Appalachian Mountain Club

Hiking Leader Resources

Would you like to be Leader?

The Hiking Committee is always looking for volunteer leaders.  If you would like to be a leader, please contact the chair by sending an email to  New members should complete five AMC hikes prior to volunteering.  Referrals from experienced leaders are recommended.  Co-leads will be set up by the chair or the volunteer can ask a leader they know directly.  Wilderness First Aid is not required, but recommended.  The cost of the class, offered by the Chapter, will be reimbursed by the Hiking Committee. Please check out the Chapter Education page for more information on training sessions.

Short Notice Hikes through Meetup

Only current leaders can submit a hike on the Chapter’s Meetup site.  In addition, the leader needs to have a free account with Meetup.  The use of photos is strongly recommended.  The Chapter’s group is called Appalachian Mountain Club New York North Jersey Hiking.  Leaders also must be designated as co-organizers in order to schedule a Meetup activity.  Leaders who wish to be co-organizers can send an email to the Chair.  Once this is done, click on Schedule a new Meetup and follow the instructions.  All the hike codes and transportation codes are available but it is easier to use Meetups directions.  Most of the hike meeting places come up automatically.  Please also put down meeting time, rather than using AMC codes.

Volunteer Release Agreements

Every hike participant must sign the Volunteer Release agreement.  A reminder and an electronic copy will be sent to all hike leaders who have activities in the published online schedule.  Anyone who submits a short notice hike must download a copy themselves.  The Release agreement may be found here.  All leaders must either, scan, photograph and email forms to and  Mailed agreements should be sent to:

Rich Siegelman
504 King Place
Landing, NJ 07850-1220