Get Involved !

Help spread Earth Literacy and change that begins in the

Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee

Start by getting to know us!

When we open for public gatherings: Come to a potluck, listen to live local music, come to a guided hike, attend a yoga session, watch a film with us. Is there something on our calendar that interests you?

Schedule a tour of Narrow Ridge and see what we are doing.

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

We have a variety of directed ongoing volunteer options for giving a few hours, a half day or a full day.

  • Organic gardening
  • Wilderness trail maintenance
  • Labyrinth weeding
  • Hogskin Creek and Norris Lake clean up
  • 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.

On-site volunteer opportunities are typically self-directed, Narrow Ridge guided projects.  Whether solo, with a friend or a group, our volunteer projects typically connect to one or more of our 3 pillars: sustainability, community and spirituality.

Earth Literacy Program Group Shot

Immersion Service Experience

Church 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 offer?

Maintenance for buildings, grounds or road?

Marketing, grant writing, fund-raising, making connections, social media exposure, writing, photography, IT assistance?

We would love to find a place for you to build our work together.