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Volunteer Opportunities

 Volunteers are the backbone, heart, soul, mind, and muscle of PATC. With volunteer effort, PATC maintains over 1,000 miles of trails, manages 1,000 acres of land and oversees 60 cabins and shelters. Please volunteer some of your spare time...we need you!
PATC has numerous volunteer opportunities available. There is something available for just about everybody, from maintaining a section of the AT to taking cabins reservations; from helping to organize the club's archives to leading nature hikes. Some volunteer activities will allow you to enjoy solitude on your own section of trail; other activities will allow you to meet and spend time with lots of other like-minded people.
Use the menu links (left) to learn more about the variety of PATC volunteer opportunities.


Shelter Construction Crew
~ Henry Horn ~ 301/498-8254,
Weekday crew members needed to build the NEW Whiskey Hollow Shelter. Call or email for details.

Reporting Your Volunteer Hours

Accurate and timely work reporting is essential to our efforts to manage our trail system, as well as our huts, cabins, publications, and headquarters operations. Work reports allow us to determine the amount of labor required by specific tasks, and predict the need for additional volunteers. Our various partners (the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Shenandoah National Park, GW National Forest, and others) use our cumulative work reports to procure funding for their conservation efforts.

The PATC provides an on-line set of work reporting forms that make the process simple and convenient (mailed forms are also welcome). The on-line forms can be accessed via the "Volunteer Menu".  You will need to Log On to use the Trail Work Reporting form.  

New Boots

The PATC thanks the following new volunteers and current overseers taking on additional tasks:

Volunteers Appointed in February

Nate Sourbier                                      AT ~ Milesburn Road to Ridge Road at Sandy Sod
Susan Bly                                            Hell`s Hill, Yellow, and Blue Trails
Walt Smith                                           Tuscaorora ~ Northern Rockfield to Southern Rockfield
Charles Webster                                 Tuscaorora ~ Burnt Mill Bridge to Lutkins Passage
Adrian Blust                                         White Oak Canyon Trail [upper]
F. C. Jackson                                      Laurel Prong Trail
Karsten Brown                                    Meneka Peak Trail
Harry & Kathy Thie                              Tibbet Knob Trail
Kit & Matt Ballenger                            Wesley Heights Trail
Paul Morris                                          Melvin Hazen Trail ~ Connecticut Ave to Reno Road

Volunteers Appointed in January
Russell Riggs                                      Gravel Spring Hut
Steve Bair                                           Old Rag Day Use Shelter


Jerry Taylor                                         Appalachian Trail ~ Co-Overseer ~ Elkwallow Gap to Ridge Crest
Mark Wolsky & Mary Russell              Appalachian Trail ~ Stony Man Overlook - Passamaquoddy Trail
Amy Sullivan & Jeremy Biggers          Appalachian Trail ~
Saddleback Mt. Trail to Swift Run Gap
Amy Sullivan & Jeremy Biggers          Saddleback Mountain Trail
Stacy Remick-Simkins                        White Oak Canyon Trail [1st sect.]
Craig Falk                                            Ford Mine Trail
Tom and Barbara Miller                      Boundary East Trail
Harry R. Behm                                    Mary Bird Branch Trail - From Scenic Dr to Old Black Top Rd.
                                                            Leading Ridge Trail
New District
Jim Tomlin                                           District Manager
Anne E. Baker                                     West Woods & Spur Trail
Dale Townsend                                   Cornfield Trail
Dave Jordahl                                       Sherrick Farm Trail and Union Advance Trail
Dewey Clark                                        Snavely Ford Trail
Glenn Gillis                                          Mumma-Roulette Trail
Susan P Fagan                                   Bloody Lane Trail
John Ziegler                                        3 Farms Trail, Tidball & 3 Farms Spur Trail
John F. Anderson                                Final Attack, Snavely Ford/FA Spur, & Hawkins/FA Connector Trail




Next Generation of Trail Overseer