Volunteers are the lifeblood of the AMC. Please consider helping out the Maine Chapter, and have fun at the same time! There is something for everyone, whether it involve staffing an AMC table at an event, doing trail maintenance, becoming a trip leader, or serving on one of the Chapter’s committees. So please come be an active part of the Maine Chapter and meet like-minded people who share a passion for the outdoors! More volunteer information is also available on AMC’s webpage.

Please contact Paul Hahn, Nominating Committee Chair, for more information.

Other ways to become involved with the Maine Chapter

Committee Membership: Become involved with the Chapter’s Executive Committee! FMI, please contact Paul Hahn

Trail Maintenance Projects: From April through October, check out our listing of trail maintenance trips from Quoddy Head to Burnt Meadow Mountain, to Tumbledown, to trails in the Katahdin Iron Works property. Get out for a day or for a full weekend. No prior experience is required, as there is always a “job” for everyone. FMI contact

Trip Leaders: Volunteers lead a wide variety of trips and activities– paddling, hiking, conservation, education, young members, major excursions, and many more! Annual training is offered to trip leaders and there is a significant discount to obtain the 16-hour Wilderness First Aid certiciation. Check out our current listings! FMI contact

Public events: Volunteer to help staff a booth at one of our many events during the year. These include LL Bean Expos, Common Ground Country Fair, Film Festivals, and more. This is the face of the chapter and is a great opportunity to interact with the general public. Most folks are surprised you do NOT have to be an AMC member to attend any of our activities! FMI contact

AMC’s Conservation Policy office is located in downtown Portland – 30 Exchange Street in the Old Port. To take full advantage of this pedestrian-friendly location, we would like to make the office a location where the public can come in and learn about AMC, the Chapter, our Maine Wilderness Lodges, and outdoor recreation opportunities in Maine’s north woods. In order to do this, we are seeking enthusiastic AMC volunteers who can speak knowledgably about AMC and outdoor recreation. We are looking for volunteers who can work in the office one to four shifts a week for 4-6 hours each between June and September. If you are interested, please contact Kaitlyn Bernard in the Maine office at 899-0150.

Newsletter: Contribute to your Chapter newsletter “Wilderness Matters.” We are always looking for recounts of trips, trail and gear information, nature columns, or poetry- your choice. FMI contact