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Harriman Information Volunteer Training

Date and Time

Friday, April 20, 2018 - Sunday, April 22, 2018

Location

New York, Highlands Region,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.




Overview

AMC is looking for new Information Volunteers for the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center for the 2018 operating season (May-October). Harriman Outdoor Center offers hiking, paddling, and camping opportunities in the heart of Harriman State Park at Breakneck Pond. Information Volunteers (Info Vols) are passionate about helping people enjoy the outdoors and learn about the natural world. They greet guests in a friendly manner, orient them to the facility, and offer advice about hiking trails and outdoor activity planning. Info Vols also provide information about conservation and natural history, help guests at the waterfront with boats and equipment, promote AMC membership, and may lead nature walks (with additional training). Essential qualifications include experience hiking nearby trails; familiarity with the facility's lodging accommodations and outdoor activities; and an outgoing, friendly personality. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and pass an annual criminal background check. Schedule: Harriman Info Vols serve on weekends only, late May through mid-October. The typical weekend schedule is 9:00-1:00, lunch break, and 1:30-5:30. Commitment: Commit to volunteering at least 32 hours per year, for at least three years. Participate in a training weekend every spring for the first three years as a volunteer, and once every three years after that. 2018 Training: The volunteer training weekend will be held at Mohican Outdoor Center, in New Jersey, April 20-22. The majority of the weekend will include training sessions applicable to volunteering at any AMC Outdoor Program Center as well as a focus on the NY/NJ region. The last piece of the training weekend (starting mid-morning Sunday) will include a facility tour at Harriman Outdoor Center and training with the Harriman Manager. New Harriman Information Volunteers must participate in the entire weekend. Application Process: Request an application by emailing amcvolservices@outdoors.org. Submit your completed application by January 15th for first consideration. Benefits: Receive a free shuttle from Tuxedo Station, free meals and retail discounts while volunteering! Please note that this volunteer opportunity is for the day only (overnight lodging is not provided). For more information, please contact Kyra Salancy, AMC's Outdoor Program Centers Volunteer Coordinator, at amcvolservices@outdoors.org or 603-278-3820.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $40 member / $40 non-member
*The $40 fee is for the training weekend, and it includes lodging, meals, and all training sessions. Lodging is in shared bunkrooms.


Hike Planning at Breakneck Pond

Volunteering Type

Huts, Lodges, and Camps

Activities

Hiking
Education
Naturalist

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center

Audience

Adults (18+)