Fallingwater Offers Volunteer Opportunities for 2010 Season

Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork located at Bear Run Nature Reserve in the scenic Laurel Highlands, is now accepting volunteers for the 2010 season.

Volunteers at Fallingwater are asked to commit to a minimum of one day per month between the months of May and October. Applicants may apply for a variety of positions, and are encouraged to apply for work that appeals to their unique interests or skill sets. For example, applicants interested in assisting visitors may apply for positions at the information desk, the museum shop, or the Fallingwater Café. Applicants who would prefer to beautify and maintain the grounds may apply to volunteer with Fallingwater’s landscaping and gardening crews.

Fallingwater also seeks volunteers to assist with day-to-day museum activities, such as staffing art exhibits, assisting with interpretive programs for adults and children, serving as “Ask-Me Guides,” and leading grounds tours at the busy Fayette County museum.

In return for their time, volunteers at Fallingwater are given the opportunity to interact with visitors from all over the world, work in a gorgeous natural setting, and experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork on a personal level.

Local volunteers from nearby communities such as Chalk Hill, Connellsville, Farmington, Mill Run and Ohiopyle are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hiebert at 724-329-1441, ext. 1204 or jhiebert@paconserve.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 nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC established six state parks and has conserved more than 228,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that 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 10,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.


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