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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.

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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  • Everyone needs to wash their spirit clean where nature heals and gives strength to both body and soul. Grandfather Mountain has been a place that has helped me reconnect with nature every time I hike his trails. I can feel him whispering to me each visit, or while I'm just sitting on the side of the mountain seeking nothing but a cool breeze and the quiet he offers. I raised my two children on those trails, teaching them we are just caretakers of this wonderful place and it must be protected for the generations that follow. This place is special and GM never lets me down. We must continue to protect this sacred place and be sure that 100 years from now, all his beauty remains the same for those who follow.
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