“When the hands are many, the load is light.” English Proverb c 1300


Volunteers are the backbone of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), contributing their time, talents and energy to the restoration of this iconic species. Our volunteers have always been an integral part of the Foundation’s history and we are truly grateful for their commitment and passion to our long-range mission. We cannot do this work alone!

Volunteering with TACF allows you to learn new skills while participating in an historical effort to rescue a species and help heal the environment. It allows you to meet other individuals whose passions align with your own, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to feel great about the work you do!



Ways to get involved with TACF include:

  • Help find wild-type American chestnuts using TreeSnap
  • Plantings
  • Pollinations
  • Inoculations
  • Orchard maintenance
  • Events
  • Education outreach
  • Appalachian Trail MEGA-Transect chestnut project

With 16 state chapters throughout the American chestnut’s native range, there is ample opportunity to get involved! Please visit your local state chapter page for specific information about volunteer activities or check out our calendar of events.