Stewardship Volunteers


Unfortunately, due to the lingering Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Stewardship Volunteer Program is closed to the public.
The program has remained open to current and emeritus Volunteer Crew Leaders and long-term dedicated volunteers, all of whom are already trained in trail project skills. We hope to open the Stewardship Volunteer Program to the public again in 2022. Check back for updated information.

 

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 567 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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.

WHAT 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.

All youth 17 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
We love pets, but please leave them home when you come to volunteer for their safety and yours.

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: The Stewardship Assistant at 207-288-3934 or email us.

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 Assistant, Nikki Burtis at 207-288-3934 or by email 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.

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 volunteeracadia@nps.gov.