Harriman Information Volunteer Training

Date and Time

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019


New York, Highlands Region,


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


AMC is looking for new Information Volunteers for the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center for the 2019 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, monitor campsites, and may lead nature walks and activities. 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 typically serve on weekend days only, late May through mid-October. Volunteers on Saturdays typically help for a full day (9:00-5:30 with a long lunch break), while Sunday volunteers focus on morning (9:00-1:00). Fridays can be busy as well, and volunteers are welcome to help with arriving weekend guests, from 3:00-7:00. Commitment: Commit to volunteering at least 32 hours per year, for at least three years. Participate in a training weekend each spring for the first two years as a volunteer, and once every three years after that. 2019 Training: The volunteer training weekend will be held at AMC's Mohican Outdoor Center, in New Jersey, April 12-14. 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 Submit your completed application by January 31st for first consideration. Applications may be accepted through March if space is available. Benefits: Receive free meals and retail discounts while volunteering! Please note that this volunteer opportunity is for the daytime hours only (overnight lodging is not provided). For more information, please contact Kyra Salancy, AMC's Outdoor Program Centers Volunteer Coordinator, at or 603-278-3820.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $40 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



Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center


Adults (18+)