Environment Appalachian Trail Volunteer Trail Crew
Maine Trail Crew
Dream of working on the Appalachian Trail in Maine? Learn about this exceptional volunteer opportunity:
Join the Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you.
Work, hike and live in some of the wildest places left in the Eastern U.S. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize Griphoist® rigging equipment, and hand tools to build stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls to repair the Appalachian Trail.
Persons of age 18 or older – of all backgrounds – are welcome. Enthusiasm, good health, energy and adaptability are vital. Willingness to follow instructions, comply with safety rules, and share camp chores is essential. Experience helps, but we teach trail skills here.
Transportation to and from Bangor International Airport and Bus Terminals
Tents and packs are provided if needed
Housing and meals are provided, including off time between work sessions
Days off Housing is on an island in Branns Mill Pond, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
Make new friends
Learn new trail skills
Lots of hiking on the Appalachian Trail and elsewhere
Build works in stone to last for the ages
Stay in mountain-side campsites
See Maine moose and hear the loons
Recreational trips to the mountains, ocean and lakes on days off
Receive a Maine Trail Crew T-shirt
Feel great about what you have done for the Appalachian Trail.
Time Frame: June 26 to August 23, 2018 – You are welcome to join us for one or more weeks! Sorry, no pets are allowed. Work includes weekends.
How to ApplyTo Reserve your space: Maine Trail Crew Holly Sheehan 231 Maine Avenue Portland, ME 04103 firstname.lastname@example.org
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