On behalf of the millions of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we thank the Senate and House Appropriation Committees for meeting with and responding to our request for prioritizing trail inclusive funding in the FY22 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations legislation. As discussions between the House and Senate are underway to reconcile the legislation for final passage, and enactment, we request that final legislation include the preferred funding levels and report language outlined below.Read More
On behalf of American Hiking Society and the 57 million strong hiking community who enjoy the trails and green spaces in their communities, we write in support of the following legislation under consideration by the committee which will support hikers, trails, public lands, and the outdoors by expanding equitable outdoor access.
S. 2887, Outdoors for All Act
S. 1269 Environmental Justice in Recreation Permitting Act
S. 1229 Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act)
S. 2258 Parks, Jobs, and Equity Act
On behalf of American Hiking Society (AHS) and the 57 million strong hiking community we thank the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) for the opportunity to participate in the public listening sessions and submit comments on how DOI can advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through recreation opportunities as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.Read More
Letter in support of H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, which will support hikers, trails, public lands, and the outdoors by expanding equitable outdoor access, providing natural climate solutions, and supporting economic growth.Read More
PDF Version of Letter October 21, 2021 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Steny Hoyer Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 2051 Re: Support for Trails in Reconciliation Legislation To Address Equitable Access and Natural Climate Solutions Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader…Read More
Alternative Break Scholarship Application The American Hiking Society Alternative Break Scholarship grants your school group the opportunity to participate in a 2022 Alternative Break. If selected, your group will participate in a week-long service trip that provides leadership training, team-building opportunities, outdoor skills instruction from leaders in the field, and critical conservation work to a…Read More
American Hiking Society (AHS) and the 44 million strong hiking community submit comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on how the USDA, including Forest Service, can advance racial justice and equity for underserved communities as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.Read More
Thank you for your interest in Volunteer Vacations! There are three ways to sign up for an upcoming trip:
- Register Online: Narrow down your trip selection by date, state, difficulty level, or accommodations by using the dropdowns above. Or click the FIND TRIP button above to view a chronological listing of upcoming trips. Fill out the registration form on the event page to submit your registration electronically. (If registering with a credit card with an international address, please contact us at 800-972-8608 ext. 704)
- Register by Mail: Download the 2017 Volunteer Vacations Registration Form, fill out, and submit to: AHS Volunteer Vacations, 8605 Second Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
- Register by Phone: Call toll free at (800) 972-8608 ext. 704 to register or if you would like assistance selecting a trip, or have additional questions.