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Volunteering for Maine Huts & Trails is its own reward—the camaraderie with other volunteers and staff, the feeling of accomplishment and of making a difference, any excuse to be in such beautiful outdoor places. There are also tangible benefits attached to specific opportunities. Volunteering supports MH&T’s mission to create and operate a world-class system of back-country trails and eco-lodges for people-powered recreation to enhance the economy, communities, and environment of Maine’s Western Mountain region for the benefit or current and future generations.

Hut Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Lunch Staff

Hike into Poplar, Stratton Brook or Flagstaff Hut by 10, work till 2 or so and have lunch on us! You’ll be helping hut staff create the welcoming and quality experience for which we’re becoming so well known! Staff will lay out the help they need, from greeting guests and promoting membership to keeping tables neat and clean, tending the fireplace, straightening out games and books—maybe even moving some wood in the basement—who knows!

Volunteer Hut Staff-Overnight

Arrive at any of the four huts by 4, leave the next day by 10-12 to work 6-8 hours for a $25 overnight! Here again, you’ll be helping hut staff create our MH experience! Staff will orient you to the help they need, you’ll have dinner and breakfast with staff and guests, work hard and leave tired and happy! Dishwashing and food prep are very likely to be part of this gig!

Volunteer Hut Caretakers

Volunteer hut caretakers turn self-service season into some of our best guest experiences! Caretakers live at the huts for a period of two to twelve weeks, with room and board for one and lots of support. Along with the work associated with caretaking any valuable property, caretakers live rent-free and off-the-grid, with a recreational playground right outside the door.

Hut Caretaker Job Description
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SPRING 2019:

All Huts:  ( April 1st - June 19th )

FALL 2019:

Stratton Brook, Flagstaff, Grand Falls-  ( October 21st - December 18th )

Poplar-  (September 2nd - December 18th )

Other Volunteer Opportunities


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. Four or more hours can earn lunch vouchers.

Special Events

Volunteers are occasionally needed to assist staff during special events like the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge or annual Fall BBQ. Four or more hours can earn lunch vouchers.

Trail Work

This overnight is a full-service event, all meals and snacks included at the volunteer rate of $25/night per person. Trail projects range from light and easy to heavy and demanding. Volunteers are guided by the trail crew, so all levels of experience are welcome. Necessary training and tools are provided. Each volunteer wears appropriate boots and brings gloves, rain gear, bug repellent, water, and snacks. Work can sometimes includes sign repair and maintenance, both on the trail and working in workshop space in the huts. Groups are always welcome!

2019 Trail Work Weekends (TWW): 

  • Flagstaff Hut: ( May 31st - June 2nd )

  • Stratton Brook Hut: ( June 7th - 9th )

  • Poplar Hut: ( September 20th - 22nd )

Trail Work Project Informtation
Watch the 2017 Trail Work Video




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