A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
In order to volunteer for Emergency Support Function #11 Protection of Natural and Cultural Resources and Historic Properties response work; you must be employed with the Department of the Interior (DOI) or one of our partner groups.
If you are not a Federal employee, there could be other ways to help. In the aftermath of some disasters, States will solicit for professional volunteers with the expertise to help in response operations. Individuals interested in volunteering might also want to look into joining a professional organization or other groups which could be tasked by States and others to aid in efforts in the wake of a disaster. While DOI does not organize these activities, be sure to check back for opportunities to volunteer as they become known.