The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.
Community Research Coordinator
May 2019 - August 2019
“I liked the ability to be given projects to work on my own and have to search, communicate, and coordinate various people, groups, and organizations to complete the task. Doing so made me feel capable and competent for life after college. ”
Trail Crew Volunteer
July 2019 - August 2019
Sugar Grove, VA
“I like the intense nature of trail building. Our whole days are spent outside, and we are subjected to both the lovely mountain air and the rough weather. The work involves sweat, labor, and lots of dirt! Spending the whole day using hand tools to carve out a sustainable path through the wilderness is exhausting, but rewarding, and I feel alive when I'm working on the trail. The trail you build and the friendships you make while working on the AT will last a lifetime. ”