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Hut Volunteers

Volunteer Ambassador (VA)

  • Time: usually 10 am to 2 pm (includes free lunch)
  • Purpose: Supplement and augment staff hospitality to enhance guest experience
  • Procedure: Check in with staff upon arrival and ask for their list
  • Responsibilities may include
    • Greet guests, but stay alert to people who want to keep to themselves.
    • Promote membership as a response to enthusiasm expressed for hut, system, staff, etc. (be careful not to do this gratuitously).
    • Tend fire including topping up wood supply, kindling and fire-starter materials (fire starter and kindling in basement).
    • Wipe down tables and chairs as needed.
    • When special requests arise, help staff as needed.

Volunteer Hut Staff (VHS)

  • Time usually overnight- 4 pm to 10 am next day ($25/night volunteer rate)
  • Purpose: Augment staff in virtually all staff responsibilities
  • ProcedureCheck in with staff upon arrival and ask for their priorities. Sample responsibilities in order of possibility / probability and interest:
  • Responsibilities may include:
    • Dishwashing
    • Food prep help like peeling potatoes, etc.
    • Setting tables for dinner and breakfast
    • Cleaning, washing down tables in dining room
    • Dusting and wiping down chairs, benches and window sills
    • Dusting throughout living areas of huts
    • Sweeping floors; washing floors
    • Firewood replenishment
    • Straightening and organizing library common area

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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Spring: All Huts - 3/30-6/21

Fall: All Huts - 10/15-12/13


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.

Sign Repair & Maintenance

Our trail signs are made from native white cedar planks donated by Fontaine Lumber. The signs are cut to length by the trail crew and volunteers, sanded and corners rounded, then stained before heading to Winterstick Snowboards to be lettered by their talented snowboard engineers. Signs on the trail are exposed to UV rays and all kinds of weather. We keep them fresh by applying a coat of Thompson's Water Seal every year. If you have any interest in hiking hut to hut with a bucket and a paint brush, we'd love to use your sign preserving talent! Give us a call and we'll get you set up!

Special Events

Volunteers are occasionally needed to assist staff during special events like the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge or annual Fall BBQ. Sign up to receive volunteer notifications by email using the link above, and let us know if you are interested in lending a hand!

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, rain gear, bug repellent, water and snacks. Groups are always welcome! 

Please call our office to make your reservation (207) 264-2400 for Trail Work Weekends. 

Trail Work Weekends

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Winter 2018/19 Trail Work Weekends:

To join us for current or future projects, please call our office to make your reservation:               207-264-2400. We look forward to seeing you.
Standard volunteer cost applies.


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