Volunteer Training


Want to increase your skill set? We offer training sessions and workshops to volunteers each year.


Each year, we partner with Trail clubs and government agencies to conduct workshops for current and new volunteers. Workshops cover basic maintenance, sawyer certification, rock work, winch skills, wilderness first aid, environmental monitoring and more.

Corridor Monitoring Workshop

  • Dates: 10 – 10 Nov, 2018
  • Location: Hopewell Junction, New Jersey, United States
  • Address: 781 Hortontown Road
  • Contact: Ryan Seltzer
  • Email: [email protected]
  • How to find us: Appalachian Trail - RPH Cabin

Join the New York - New Jersey Trail Conference for a corridor monitoring workshop on Saturday, November 10 from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. 

Corridor monitoring helps protect the area the Appalachian Trail passes through including the boundary of the property it occupies. 

This course helps you gain, or brush up on, the skills necessary to a Trail Conference Corridor Monitor Volunteer. Skills include reading survey maps and navigating off trail using a compass and GPS, recognizing land encroachments and illegal use, preserving access to survey monuments, and reporting conditions.

Advanced registration required, please use this link in registering for this  workshop. Space is limited.


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  1. John | Nov 20, 2018
    Thank you!

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