Museum Host & Volunteer Gathering

at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary

Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

For anyone interested in becoming a Museum Host

at the Sanctuary or Fort Hill; or serving in another volunteer capacity


What is a Museum Host?

Museum Hosts welcome the general public, help orient them to the preserves’ hiking trails, and interpret the outstanding natural geological features of Fort Hill and the Highlands Nature Sanctuary at the sites’ educational museums. Museum hosts work weekends during the April through October Museum season, covering shifts that range from 5 – 7 hours a day, and ideally working an average of one day a month. Lodging is available on a first come first served basis at Ash Ayden, the Sanctuary’s volunteer bungalow on Cave Road.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities include trail cutting and trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, mowing and landscaping, office work and assistance with building maintenance. This Volunteer Orientation Day welcomes anyone considering volunteer work at the  Arc of Appalachia of any kind and wanting to learn more about our organization.

Advanced Training for Returning Museum Hosts 

The event also includes advanced training and guided hikes for Returning Museum Hosts, giving us a chance to review our work last season and benefit from your input and suggestions for advancing the Host program and its visitor services. Where would we be without you all?

Questions? Contact Kayla Hanning at 937-365-1935 or