Our volunteer orientations are designed to give you all the information you need about a particular volunteer activity. It is a great opportunity to meet with the coordinator, learn about the activity, and meet other volunteers. Please feel free to attend any or all orientations.

All orientations are held at the Visitor Center or at the Daniel Smiley Research Center*. If you want to get involved but cannot attend a scheduled orientation, please call as some coordinators will provide individual training.

To RSVP or for more information, please call or email Andy Reynolds at 845-255-0919 x1269 or

Please note: New volunteers should email us at to register. 

2016 Volunteer Orientation and Training

Date Volunteer Group Time
Saturday, February 27th Administrative/Special Events 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Saturday, March 5th Climate Trackers* 1PM - 5PM
Saturday, March 12th Interpretive Guides 9:30AM - 2PM
  Photographers 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Saturday, March 19th Phenology 9AM - 1PM
  Backcountry Patrol 1PM - 4:30PM
Thursday, March 31st Gardeners 10:00AM - Noon
Saturday, April  2nd Trailkeepers 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Wednesday, April 6th Educators 9:30AM - 1PM
Saturday, April 9th Bike Patrol/GUMBA 10AM - 4PM
Saturday, April 23rd Hike Leaders 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Trainings and orientations are subject to change due to inclement weather, so if in doubt, please call the Visitor Center at 845-255-0919.