Portland Trails relies on volunteers for everything from shoveling gravel and planting trees to giving tours and staffing information booths. Come join us!

Trail Work

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for trail work. You can participate in regularly scheduled volunteer work days, ongoing stewardship projects, and “Done in a Day” projects.

Responsibilities: Trail work volunteers are expected to come prepared for trail work. We ask that you wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water. All volunteers are required to review our volunteer handbook prior to working on the trails. In addition to instruction in basic tasks, the handbook outlines our code of conduct, which includes essential guidelines for maintaining our positive relationship with landowners and the community as a whole.
FMI or to become a trail steward or trail work volunteer: fill out this form or contact us at 207-775-2411 / info@trails.org.


Outreach volunteers represent Portland Trails at community and wellness events by promoting membership, raising awareness of the organization’s trail system, and selling the Portland Trails “Map & Trail Guide” and logo merchandise. Outreach volunteers answer questions about the organization and to share helpful tips and experiences about our trails.
Contact us at 207-775-2411 or info@trails.org if you’d like to help out at our events!


We have a few key events each year which require many volunteers, in order for them to run smoothly.

Trail to Ale 10K
This event happens in late September, attracting 2,000 runners. Volunteers help out along the race route and with the post-race party.
Please contact us at 775-2411/info@trails.org FMI! Thank you!