Volunteers are the heart of Acadia National Park!
Short Term Opportunties
Trails Drop-In Days
Join the Trails & Carriage Road Stewardship Team cutting back overgrown vegetation, clearing drainage ditches, graveling, and much more! Arrive in work clothes, closed toed-shoes, and have a backpack with water and a snack with you, and our Stewardship Staff and Volunteer Crew Leaders provide the rest.
Group Service Projects
Do you have a group that is interested in doing a service project here at Acadia? We can offer half-day, full day, or multi-day experiences. Call the Friends of Acadia Stewardship Coordinator at (207)288-3934 or e-mail email@example.com.
National Trails Day
Celebrate National Trails Day at Acadia National Park! Come for light refreshments and an opportunity to participate in trail maintenance or join a guided trail walk. Call the Friends of Acadia Stewardship Coordinator at (207)288-3934 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Take Pride in Acadia Day
Want to be a part of the largest volunteer event of the year? Register for Take Pride in Acadia Day and help us put the carriage roads to bed. *Participation is limited and registration is required.
Season-Long Volunteer OpportunitiesOur season-long volunteer opportunities range from campground hosts, education interns, visitor assistance patrol, to bird migration monitoring volunteers. Check the below listing or visit volunteer.gov to see current openings. Not seeing what you are looking for? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (207)288-8716 or e-mail us to learn more about position availability.
Acadia Youth Conservation Corps (AYCC)- This is a full-time, eight week, non-residential trail maintenance program for High School Students ages 15-18. The program runs late June to mid-August, pays minimum wage, and awards participants who complete the eight weeks an education award. Join a team of your peers, learn valueable skills for the future, and help restore and maintain Acadia National Park's beloved trails and carriage roads. This program is offered in partnership with Friends of Acadia. Applications are accepted January - March 30th for the upcoming season. *This program will resume in 2022.
The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to creating new ways for visitors to experience Acadia through the arts. In exchange for a two-week residency, artists lead one outreach presentation for the public, and donate within one year one work of art that depicts a fresh and innovative new perspective of the park for visitors that's drawn from their own experience.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
There are no volunteer opportunities at this time.
To view more NPS volunteer opportunities, go to www.nps.gov/volunteer or www.volunteer.gov.
Tips for Applying
Acadia National Park receives hundreds of volunteer applications each year for a limited number of positions. Help us place you and make your application stand out at the same time by following these tips.
Last updated: September 8, 2021