• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Carriage Roads to reopen

    All park carriage roads will reopen to foot traffic only on Friday, 4/25. Bikes & horses are not permitted at this time to prevent damage during the spring thaw. Use caution as seasonal repairs are not completed. For more info: 207-288-3338.

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff and Valley Cove areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.


Take Pride in Acadia Event
Volunteers help the park prepare the carriage roads for the winter.
NPS/Todd M. Edgar

General Information

For available volunteer positions, visit volunteer.gov.
To find out more about volunteering at Acadia, contact the volunteer coordinator 207-288-8716 or e-mail.

For information about short-term volunteer opportunities, contact Friends of Acadia.


Annual Events


National Park Week (April) and Take Pride in Acadia Day (November)
For these events, Friends of Acadia coordinate volunteer efforts to help maintain and cleanup projects throughout the park. For more information, visit the Friends of Acadia website.




The application due date has changed; applications are now due by December 16, 2013 for the 2014 Season. For information about the Artist-in-Residence program, application procedures, and frequently asked questions, click here.


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities


Acadia Youth Conservation Corps (AYCC)
Join a team of high school students to improve Acadia's trails and carriage roads, reconstruct stonework, clear vistas, cut wood, and help out where needed. The AYCC program runs from mid-June to early August. For more information, contact the trails shop at 207-288-8760.

Student Conservation Association Interns

Assist with ranger-led programs or work with the fire staff as you become part of this special group of 3,000 volunteers across the country. For more information, visit the Student Conservation Association website.

Friends of Acadia Ridge Runners and Recreation Technician
Hike Acadia's challenging trails while educating hikers about "Leave No Trace" principles, performing light trail maintenance, and carrying out trail censuses and other park research. These programs are run by Friends of Acadia. For more information, visit their website.

Raptor Internship
During the internship (summer through fall) the raptor intern observes and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons and counts and identifies migrating raptors. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills, and knowledge of raptors. In return for 32 hours of work/week, the intern receives a uniform, housing, and a $100 weekly stipend. For more information contact us at (207) 288-3338. To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Raptor Internship, PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Applications must be received by March 3, 2014.

Education Internships
Education interns work with park staff in preparing and presenting curriculum-based programs for 3rd-8th grade students in their classrooms and at the park. Qualified applicants must enjoy children, have a sense of wonder, and be able to meet the physical and mental demands of teaching outdoors. Interns work 32 hours/week and receive a weekly stipend of $100, housing, and a $65 uniform allowance. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts to Cynthia Ocel, Acadia National Park, PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Call (207) 288-8812 for more information.

Volunteer Trail Work
For information on opportunities, contact Friends of Acadia, or call (207) 288-3934.

Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.