Interested in becoming a member of Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards?

Please note that if you already a SAMS member you can contribute more on our donation page.

SAMS is a member driven organization so we’re glad you’re interested in becoming a member.  We also rely on dues for a substantial portion of our budget.  Below are the different levels of contribution that you can make when you become, or renew, your membership with the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards.  These different types of membership obviously don’t affect your standing in the organization, all members participate as equals in SAMS.

No Charge: Scholarship
$10: Membership
$25: SAMS Booster
$50: Silver Mountain Steward
$100: Gold Mountain Steward
Above $100: Platinum Mountain Steward

Ways to pay your dues and become a member:

1. The easiest way may be to visit us at our office with cash or your checkbook.  Our office is located at 511 Main Street, Appalachia, Virginia. We are across the street from the Appalachia town offices building. 2. You can mail us a check, made out to “VO” with “SAMS donation” in the memo line.  VO, or Virginia Organizing is our fiscal sponsor, but it’s very important that you put “SAMS Donation” in the memo line, otherwise the money won’t go to us. When you mail in your dues, please also attach a letter including your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if you have one) so that we can be in touch with you about future events.

Send all letters to:
Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards
P.O. Box 905
Appalachia, VA 24216

3. Dues can be paid online through our fiscal sponsor, Virginia Organizing.  If you pay your dues online, please be sure that you fill out the online form properly, noting that this is a donation to SAMS in the section marked “Designation”. Click this link to send us your dues through VO.  Also, please be sure to send us a copy of the confirmation e-mail you receive so that we will know, in a timely manner, that you sent in your dues.

Our e-mail address is

Thanks for becoming a member of SAMS, we’re glad you’re in the fight with us!

**Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards operates under the umbrella of Virginia Organizing  (VO). VO is officially registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P. O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23209.  You can write to this Department for all relevant financial statements and procedures regarding the solicitation of contributions.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.Unfortunately, online donations are not tax deductable.If you would like for your contribution to be tax deductable it must be by check made out to VO with a memo “SAMS donation”.Thank you!