Volunteer for BSP

Volunteer for FBSP


Volunteer in Baxter State Park

Geologist, Walter Andersen volunteers his
expertise during a FBSP outing.
Photo by Bill Bentley

Alison Violette coordinates all volunteer programs for Friends of Baxter State Park, including a wide range of volunteer activities in the Park each year.
The Park welcomes volunteers who can accomplish a variety of helpful tasks, from litter patrol, to trail maintenance, wildlife studies, painting buildings and more. There are opportunities for all ages, interests and abilities. The current schedule of volunteer activities for 2014 is listed below. Please check back often, as we are adding volunteer programs on a regular basis.

2015 Volunteer Opportunities:

May 2:  Earth Day Roadside Cleanup
May 11 -16 Campground Opening (weather dependent)
June 19 – 20: FBSP Volunteer Weekend
July 10 – 12: FBSP Volunteer Weekend
July 24 – 26: FBSP Volunteer Weekend
August 28 – 29: FBSP Volunteer Weekend
September 25 – 27: FBSP Volunteer Weekend
October 16 – 31: Campground Closing  (weather dependent)

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Alison Violette at volunteer@friendsofbaxter.org

More information is also available on the BSP website: http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/volunteer

Chainsaw Training:

If you would like to volunteer as a chainsaw sawyer in Baxter State Park, you must be certified by a course recognized by the Park. FBSP organized a two-day training course with Trail Services LLC in June 2014, and we hope to offer another course next spring. We offer full and partial scholarships to cover the cost of this training. Chainsaw training is also available through the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. Please check their website at www.matc.org for information and updates.