Volunteer Opportunities



 an Be part of an exciting new program at Hirundo.  Join our team as we provide guided tours to senior groups along the Trail of the Senses. Becoming a docent requires mandatory participation in a 6 hour training, plus a commitment to at least 1-2 shifts per month for the months of late July through October.  


Join us for an occasional morning or afternoon to help with membership mailings and general office tasks such as data entry, word processing, and filing. These tasks are ongoing and can be undertaken at your convenience during regular office hours:

(M-T, TH-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).


The Parker Reed shelter, our program center, needs some TLC from time to time. Occasional skills needed include carpentry, landscaping/gardening, electrical, plumbing, road/parking area upkeep, and snow removal. If you are a licensed contractor or a particularly handy person, we would certainly appreciate the donation of your time and skills to building and/or property repair and maintenance projects.


Occasional assistance on various HWR communications and marketing projects is always welcome. Projects include tasks like collecting and organizing contact data, contributing to our promotional photo library, and assisting with informational materials (such as proofing the trail adoption booklet).


Help to update our trail data by collecting and entering trail and property data into our Geographic Information System (GIS) program; taking part in natural resource inventory and boundary monitoring. A perfect volunteer option for individuals who enjoy research and a sense of discovery.


Lace up your hiking boots, grab your paddle, snowshoes or skies and share the wonders of nature. Help lead HWR-sponsored adult outdoor hikes and/or recreation activities. If you enjoy sharing your connection to the land with children, become a trained Walk HWR Family Guide and lead Walks along the Hiking Trails you already enjoy.


If you are a people person, this is the opportunity for you. Bring your outgoing personality and promote HWR and its programs at environmental fairs, outdoor retailer club days, and similar events around the state. Place flyers and brochures at libraries, information kiosks, and other venues. Help to plan and run a special event, such as the HWR Winter Fun Day, or another activity to help build public awareness and support. If you are a public speaker or educator, share your knowledge with a presentation or workshop for the HWR community.


Let your love of the outdoors and hiking help the trails. Assist in the maintenance of the seven-mile Hiking Trail and ten-mile Canoe Trail networks. Light pruning, removal of debris, and painting blazes are typical tasks. Work with a HWR Trail Manager on a trail or assist our Trail Crew as they undertake major projects, such as bridge building and trail construction. If you are a regular hiker, become a Trail Monitor and report trail hazards/conditions on a simple form that we provide. 

When you've identified the right volunteer opportunity for you, click HERE to sign up!


Visitors are welcome at Hirundo daily from dawn to dusk.  Gate 1 is closed for the winter season. However, you may park at the gate and walk in.  


1107 West Old Town Rd.

Old Town, ME 04468

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PO Box 266

Orono, Maine 04473



Office 207-581-3226


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