Volunteering

WHPA is a 100% volunteer organization. We need your help!
We are looking for volunteers to help us with the following ongoing projects and programs:

  • Trail maintenance
  • Trail adoption (Trail Steward)
  • Invasive-plant-eradication workdays
  • Fundraising
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Leading or co-leading hikes
  • Photography
  • Education programming
  • ...and more!
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    Click here to learn more about our current ongoing projects.

    If you are interested in getting involved at any level, please click here to download our Volunteer Information and Application Form so we can mesh your skills with our needs.  Or contact us at whpa@sover.net.

    Some of WHPA’s dedicated and skilled trail workers

    Some of WHPA’s dedicated and skilled trail workers

    In Memory - Ray Hitchcock

    Tribute to Ray Hitchcock,
    dedicated Pinnacle volunteer.
    Read tribute here.

    Ray Hitchcock, out on the trails in his Tracker wheelchair.

    Jeff Nugent Is Pinnacle’s
    2018 Volunteer of the Year!

    Stewardship Chair Sarah Waldo presents a few thank-you goodies to mapper, artist, and trail steward Jeff Nugent, WHPA’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

    Stewardship Chair Sarah Waldo presents a few thank-you goodies to mapper, artist, and trail steward Jeff Nugent, WHPA’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

    At the 2018 Annual Meeting, WHPA Co-Chair and Trail Steward Chair Sarah Waldo recognized Jeff Nugent as the Pinnacle Association’s Volunteer of the Year.

    A professional GIS/mapping specialist working for the Windham Regional Commission [WRC] since 1995, Jeff Nugent has worked with the Forest Service to open up backcountry trails and taught map reading at Keene State College.  An avid outdoorsman who skis, bikes, and kayaks, Jeff began a growing relationship with the Pinnacle Association both through a grant WHPA and WRC had received to map the parcels along the Windmill Hill ridgeline and through his association with then WHPA Board Member Arthur Westing.

    Over the years Jeff has continued to make, update, and improve the maps that are available at the trailheads and on the Pinnacle website, as well as maps for the Putney Mountain Association, and produced the wonderful view sketches at the Pinnacle cabin and the Monadnock-Sunapee viewpoint that he created so people might better understand what they were looking at and where they were standing.

    For at least 15 years Jeff has also been a dedicated trail steward for the Ridgeline Trail that runs from Putney Mountain to the Pinnacle cabin.  Most recently, he created a Pinnacle link on the online Trail Finder website, where outdoor enthusiasts can locate maps and trails in VT and NH. Jeff’s dedication to WHPA and his mapping skills have helped educate hikers about the world around them and made their outdoor experiences more comfortable and meaningful.

    Thank you, Jeff, for all you do!

    Volunteers are the backbone of WHPA. We invite you to make your Pinnacle experience more complete by offering your expertise as a walk leader, trails worker, other volunteer, or program participant and photographer. We are always looking for feedback on our programs and trails. We welcome your input and participation.