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.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Hut Staff
Volunteers are often needed on Saturdays and Sundays as well as during busy periods (like Christmas and February Vacation) from either 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM or 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM to assist the hut crew with serving meals, setting, clearing & cleaning the dining room, washing dishes, and other general indoor and outdoor tasks, as well as being available to help guests better understand the organization. Dinner or lunch will be offered at no charge when you work a 4-hour shift. If you would like to volunteer for two 4-hour shifts (8 hours total, either the same day or two days in a row), you can spend the night at the hut for just $25, which covers the cost of your three meals.
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.
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 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
Starting in mid-May, we'll be working on the gardens at Poplar, Flagstaff, and Grand Falls Huts. If you have a green thumb and want to get out to the huts early, we could use your help.
Trail Work Weekends
Save the date! By popular demand, we'll be offering four volunteer weekends throughout the year:
Spring Trail Work Weekends:
June 2nd-4th at Flagstaff Hut & June 9th-11th at Stratton Brook Hut >>
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!