Volunteer Opportunities at Maine Huts & Trails


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As a small nonprofit organization, Maine Huts & Trails relies on a strong support team of volunteers to help make the mission a reality. Whether it’s a volunteer trail day, helping out at the huts, or working at the annual Nordic Ski Race, our volunteers work hard and have lots of fun. Volunteering is also a great way to get out on the trails and into the huts and become a vital part of our growing community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Learn more about our goals by reading our mission statement >>

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Hut Caretakers

Maine Huts & Trails is seeking volunteer hut caretakers during self-service season. Caretakers live at the huts for a period of two to twelve weeks, with room and board provided. This is a unique opportunity to live rent-free and off-the-grid, with a recreational playground at your fingertips! Kayaking, canoeing, biking, hiking, and camping are right out your door. Caretakers welcome visitors, and must be attentive to the cleanliness and maintenance of the hut. The caretaker will ideally be an outgoing person who enjoys sustainable living and outdoor recreation and appreciates the Maine outdoors.

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Volunteers are needed periodically to help with duties in the Kingfield office. Projects include inventory tracking, data entry, general organizational tasks, and more! You'll get an up-close look at the inner workings of the organization, and will be encouraged to share your ideas and expertise.


We have new trail signs! They're cut and carved, and now they need to be painted. If you have a steady hand and a few extra hours, we'd love to have your help getting our new signs ready for the trail.

Special Events

Volunteers are occasionally needed to assist staff during special events like our Ski Race and Member BBQ. For helping us, you will receive a voucher for a free overnight stay.

Trail Work

Trail projects range from light and easy to heavy and demanding. Volunteers will be guided by the trail crew, so all levels of experience are welcome. In addition, any necessary training and tools will be provided. Each volunteer is asked to wear appropriate boots and bring gloves, bug repellent, water and food. Volunteers on site for an entire day will be recognized with a MH&T hat. Groups are always welcome!
For more information on volunteering for Maine Huts & Trails, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sue Davis

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Wood Stacking

Fall is in the air, so we'll be hard at work stacking wood at the huts until the snow flies! Dates are flexible, so please contact Sue Davis to schedule a time that works for you. 

Trail Work Weekends

Save the date! By popular demand, we'll be offering four volunteer weekends throughout the year:

Spring Trail Work Weekends: Thanks to all the hardworking volunteers who helped get the trails ready for summer! To see all their hard work, check out the video from the Stratton Brook Weekend >>

Fall Trail Work Weekends: 

October 13th-15th at Grand Falls Hut & October 27th-29th at Poplar Hut >>

To join, fill out the volunteer application below before making your reservation.

Apply to Become a Volunteer

Ready to get started? Fill out the form and let us know how you are interested in helping out and when you are available!