How Can I Help the MATC?

  • There are MANY opportunities for volunteers to help the MATC preserve and protect the Appalachian Trail in Maine, and have FUN to boot.
  • Volunteers with a variety of skills are needed ranging from light & heavy trail work to clerical to carpentry to computer database entry (register card data tabulation).
  • Help is always needed for work trips that could involve relocating trails, constructing lean-to’s, building bog bridges, building stone steps, painting blazes, general spring trail clean-up and working with the Maine Trail Crew.

Volunteers Needed

Register Box Monitors and
Register Data Entry Help needed


I am currently swamped with cards from the register boxes and other paperwork and I need some assistance. I am in need of a few volunteers who are willing to enter the information from these into a computer spreadsheet. If you are willing to help out, please contact Don Stack via the email or phone number listed below. I will mail you (which means you don’t need to live in Maine) a portion of the paperwork that I have and explain what information is needed from these forms entered into the spreadsheet. I look forward to hearing from you in this time of need. Thanks donstack@sacoriver.net or 207-749-0370.


The Maine Appalachian Trail club currently maintains thirteen register boxes along the trail, plus two other register boxes that are in place right now for a short two to three year period to evaluate trail usage between Monson and Abol Bridge.


Each one of these boxes needs a register box monitor and also a data entry volunteer.

The register box monitor’s are asked to make sure that the box is supplied with blank cards and pens or pencils and also to gather the cards that have been completed by the hiker and send them off to the data entry person for that register box. Depending upon the location of the register box, this task may require only a couple visits per year or once a month in order to keep the box supplied with cards.

Now that you know a little bit about the register box program, let me ask for a few volunteers for each part of this.

The only remaining opening for a monitor is for the box located on the bank of the East Branch of the Piscataquis River. This box is easily accessible by a short hike in form the Shirley Rd. in Blanchard. Contact Don Stack at 207-749-0370(Cell) or donstack@sacoriver.net for further information.


As you can tell by the description above this job is done right in your home and thus can be done by those who want to help the MATC even though they don’t live very close to Maine. We currently have four volunteers assisting the club with this task who do not live in the State of Maine, but enjoyed their hike in this State so much they want to continue to help out the club in all of its endeavors.

If you would like to volunteer for any of these volunteer opportunities or just want more information please contact Don Stack, 11 Patten Farm Rd., Buxton, ME 04093 or by email at donstack@sacoriver.net or by phone at (207) 749-0370.


For more information and listings of activities or volunteer positions click the links below:

Club Work Trips

The Maine Trail Crew

Trail Maintainers

Corridor Monitoring

If you’d like to help, but aren’t sure how you can, click the “I want to help” button below and tells us about some of your skills and interests. We will be sure to get back to you and find the right thing for you to do. Thanks!



Volunteer positions, work trips and assistance needed will be posted on our website – www.matc.org and in the MATC newsletter, The MAINEtainer.