The AT is your trail. It is primarily cared for by volunteers like yourself, not by paid professionals. Volunteers contribute over 6,000 hours of work every year in the Berkshires alone. Without this kind of support from Georgia through Massachusetts to Maine, the trail would quickly become impassable and would cease to exist.
Look for a project that fits your schedule and interests, and call the project leader. (You may simply show up at the project site, but since plans occasionally change at the last minute, please check the online schedule for the latest updates or call us first.) We also encourage you to visit our Facebook page about our work projects at https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsAT. The work can be challenging, but it's rewarding and always fun. And your contribution definitely makes a difference! If you are interested in becoming a regular trail monitor or maintainer, see our pages on Trail Monitoring and Trail and Shelter Maintaining. We hope to see you out there!