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Jobs & Internships

Thank you for your interest in working for Lookout Mountain Conservancy.

Career Opportunities

VISTA Volunteer Coordinator – Lookout Mountain Conservancy

Location of Service: Chattanooga-Lookout Mountain Conservancy

Office Address: 3085 Broad St., Chattanooga, TN 37408

Mailing Address: PO Box 76, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350



Goal of the Project:

The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will build LMC’s capacity for conservation and education that serves impoverished communities historically impacted by environmental injustices by developing a sustainable volunteer recruitment and management system for LMC.

  • Assess the current volunteer recruitment and management systems
  • Refine or develop standards and procedures for recruiting, engaging, and stewarding volunteers
  • Write volunteer task descriptions
  • Set up outreach systems and build partnerships with community organizations
  • Coordinate volunteer events and activities
  • Develop targeted marketing materials to spread the word about LMC’s volunteer opportunities

The VISTA member in this position will have the opportunity to gain the following skills/credentials:

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Social media strategies and design
  • Event planning


  • 18+ years and high school diploma/GED
  • Technical knowledge related to:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Google Workspace
    • Creating/Developing social media content
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work independently
  • Work in a creative team structure
  • Work in a small office setting in close proximity to other staff or people
  • Sit at a computer for long periods of time, climb stairs, and carry up to 50 pounds



Program: VISTA

Organization: Lookout Mountain Conservancy

Organization Type: Non-profit

Term Length: 12 months

Average Hours: Full-time, 35-40 hours/week

Focus: Capacity Building – Conservation, Education, Recreation

Populations Served: All

Core Activities: Volunteer Recruitment and Development, Community Outreach, Social Media, Event Coordination

Service Environment: Both indoor and outdoor

Living Allowance: $22,881

Education Award: $6,895 (or $1,800 cash stipend at end of service)

Relocation Benefit: up to $750 (if moving >50 miles)

Other Benefits: AmeriCorps Healthcare Allowance or Benefit Plan, AmeriCorps Childcare Benefit, Non-competitive eligibility upon completion of service


Equity and Inclusion: Lookout Mountain Conservancy (LMC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will take action to ensure that members and employees are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, romantic/sexual orientation, age, handicap, cultural or religious convictions. LMC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the recruitment/employment process.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for great volunteers. Read how past volunteers have contributed and check out our volunteer opportunities for ideas on how we can work together.

Join us and leave your mark on the Mountain.

Lydia with interns

Lydia on Lookout

Lookout Mountain has been a part of Lydia McWilliams’ life for 20 years, since the time her parents purchased a home and chose to raise their family on the mountain.

Three years ago, when Lydia left town for Baylor College, she didn’t realize how much she would miss the Mountain. She contacted CEO Robyn Carlton last spring, and asked if there was something she could do. Her timing was serendipitous. Just that week, Robyn had posted an announcement with local colleges, in search of a summer intern.

Thank you, Lydia for leaving your mark on the Mountain and on us.

For information on Lookout Mountain Conservancy’s Summer 2022 Internship opportunities, contact

Dawson, Ryan and Ellie

The All Girls Volunteer Corps

Three years ago, three friends, Dawson, Ryan and Ellie, pulled up at the Old Wahautchie Pike parking lot ready to volunteer for trail work on the mountain. They have returned every summer since.

Always prepared for a full day’s work, they arrive early in the morning, pitching in wherever needed: cutting back forest overgrowth, hauling rocks, identifying and destroying invasives and creating a sense of teamwork in playing games with our many youth volunteers. Thank you Dawson, Ryan and Ellie for three years of your muscle on the Mountain.

interns learning about cement mixing and looking intently at the cement

Work on the mountain provides life-skills for our participating interns.

Help us grow

Every day there are high school students waiting to join our conservation programs, families wanting to save their lands and miles of trails to be maintained.

Help us grow our community impact.

If you would like to sponsor an internship or staff position, please email or call Robyn Carlton, CEO, at 423-424-3882.