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Meet our New Volunteer Coordinator

Introducing our new Volunteer Coordinator, Julia Sargent!

With a diverse professional background in mental health, human services, community organization and the service industry, Julia Sargent is excited to take on a new role as volunteer coordinator for Friends of the North Fork.

Serving as the volunteer coordinator/PR director for the Baltimore Free Store, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to making no longer needed items available for free to those who need them, Julia experienced the power and the potential for communities to work together to meet their own needs.  After buying her first house and moving to Shenandoah County last year, she wanted to become active in her new community.  Upon hearing about the ecological struggles facing the Shenandoah River, she found Friends of the North Fork and became a volunteer, working on odd jobs around the office and tailoring the database for volunteer events and activities.

An environmental conservationist at heart, Julia has a passion for bringing people together around common interests that transcend political, economic and social boundaries.  The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is where those ambitions converge.  She is committed to taking a community-centered approach to expand and integrate FNFSR’s volunteer programs with its education and science programs to increase public engagement and facilitate more projects that directly benefit the North Fork.  Listening to the desires of the community and collaborating with other conservation organizations around the valley, Julia will help develop community-driven volunteer programs to increase the health, beauty and bounty of the North Fork.

Julia would like to hear about your concerns for the North Fork. They are the driving force for our volunteer programming. Please send her an email at with any thoughts you have.  Together, we can do so much to keep the North Fork of the Shenandoah River clean, healthy and beautiful!