volunteer Volunteer

Many Hands Make Beautiful Work.

We can always use extra hands on Grandfather Mountain to help out, and we greatly value everyone who contributes their time to take care of the mountain.

A volunteer program was introduced in 2014 to give our supporters a hands-on way to know the gratification that comes from introducing others to the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. Participants go through a training program and, depending on the role they train to perform, are asked to pledge as many as 50 hours of service during the year.

volunteer VolunteerWe always need hospitality volunteers to welcome our guests and answer questions about the facilities. Animal ambassadors are needed to interact with visitors and provide information on the wildlife in our habitats. We hope some of our volunteers will want to aid our environmental educators in program set-up and support or help our rangers lead guided hikes. Finally, we always need help with projects that require more physical ability like landscaping and trail maintenance.

Click here to read descriptions of the different volunteer opportunities.

Download the volunteer application and email the completed form to volunteer@grandfather.com.

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  • I was amazed with the scenery and the way the mountains just made my mouth drop in awe and wonder.  I have began hiking as a hobby lately after having a major back surgery in January 2010.  Now after coming there I have a new goal to hike up MacRae Peak so we will be coming back in a few months  and hopefully bring more people with us.  We really enjoyed the natural habitat and the bears. You people really know how to entertain us. The staff was very very and a special thanks to Jill on top of the Mountain at the Swinging Bridge for explaining the points and mountains to us.  She is to be my tour guide when I come back !
    Troutman, NC
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