Fallingwater Invites Volunteers to Apply for 2015 Season

Local residents have the opportunity to experience Fallingwater, a nominee to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List, on a personal level. Fallingwater is now accepting applications for volunteer opportunities for the 2015 season.

Residents from nearby communities such as Chalk Hill, Connellsville, Farmington, Mill Run, Normalville, Ohiopyle, Ligonier and Uniontown are strongly encouraged to apply. Fallingwater volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two days per month from May through October.

Volunteers at Fallingwater can expect to interact with visitors from all over the world. The organization is seeking volunteers who enjoy working outdoors and interacting with the public. Volunteers are an important component in creating a positive visitor experience at Fallingwater. Volunteer opportunities include working at the house, information desk, museum store, café, Speyer gallery or on landscape projects and special events.

Volunteers are eligible for a free tour each season, as well as to participate in the Fallingwater staff book club, site hikes, lectures, exhibition openings and other educational opportunities.

Interested volunteers may apply by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at 724-329-7826. Fallingwater’s spring volunteer orientation for new and returning volunteers will be held on Saturday, April 26. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by mid-April.
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.

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 235,000 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 130 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of about 12,500 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of nearly 10,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Media contact:
Kristen Blevins
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
412-586-2328 (office)