The Forest gets by with a little help from its friends--namely, Friends of the Berea College Forest.

These college and community members volunteer for such activities as trail maintenance, invasive species control, and litter clean-up. They also lead specialized hikes, give presentations, and serve as greeters in the Forestry Outreach Center.

Any volunteers with ideas or suggestions are welcome! Nina Verin developed the Documentary Dialogues, our film event held each month. Sarah Hall will be leading some special topic hikes in the coming weeks. Talk with or email Wendy Warren ( for questions or ideas!

The Center and the activities surrounding it are what we can dream of together!

We have a newsletter detailing any events and volunteer activities coming up!


Volunteer greeter, John Culp

Sign up to be a greeter at the FOC!

Click on the link below and type your name next to a time slot! Please take care as to not erase someone else’s name. To view a different month, click on the name of the month on the tab under the calendar. Contact us with any questions! 859-756-3315



Learn about new volunteer positions!

Click on the link and fill out the form to get updates about new volunteer events. We will be needing volunteers to do invasive species control, trail building/maintenance, to be guided hike leaders, and to work as naturalists assistants helping us study the forest.





Volunteers helped clean up Brushy Fork in July 2018
The group from the December 2017 work day pulling invasives