Volunteers Needed for Fallingwater’s 2013 Season

Mon, Feb 25th 2013, 13:04. Filed under News Releases.

Mill Run, Pa. – Feb. 27 – 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.

Volunteers at Fallingwater can expect to interact with visitors from all over the world and experience this iconic home on a personal level. The organization is seeking 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 by contacting Jennifer Hiebert at 724-329-7826 or jhiebert@paconserve.org. Fallingwater’s spring volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, April 27.

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 about 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.

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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 233,000 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 135 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. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Media Contact:
Allison Schlesinger
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
412-586-2358 (office)
412-607-1945 (cell)
aschlesinger@paconserve.org