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Take Action: Volunteer

As a member-directed organization, the Adirondack Mountain Club relies on the skills, hard work and commitment of volunteers to accomplish its mission. These programs offer numerous opportunities to get involved and make a difference.

Trails Projects
View our Volunteer Trails Projects schedule.

Work Weekends
To participate in a Work Weekend at an ADK facility, contact the volunteer coordinators listed below.

Heart Lake Property:
Thomas Andrews
914 Franklyn Street
Rome, NY 13440
Johns Brook Property:
Nathan Stokes
PO Box 634
Central Square, NY 13036

Lake George Property:
Maureen Coutant
22 Pinion Pine Lane
Queensbury, NY 12804

Campground Host
This program provides an important volunteer opportunity that is meant for you to have fun while assisting in ADK's efforts to provide a quality and safe camping experience.

Wilderness Campground
A Campground Host is an ADK member who is an on-site representative of the Adirondack Mountain Club and has enthusiasm and love for the outdoor environment. As a Campground Host you will greet campers upon their arrival, be accessible to assist campers, explain the campground rules, and assist ADK staff where needed. In return, you will receive a free campsite for up to two people, three meals a day, and free use of specific ADK facilities when available.

Campground Hosts are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Some of the criteria are: camping experience, public contact experience, available time, at least 21 years of age, and favorable health conditions that allow you to carry out the responsibilities.

For more information please contact: Jon Bowen, Campground Host Coordinator, 315-638-8749, email.

Summer Volunteer Naturalists

Are you a current or retired educator that is looking to volunteer your time teaching others about the nature world this summer? If so, please consider spending some time as a Summer Volunteer Naturalist for ADK. Volunteer Naturalists support our interpretive programs at the Heart Lake Program Center by serving as Nature Museum docents, leading walks and talks, and even summit hosting on top of Mt. Jo. Volunteer training, uniform shirt, free parking, and lunch will be provided. If interested please fill out a volunteer application.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to: Julia Goren, Education Director, 518-523-3480 Ext. 18, outreach@adk.org

Volunteer Summit Steward

Volunteer Summit StewardIs hiking a mountain your idea of fun? Does spending the day on a summit talking with hikers sound like paradise? Are you hardy to the elements, like alpine plants? Then we have the position for you! We’re looking for a few dedicated, hardy souls to join the volunteer Summit Steward program.

Volunteer stewards encourage hikers to walk on the solid bedrock above timberline, answer questions, do trail work, and participate in research on the summits. They help the Summit Steward Program provide coverage on additional peaks and help with essential projects.

Interested in learning more? Contact Julia Goren, Education Director, at 518-523-3480 Ext. 18 or summit@adk.org.

Other Volunteer Positions

For other positions available and to fill out a volunteer application form, click here.

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