Volunteers Needed for Fallingwater 2012 Season

Fri, Mar 16th 2012, 14:21. Filed under News Releases.

Mill Run, Pa. – March 16, 2012 – Fallingwater is now accepting applications for volunteer positions at the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork and Bear Run Nature Reserve in Pennsylvania’s scenic Laurel Highlands.

Fallingwater seeks volunteers who enjoy working outdoors or interacting with the public. Opportunities are available to help with landscaping and gardening projects as well as assisting staff with customer service related work. Interested volunteers may apply for positions by contacting Jennifer Hiebert at 724-329-7826 or jhiebert@paconserve.org.

Fallingwater’s spring volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, April 28 for those who have applied. Fallingwater is especially interested in volunteers who would like to assist with day-to-day activities. Volunteers at Fallingwater can expect to interact with visitors from all over the world and experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork on a personal level.

Potential volunteers from nearby communities such as Chalk Hill, Connellsville, Farmington, Mill Run and Ohiopyle are strongly encouraged to apply. Fallingwater volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one day per month from May through October.

Fallingwater is located in southwest Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The house is located along PA Route 381 between the villages of Mill Run and Ohiopyle. It is approximately 19 miles south of the Donegal exit (Exit #91) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) or 10 miles north of US Route 40. For more information, visit Fallingwater.org.


About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 232,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 13,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. WPC is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Media contact:
Eric Sloss
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358