Volunteer Opportunities


Share your passion and knowledge by connecting people to the outdoors.

Get involved by helping to maintain and repair public trails, leading a trip, sharing your skills, speaking up for conservation, or participating in community science. Hands-on options abound in every corner of AMC.

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Volunteer Naturalists

Location: Maine and New Hampshire

Volunteer naturalists draw on their own expertise to provide outreach in AMC lodges and backcountry huts. Naturalist programming primarily includes leading evening programs and nature walks. Volunteer Naturalists may also help guests with activity planning, orient them to the facility, and offer advice about hiking trails, outdoor gear, and backcountry safety.

Contact Volunteer Services at amcvolservices@outdoors.org

Volunteer Trip Leaders

Location: Volunteers decide! Opportunities range from local to international trips. 

Whether out on a day trip or leading a backcountry expedition, trip leaders take on many roles at once, from decision-making and group dynamics to risk management and conservation practices. Trip leaders are required to be AMC members and possess experience and proficiency in their selected activity. Not only will you provide a much-needed service to your community, but you’ll also make many life-long friendships as an AMC trip leader.

Contact our Trip Leaders at leadership@outdoors.org

Volunteer-led Camps & Cabins

Location: Echo Lake Camp, Cold River Camp, Harvard Cabin, Knubble Bay Camp and Beal Island, Ponkapoag Camp, Northwest Camp, Fire Island Camp, August Camp, Three Mile Island Camp

From Knubble Bay in Maine to New York’s Long Island, groups of AMC volunteers manage a series of camps and cabins in beautiful settings offering a range of amenities. From full-service and seasonal camps to year-round and self-service options, these camps and cabins depend on volunteers to support these unique places.

Contact Jess Wilson at jwilson@outdoors.org

Information Volunteers

Location: Mohican, Harriman, Cardigan, Highland, Pinkham, Huts, Hermit Lake Shelters, and Guyot Campsite

Information volunteers greet guests, orient them to the facility, and offer advice about hiking trails, outdoor gear, and activity programming. They also provide information about conservation and natural history, and promote the AMC mission and membership.

Contact Volunteer Services at amcvolservices@outdoors.org

Trail Volunteers

Location: Staff and volunteer led trail work opportunities are availble throughout AMC's region from Maine to Virginia.

Our staff works with volunteers every year to maintain, build, and repair trails. By volunteering for trail work, you combine your passion for being outdoors with protecting the environment. Give back to the trails you enjoy with this hands-on opportunity. 

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Evening Speakers

Location: New Hampshire

Volunteer speakers offer evening programs for lodge guests and visitors. Saturday evening programs highlight local culture and arts, White Mountain natural history, and New England adventures. A winter series hosted at Pinkham Notch exemplifies adventure by combining international cuisine with mountain travel around the world.

Contact Nancy Ritger at nritger@outdoors.org

Current Opportunities

AMC volunteers share their time and expertise at every level of the organization from trail maintainers, trip leaders, naturalists, committee chairs and volunteer trainers, to event planners and presenters. 

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