You can Help Preserve and Protect Acadia with the Gift of Time

How much good can get done on a Saturday morning?

At our signature volunteer events, such Earth Day Roadside Cleanup on the last Saturday in April and Take Pride in Acadia Day on the first Saturday in November, it turns out a lot! For many people, these events have become an annual sign of the season, as essential as the first robin of spring or the first skim of ice on Acadia’s ponds each fall.

Acadia National Park was created by the individual efforts of people who loved this place and were motivated to care for it. Today, you can be a part of this legacy by volunteering in the park with Friends of Acadia.

Whether you volunteer for a few hours, a few months, or year after year, you’ll see a new side of Acadia, feel a deeper connection to the park, and leave this national treasure a little better than you found it.

Many hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year on essential projects. Together, they make a real and lasting difference for Acadia National Park. There are many ways to put your skills and interests to work for the park.

View or download our VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PDF for a brief synopsis about volunteering with Friends of Acadia. Or, visit our events page to learn more about volunteer opportunities at our signature events.

Stewardship Volunteers

Volunteers are needed on Acadia’s trails and carriage roads. Come for a morning, a season, or a lifetime! All are welcome & no experience is necessary. It’s not only important… it’s fun!

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Wild Gardens of Acadia

Established in 1962, the Wild Gardens offer park visitors an award-winning microcosm of Acadia’s varied plant communities in a serene brookside setting.

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Acadia Winter Trails Association

The crushed-stone surfaces of Acadia’s carriage roads make them ideal for cross country skiing in the wintertime. Add the park’s spectacular scenery and trail grooming by the volunteers of the Acadia Winter Trails Association, and it is no wonder that skiing is a highlight of the season for many area residents and winter visitors.

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Membership & Office Volunteers

Join this fun group of Friends of Acadia member-volunteers at the membership table at the Jordan Pond House.

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