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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, patcshelter@comcast.net
Weekday and weekend crew members needed to build the NEW Whiskey Hollow Shelter. Call or email for details. No experience necessary.


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 November

 

Trails

Kirsten Elowsky           Appalachian Trail ~Trico Road to Verlin Smith Trail

Janet Arici                   Appalachian Trail ~Trico Road to Verlin Smith Trail

Julie Johnson              Appalachian Trail ~ Park Boundary Signs to Compton Gap

Frank Velez                 Western Ridge Trail ~ Pinehurst Branch to Wise Road

Bridgit Fried                 Billy Goat Trail B 



Next Generation of Trail Overseer

Thomas