Past Volunteer Projects

Past Volunteer Projects

RAIL is fortunate to have dedicated volunteer groups, both local and from around the country, to work on meaningful projects.


High Tunnel Greenhouse constructed by Duquesne University, Christopher Newport University, Ohio State University, University of Baltimore, and Northwestern University.
MLK Service Day: Trash clean-up at Guyandotte River Park.


AmeriCorps NCCC work on the Wyco Church.
Butler University and University of Baltimore build a park and an orchard respectively.


July 17-23: 200 Boy Scouts from the 2013 National Jamboree work on service projects in Mullens, including a ramp to help boaters and people with disabilities access the Guyandotte River.
University of Connecticut
University of Illinois at Chicago
Ohio State University
Butler University
Northwestern University
Western Michigan University



Alternative spring break teams:
Columbia University clears Stotesbury site.


Illinois State University — 47 volunteers | 1440 hours contributed
Michigan Tech — 3 volunteers | 240 hours contributed
University of Illinois at Chicago — 15 volunteers | 900 hours contributed
Columbia University — 18 volunteers | 1,080 hours contributed
Cornell University — 30 volunteers | 900 hours contributed


Columbia University — 20 volunteers
Appalachian Service Project — 6 volunteers
Bluestone Camp — 10 volunteers
Duquesne University — 24 volunteers
University of Vermont — 18 volunteers
Lend-A-Hand for Appalachia — 25 volunteers
Ashtabula Ohio Church of God — 55 volunteers
Lockheed Martin/Douglasville GA — 42 volunteers
St. Richard’s, Gibsonia, PA — 18 volunteers
East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church — 16 volunteers

One thought on “Past Volunteer Projects

  • November 2, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I stumbled upon this organization while researching for Mullens. My wife is the great-great granddaughter of A.J. Mullins.

    We have heard a few stories and have some reliable witnesses to some events.

    Thank You for your effort to keep that area alive..

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