There are different ways a volunteer can contribute to the trail depending on how much free time you have. Here are some different programs for volunteers:
- Volunteer Vacation - Longer trips that have been put together by the American Hiking Society (AHS) in conjunction with the Pine Mountain Trail Conference. On an AHS Volunteer Vacation, you visit stunning backcountry locations to construct, or rebuild footpaths, cabins, and shelters. In the process you meet new people, explore canyons, peaks and valleys, enjoy quiet evenings around a fire and come home refreshed and rejuvenated. Volunteer Vacations are more fun than work! Check the link below for upcoming Volunteer Vacations.
- Weekend Getaways - Designed for those who work a full time job. Volunteers arrive at a campsite prepared by conference members on Friday night. Saturday the volunteers proceed to a worksite an the trail for a full day of trail maintenance, and return home on Sunday. Check the link below for upcoming Weekend Getaways.
- Saturday Getaways - Designed for those who can only volunteer on a Saturday. Typically start at 9:00am and finish by 5:00pm. Check the link below for upcoming Saturday Getaways.
- School Break-Away - Alternative school-break week-long opportunity to set aside the books and camp-out in the mountains with a student crew building new trail infrastructure. Work, explore and have fun before returning to classes.