Volunteers spend five consecutive days and four nights working in a variety of conditions. Project locations range from front country to more remote backcountry locations, often far from medical facilities. Volunteers are expected to perform physically demanding manual labor in mild to intense weather conditions – rain or shine, hot or cold. In addition to trail work activities, volunteers also actively contribute to community chores, support crew staff and fellow volunteers, and always practice Leave No Trace.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Ability to perform essential functions of the position listed above.

Respect, understand, and follow instructions from crew leaders.

Understand and apply the training you receive for associated trail work and safety practices.

Communicate well with others, resolve conflicts effectively, and promote positive interpersonal relationships.

Required Skills:

have an enthusiasm for the experience

possess an ability to get along with and work cooperatively with others

keep safety top of mind

have a desire to work hard

About Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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