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Dream of working on the Appalachian Trail in Maine? 

As of MARch 11, 2019 we are seeking applicants for these exceptional opportunities:
 

  • RIDGERUNNER

  • TRAIL CREW VOLUNTEER

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.

Read more about them by clicking on descriptions below, and then apply today!

  • Ridgerunner

    Maine Appalachian Trail Club
    $15.00 / hour

    Three Ridgerunner positions are available at: Saddleback Mountain, Bigelow Mountain and Gulf Hagas.

    The Ridgerunners will:

    • Meet, greet, register and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail.
    • Impart Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics to hikers focusing on youth groups and long distance backpackers, for example: where to camp, how to protect water sources, how to minimize fire impacts, etc.
    • Provide education about rare alpine plants and stewardship on summits and ridgelines.
    • Manage and provide light maintenance at campsites..

    Qualifications:

    • Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics.
    • Desire and comfort with primitive, solitary, outdoor living and working conditions.
    • Good physical condition.
    • Public/customer service skills
    • Professional appearance and attitude.
    • Good communication skills (including oral, by phone, and written).
    • Wiliness to work in unfavorable weather conditions.
    • Personal transportation is required to get to assigned trail head.
    • Long-distance hiking experience.
    View Job Description
  • Maine Trail Crew Volunteers

    Maine Appalachian Trail Club

    2019 Maine Trail Crew Volunteer Positions

    (June 22nd–August 22nd - join for one or up to six weeks):

    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.

    2019 Project Locations include:

    • Rainbow Lake
    • Wilson Valley
    • Barren Mountain
    • Gulf Hagas Mountain
    • Nahmakanta Stream
    • Gulf Hagas Brook
    • East of Bald Mountian Pond


    Volunteers will join the Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail.  Volunteers can sign up for a week or longer to preserve a precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. Trail Crew Volunteers will work, hike and camp for multiple nights at 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.

    Benefits:

    • 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.
    View Job Description

How to Apply

Please submit a resume to Holly via email for the RIDGERUNNER positions.

To inquire about the VOLUNTEER opportunities, please click APPLY NOW to complete a contact form, or reach out via email or phone.


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