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.

Webinar: Advocacy Updates

Obstacles arise everyday that threaten the Appalachian Trail. Join ATC’s Director of Federal Policy and Legislation, Brendan Mysliwiec on Wednesday, March 4 at 12 p.m. EST for an online webinar about the actions being taken to preserve the Trail, strengthen its communities, and conserve the Wild East landscape. Visit the ATC Advocacy webpage for more information.

Please use the following form in registering for this event.

Trail Safe

Trail Safe! is a unique safety program designed specifically for National Park Service trail volunteers. It's based on NPS Operational Leadership Training, where the human factor of safety is explored. 

The following eight lessons should be watched in order. The sessions range from 18 minutes to 40 minutes, or can be "binge watched"in 3 hours. Please report Trail Safe! training completion so we can send you a certificate and SPE/GAR Card. 

#2 Effective Leadership (20 minutes)

#4 Mission Analysis (28 minutes)

#5 Stress and Performance (27 minutes)
#6 Situational Awareness (16 minutes)
#7 Decision Making (13 minutes)