Are you interested in helping protect and preserve Acadia through the gift of time? Perhaps you want to learn a new skill, meet new people, and get outside? Whatever inspires you, we invite you to join us! Preserving and protecting Acadia depends on people like you.

Since 1986, Friends of Acadia has been inspiring park lovers to give back to this magnificent place. There are many ways you can become a friend of Acadia – by volunteering, attending an event, becoming a member, or raising an important issue with elected officials.

We provide the tools and support to ensure that the park receives the most benefit from your efforts. Together, we can make a difference.

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Volunteering at Take Pride in Acadia Event 2020

Take Pride in Acadia


—Jim Vekasi, Acadia National Park, Chief of Maintenance from 1992 through 2011

I see the impact of our Friends’ efforts every time I walk the trails, ride the carriage roads, or catch the Island Explorer. We could not have made the tremendous improvements of the past 25 years without them. From both a park manager’s and park lover’s view, I am deeply grateful to Friends of Acadia.

CJ Lammers, Volunteer, Take Pride in Acadia Day 2020

There's nothing better than working outside with friends I love, caring for a place I love. I'll keep volunteering for Take Pride in Acadia Day every chance I get!