Volunteer with Maine Trail Crew

Dream of volunteering on the Appalachian Trail in Maine?

Trail Crew Volunteers Building Stone Steps

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.

Summer 2023
Volunteer Projects with the Maine Trail Crew

Be a Volunteer Crew Member

Volunteer Crew Member will be a key part of the Maine Trail Crew and work pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. The Volunteer Crew Member will help preserve a precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers.Transportation to and from local airport and bus terminals is available.


  • 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 in Skowhegan, ME, at Lake George Regional Park.
  • 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 20 – September 30, 2023. Trail projects are for four or five days and will start early Monday or Tuesday mornings (depending on the week). You must arrive the day before by 4:00. Projects always end midday on Fridays. You are welcome to join the Maine Trail Crew for one or more weeks and may stay at our basecamp on days off between projects.

Volunteer Crew Member Qualifications:

  • Persons 18 years old or older – of all backgrounds – are welcome
  • Enthusiasm, good health, energy, and adaptability
  • Willingness to follow instructions, comply with safety rules, and share chores
  • Camping and hiking experience
  • Trail work experience helps, but we teach trail skills

To reserve space, please complete the application below:

Upon receiving your application, we will contact you via phone

FMI – Email (preferred) Holly Sheehan, coordinator@matc.org

Phone: 207-518-1779

Address: Maine Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 7564, Portland, ME  04112