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Volunteer Recognition

We appreciate the efforts of all Appalachian Trail volunteers! These extraordinary individuals donate 200,000 hours of work every year.

Volunteer Spotlight

Highlighting the contributions of Appalachian Trail volunteers who work in the field or behind the scenes to protect,
manage, and maintain the Trail and provide inspiration and education to others.

Sandra Ragsdale

February 2015

Tom Banks

January 2015
Appalachian Trail Recognition Programs

The NPS-Appalachian National Scenic Trail office (known as NPS-APPA) and the ATC have several programs available to recognize volunteers. Nominations are made through local A.T. maintaining clubs, A.T. Communities, and through work with ATC programs. 

A.T. Recognition Resources
Recognition Nomination Form

yearly volunteer recognition

in memoriam