Volunteer

Many Hands Make Beautiful Work.

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

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

We are looking for hospitality volunteers to welcome our guests and answer questions about the facilities, as well as animal ambassadors to interact with visitors and provide information on the animals in our environmental wildlife habitats. Volunteers can also 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, complete it, and email it to volunteer coordinator Lesley Platek at volunteer@grandfather.com. For more information, call (828) 733-2013.

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What a delight to experience a cool breeze at the top of the mountain on a hot, hot day!  It was a wonderful visit and one we will definitely repeat now that we know this great place is so close to home!


Kathy
Hillsville, VA
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