five branches of the Pocahontas County Free Libraries are models for providing library service to rural Americans. As centers of activity in their communities, the libraries host groups such as scouts, business associations, town council, blood drives, a preschool playgroup, and after school programs.
The libraries are cornerstones of civic engagement. They receive thousands of hours of volunteer service and substantial and steady local contributions.
Each branch page has detailed contact
information. You may also contact
Vicky Terry, the Director: 304-799-6000 or email
Emergency and Safety
The Greenbrier River Trail Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit group organized in 1982 to promote the trail and to protect its status as a non-motorized public trail.
We have written many grants and partnered to bring improvements to the trail, such as water pumps, enhanced trail heads, restrooms, shelters, interpretive signs and resurfacing.
Many of our members are business people and frequent trail users. Our major fundraiser is the annual Great Greenbrier River Race, held in Marlinton every April on the last Saturday of the month.
For further information or to join, please contact us at