Current volunteer opportunities
Shelter watchers needed!
Our chapter maintains the LeRoy Smith Shelter on the Appalachian Trail between Little Gap and Wind Gap. Chapter volunteers visit the shelter once a week to check on the condition of the shelter and privy, remove debris, and post their findings to the Shelter Chair. The hike up to the shelter and return takes an average 3-4 hours.
We need to add volunteers to the Shelter Watch team to replace retiring watchers — some of whom have “watched” for over 20 years. If you would be willing to do a shelter watch visit once a year, please contact Pat Sacks at 610-437-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AMC Trail Work & AMC Volunteer Vacations
Spend a day or more working on local trails. No experience needed. We welcome people of all levels of physical ability. You just need to be able to hike to the site. We will train you and provide tools, even gloves and eye protection. Work ranges from easy jobs such as raking and pruning, to as strenuous as moving rocks and logs. We will match the task to your ability. So join us, and give back to our community!
Feature Article Writer
We need a good feature article for the next edition of Footnotes, and for future editions, too. If you are an AMC member with an idea for a feature article about a summer activity, or a favorite trail, river, park or location, contact the editor with your idea at email@example.com. The article should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words, and must be original material. The article needs to be complete by May 15. See some of the past articles in the Footnotes archive on this site.
Wildflower web editor, wildflower spotters for spring
If you are interested in or know something about wildflowers, you can help build our What's in Bloom web pages. We are trying to put together a guide to what flowers bloom at what time of the year in our area. No skills needed other than the ability to identify flowers in bloom. There are a lot of web-based resources to help you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mohican Outdoor Center and Harriman Outdoor Center
New Information Volunteers needed for Mohican Outdoor Center and Harriman Outdoor Center
Information Volunteers greet guests in a friendly manner, orient them to the facility, and offer advice about hiking trails and other outdoor activities. They also provide information about conservation and natural history, assist with retail sales, help guests at the waterfront with boats and equipment, and promote AMC membership. Essential qualifications include familiarity with nearby hiking trails as well as the facility’s lodging accommodations and outdoor activities; an outgoing, friendly personality; and knowledge about outdoor gear and backcountry safety.
Information Volunteers serve at Mohican and Harriman on weekends in summer and fall. Volunteers commit to providing at least 32 hours of service per year. Training will be provided for new Mohican and Harriman “Info Vols” during a spring training weekend, April 21-23, 2017. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and pass an annual criminal background check. For more information, and to request an application for the program, please contact Kyra Salancy, AMC’s Outdoor Program Centers Volunteer Coordinator, by January 15th, at email@example.com.
Volunteer Naturalists, Program Volunteers
and Volunteer Alpine Stewards
For more information on these programs, including locations, dates and descriptions, click here.
Volunteer recognition awards: Volunteers of the Month, Appie Awards, click here.
You can help!
There are lots of ways to volunteer!
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