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Stewardship Volunteers

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!

Season end dates: September 30th is the last day for Saturday sessions and October 31st is the last day for Tuesday and Thursday sessions. Please come in costume on Halloween to celebrate the final drop-in day of the season!

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.

GROUPS: If your group has more than 5 volunteers, please contact the Acadia National Park Volunteer Coordinator beforehand to help plan appropriate projects. For large groups, special work projects can be scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Dianna McKeage: 207-288-8716 or dianna_mckeage@nps.gov Please note that Dianna is furloughed for 3 months during the winter.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact the Friends of Acadia Stewardship Coordinator (formerly senior field crew leader). 207-288-3934 or stewardship@friendsofacadia.org This position works mid-April through mid-November. You may also contact the Friends of Acadia Conservation Projects Manager, Paige Steele, at 207-288-3340 or paige@friendsofacadia.org

SCHOODIC: For seasonal volunteer opportunities at the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park, please contact the Acadia National Park Volunteer Coordinator, Dianna McKeage: 207-288-8716 or dianna_mckeage@nps.gov Please note that Dianna is furloughed for 3 months during the winter.