Get Involved !

Be a part of change, growth and awareness that begins in the

Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee

Start by getting to know us!

Come to a potluck, listen to live local music, join a guided hike, attend a yoga session, watch a film with us. Is there something on our calendar that interests you?

Take a guided tour

Tours of Narrow Ridge can be scheduled as staff is available. Typically our tours are 1-2 hours and include Strawbale Lodge, Mac Smith Resource Center, Natural Burial Preserve, Community lease sites and more.

Donations for tours are greatly appreciated.

Needing Tennessee Service Hours or volunteer hours for your college admission application?

Narrow Ridge has been hosting youth volunteer opportunities for many years.

We have a variety of ways you can earn your volunteer hours AND help Narrow Ridge with our mission.

Lend a hand

Supervised and self-directed volunteer opportunities abound at Narrow Ridge.  Whether solo, with a friend or a group, our volunteer projects typically support one or more of our 3 foundational pillars: sustainability, community and spirituality. On-site options for giving a few hours, a half day or a full day include:

  • Organic gardening
  • Wilderness trail maintenance
  • Labyrinth weeding
  • Hogskin Creek and Norris Lake clean up
  • Help with our annual fall Hogskin History Day celebration
  • and more!

Local Group Service experiences

Our group volunteer programming is immersed in nature, educational, fun and empowering.

Local scouting or church youth groups can take on projects such as making log benches, flora ID markers and more. Tour Narrow Ridge and discuss a project with us. Over the coming months, work on your group project and return to Narrow Ridge for a celebratory install event.

Hogskin History Day offers many opportunities to support Narrow Ridge!

  • Contribute goods, gift certificates and/or services to our door prize giveaway.
  • Bake goodies for our Cake Walk
  • Participate with a booth that spotlights sustainability or the local Hogskin Valley community.
  • Sponsor the day through financial support or employee volunteers.
Earth Literacy Program Group Shot

Immersion Service Experience

Church and school based youth service trips (preferably 3-6 nights) provide several days of ‘unplugged’ sustainability-focused service projects and activities that invite a deeper connection with Earth.

Work together to make it happen

Committee’s are powerful change makers when they have wise leaders guiding a group of motivated followers.

Serve on one of our committees!

What can you with us?

We would love to find a place for you and are open to your suggestions.

  • Maintenance for buildings, grounds or road? Housekeeping for the Lodge and Resource Center?
  • Making or moving firewood, assist in the organic garden
  • Marketing, grant writing, fund-raising, making connections, social media exposure, writing, photography, IT assistance?