Get Involved

We need your support. Founded in 2001, Maine Huts & Trails, while nearly 15 years old is still a relatively new effort. When completed, Maine Huts & Trails will include up to twelve rustic, yet comfortable, backcountry huts and more than 180 miles of non-motorized trails. We urge you to get more involved with us through individual membership, business or corporate sponsorship, donations or by giving your time as a volunteer.

As a non-profit,  501(c)(3) organization Maine Huts & Trails relies upon the support of foundations, corporations and individuals like you. Your donation is tax-deductible and helps our effort to create this resource of national significance for the State of Maine.


Volunteer Trail BuildersVolunteers are a lifeline for non-profit organizations; our success is directly related to the enthusiasm and dedication of our volunteers. Volunteering is also a great way to get out on the trails and into the huts and become a vital part of our growing community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Below you will find all the resources you need as a Maine Huts & Trails Volunteer:

  • Learn About Volunteer Opportunities
  • Apply to Become a Volunteer
  • Log Your Volunteer Hours
Volunteer Hut Staff

Volunteers are often needed on Saturdays and Sundays as well as during busy periods (like February Vacation) from either 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM or 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM to assist the hut staff with serving meals, setting, clearing & cleaning the dining room, washing dishes, and other general cleaning of the hut. Additional duties may also be required. Work one 4 hour shift and enjoy lunch or dinner on us! If you would like to volunteer for two 4-hour shifts (8 hours total, either the same day or two days in a row), stay overnight for just the cost of meals! ($25.00)

Hut Ambassadors

Volunteers are needed at the huts to give staff an opportunity to prepare and serve lunches on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Ski, snowshoe, hike or bike out to one of our locations to assist during these hours and enjoy lunch on us! In exchange, we ask that Ambassadors greet arriving visitors, direct them to facilities, assist with retail sales and membership sales and provide information regarding our overall project. If you would like to volunteer for both a Saturday and Sunday, stay overnight for just the cost of meals! ($25.00)


Volunteers are needed periodically to help staff our store area in the Kingfield office. We also have occasional office projects where help is needed.

Special Events

Volunteers are occasionally needed to assist staff during special events like our Ski Marathon, Member BBQ and Harvest Dinner. Duties may include serving meals, clearing & cleaning the dining room, dish detail and general cleaning of the hut. If you are volunteering for a large event your meals and overnight accommodations will be our gift to you for helping us. Breakfast is served at 7:00 AM and dinner is served at 6:00 PM.

Trail Work

Trail projects range from light and easy to heavy and demanding. Volunteers will be guided by the trail crew, so all levels of experience are welcome. In addition, any necessary training and tools will be provided. Each volunteer is asked to wear appropriate boots and bring gloves, bug repellent, water and food. Groups are always welcome!

Volunteer Application Form

Ready to get started?  Please fill out our online form and let us know how you are interested in helping out and when you are available!

Log Your Volunteer Hours

Maine Huts & Trails is excited to take part in the newly launched Reward Volunteers® program developed by Business Member and Sponsor, Cabot Creamery CooperativeReward Volunteers® is the nation’s first mobile app that allows volunteers to log hours, post to Facebook and win rewards for themselves and the organizations they serve.

Here’s how you can participate, and win!

  1. Just log into Reward Volunteers® with your Facebook account here.
  2. Type in “Maine Huts & Trails
  3. Log the length of time volunteered
  4. Then post your volunteer efforts to Facebook.

That’s it! The more hours you log, the more volunteer perks you will accumulate at Maine Huts & Trails and the more opportunities you’ll have to win prizes!

For more information about Rewards Volunteer click here! Have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Download the App Now!

Have Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at


Guided Group Ski PhotoBecoming a member goes further than you ever imagined!

By becoming a member of Maine Huts & Trails you are doing more than getting access to one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of Maine. Your membership also helps support our vision of developing 180 miles of trails, constructing 12 eco-friendly huts and ensuring free year-round public access to our trail system.

Join Today and Enjoy All These Great Benefits
  • 10% off all MH&T offerings: lodging, lunches, retail
  • First choice for reservations, ahead of the general public
  • Complimentary private room upgrades when available
  • Free use of canoes and kayaks on Flagstaff Lake and the Dead River
  • Invitation to our members’ BBQ
  • Member-only guided trips
Annual Membership Levels

join buttonIndividual Membership — $50.00

Family Membership** — $75.00

**Family memberships are intended for immediate family members, defined as parents with dependent children under 21 years of age.

Need to Renew your membership? Please call us at (207) 265-2400

Give the gift of Membership!

A Maine Huts & Trails membership makes a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas. Call and speak with a staff member about buying a gift membership today or Purchase a Gift Certificate Online now!

Business Sponsorship

Folks enjoying a hearty Hut breakfastThe Maine Huts & Trails Business Sponsors directly support Western Maine’s economy and natural resources while enjoying a host of benefits including promotion on the MHT website, employee discounts on membership, and use of the huts for business retreats or employee outings.

MH&T can assist Business Sponsors in taking advantage of their overnight benefit by helping to design a volunteer work day or other type of group experience for their employees. Business Sponsors may also choose to support their local community by donating their hut night to a local school group. Maine Huts & Trails is equipped to match your business with a school group that meets your objectives.

Business Sponsorship Program Details

To become a Maine Huts & Trails Business Sponsor, please contact Merrie Woodworth at (207) 265-2400 for more information. To make an individual donation, please visit our donation page here.