Appalachian Voices Hires Volunteer Coordinator

Shelly Connor is the membership and volunteer coordinator for Appalachian Voices. She has worked for 6 years in the non-profit sector in many capacities. Shelly earned her BA degree in Biology and MS degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. Her previous experience includes working as a volunteer coordinator for two after school programs and a volunteer clearinghouse in Missoula, MT. She also worked as a Citizen Outreach Director where she ran a door-to-door fundraising campaign for Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG), Sierra Club and the Human Rights Campaign, as well as worked on membership development for MontPIRG. Shelly is excited to be part of Appalachian Voices and looks forward to working with the members and volunteers.

Appalachian Volunteers Update

Our summer volunteers and interns are doing great things here at Appalachian Voices. Our volunteers and interns work on everything from program development to stuffing envelopes, all necessary to accomplish as much as we do.
Christine Jolley, Duke Stanbeck intern, Beck Barger and Grant Crider, ASU interns surveyed and compiled results for our “Managing Your Woodlands” handbook. They surveyed over 120 people and are gearing up to help create the second edition, which will be released this fall.
Erica Palmer, ASU intern, put together our Mountaintop Removal kits and assisted with research for the Appalachian Treasures Project. Brenda Huggins assisted with the Appalachian Treasures Project, calling and scheduling presentations in Tennessee and Minnesota. Erica Palmer, Maggie Gulick and Theo Saslow, ASU interns are busy organizing individuals across North Carolina to introduce county and town resolutions opposing changes to the Clean Air Act.
Let’s not forget all of the volunteers who helped with the spring mailing: Erica Palmer, Beck Barger, Maggie Gulick, David Ponder and Theo Saslow.
We can always use more help. If you are interested in becoming an intern or volunteer, please contact Shelly at or (828) 262-1500.

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