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Stewardship Volunteers

Due to ongoing transportation and social distancing restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to offer drop-in volunteering to the public at this time.


Trails, Carriage Roads, & Other Outdoor Projects

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

WHAT: Volunteers assist with many projects in Acadia National Park, like cutting back vegetation along the trails and carriage roads, rebuilding small rock retaining walls, maintaining and rehabilitating hiking trails, maintaining historic vistas, and cleaning up at picnic and scenic areas.

WHEN: June through October (weather permitting)
Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday mornings
8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Check the upcoming project schedule!

WHERE: Acadia National Park Headquarters on

HOW:  Staff and volunteers will greet you on the front lawn of ANP Headquarters. They will provide you with tools, gloves, training, and transportation to the work site for the morning’s project.

33b_FOAVolunteers_hauling logsWHAT TO BRING & CLOTHING: Water, snack/lunch, and insect repellent. Dress in layers for variable Maine weather, and wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or exposed toes). Ticks carrying Lyme disease are very common in Maine. We recommend wearing long socks and light colored pants, which you can tuck into your socks, to prevent ticks from climbing under your clothing.

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dana Petersen at 207-288-3934 or Dana is the Friends of Acadia Stewardship Coordinator.

GROUPS: If you are a group with more than 5 volunteers and would like to schedule a service project with us please let us know using the form below. We work with service groups from across the country to be stewards of Acadia and would love to schedule a project with your group or organization. Please contact the Stewardship Coordinator, Dana Petersen at 207-288-3934 or if you have any questions about group service projects or the Stewardship Program. We can work with you group to find a project that fits both your needs and the needs of the park. 

Group Registration

SCHOODIC: For seasonal volunteer opportunities at the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park, please contact the Acadia National Park Volunteer Coordinator: (207)288-8716 or email