Position:         Destinations Volunteer CoordinatorLocation:        White Mountains, NH Reports to:     Director for North Country Programming & Outreach Posted:            October, 2011

Summary Description Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America's oldest conservation, education, recreation organization. We promote the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world. For a complete description of the AMC and its mission and programs, please visit us at www.outdoors.org.

 The Destinations Volunteer Coordinator position is a part-time, non-benefited position, 24 hours per week, available year round. With the opportunity to work from a home office, this position is responsible for a wide variety of support duties relating to the volunteer management of AMC’s destination-based Information Volunteers and Volunteer Naturalists.  Volunteers provide critical support in supplementing the efforts of staff during peak periods throughout our North Country destinations fulfilling the public service mission of the AMC.  Information Volunteers provide detailed information to visitors regarding trail conditions, appropriate gear, planning a trip, safety in the mountains, weather and snow conditions, and natural history information.  Volunteer Naturalists provide natural or cultural history information and programs and answer natural history and other questions from the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly communicate with volunteers regarding available volunteer opportunities, events, and AMC news.
  • Arrange volunteer coverage to fulfill the needs of 15 different AMC destinations.
  • Maintain volunteer databases, updating volunteer information and entering service reports
  • Recruit, interview, accept, and train new volunteers.
  • Complete year-end reports and volunteer hour tallies
  • Update volunteer materials at year end and set up of systems for the new year
  • Coordinate, plan, and lead trainings, special events, and other projects as needed
  • Work with a volunteer steering committee and staff to propose and implement program improvements.


  • Self motivated and reliable
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  •  Previous volunteer or volunteer management experience desirable
  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well in a professional work environment and when interacting with the public
  • Proficient computer skills: database management, spreadsheets, word processing, fax, copier
  • Familiarity and interest in the environmental issues, trails, and back-country recreation in the  White Mountain area is desirable

Physical Abilities required:  work is performed in a standard office setting.  Ability to travel safely in the backcountry in all weather conditions is preferred.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.

Compensation $9.75 per hour

To Apply For more information, please see the employment area of our website at www.outdoors.org/employment

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to amcjob190@outdoors.org or mail to: Chris Thayer, Director for North Country Programming & Outreach Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH   03575

No phone calls please.

This position will remain open until filled.  Employment will begin as soon as possible.

 “The Appalachian Mountain Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in our workplace.”