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Current volunteer opportunities


Be sure to check the activities calendar listings under trails for easy to participate in local activities.


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

Click here for the full job description.

Volunteer vacations, new for 2018; volunteer trail crews and teen trail crewsAdult Volunteer Vacation participants will lend a hand to maintain trails and do similar work and have some time to enjoy the sights and sounds of different and  locals. More info.For more information on volunteer trail crews and teen trail crews, click here.

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 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.

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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