September 19, 2022 | Volunteering
Garbage to Garden
Greetings, Volunteers!

The weather is cooling off finaly, and perfect for getting involved and volunteering! It's not too late to fit in some September volunteering - and we could use a number of volunteers next week to represent us at the Cumberland County Fair, with plenty of shifts available. More details below!

To sign up for an event this month and receive a month of free Garbage to Garden service, RSVP by email and we will help answer any questions you may have. Then simply send confirmation of your volunteer hours to to receive credit.

Happy Composting,

Cumberland County Fair
Sunday, Sep 25th - Saturday, Oct 1st
Daily shifts: 1pm-4pm, 4pm-7pm

Join us for the 150th Cumberland County Fair! Volunteer to represent us at our information table inside the Horticulture Center: Share your experience curbside composting (and volunteering!) with Garbage to Garden, and help familiarize attendees with our service and how it works. We will provide references for FAQs but mostly look for you to share your enthusiasm for composting!
Volunteer with us for three hours to earn a month of free service and a T-shirt, and then stay to enjoy the fair! 
Help us fill bags of compost! 

As the season winds down, we need lots of extra hands to help fill bags of compost to keep up with demand.

Compost bagging begins on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am at our shop in Portland (as long as it is not raining). 
Come lend a hand for ~1.5 hours in exchange for one month of free service!

No need to RSVP, but please do check in with the office upstairs while here so we can credit your account. And don't forget to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty!
Maine Audubon
"Maine Audubon’s volunteers help protect our state’s wildlife and habitat. Our volunteer corps is an integral part of what we do: we harness the talents and passions of our volunteers to increase Maine Audubon’s impact, through environmental education, conservation, and advocacy."

Email Hannah for community science or conservation-related projects
For all other volunteer opportunities, visit or contact Jill

Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition 
MIRC is currently looking for volunteers to help with their Culturally-Appropriate Food Program supporting homeless asylum seekers at the motels. Volunteers help with packaging hot meals 6 days a week: 
Monday-Friday from 4:15pm-6:15pm
Saturday from 3pm-5pm
Growing to Give

The 2022 growing season is underway, and the farm is buzzing with activity! If you are interested in volunteering, please check out our volunteer opportunities and submit the new volunteer application form. We ask volunteers to sign up in advance for two-hour work sessions. 
If you have questions, please email Cathy
Cumberland County
Food Security Council 
The Gleaning Initiative harvests excess produce from local farms and gardens and redistributes it to communities throughout Cumberland County. We hope to significantly increase the amount of produce to organizations working with low-income populations. Sign up here to register as a gleaner and get updates on gleaning events!

Partners for World Health
Partners for World Health collects medical supplies that healthcare facilities in the U.S. are required to discard and ship them to countrie in need. In addition, they also organize medical missions to Southeast Asia and Africa for doctors, nurses, and students.
Click here to fill out a volunteer application!
Yarmouth Community Garden
The Yarmouth Community Garden always welcomes volunteers. Everyone is welcome- no gardening experience needed!
Volunteering Opportunities:
-8am-noon on Tuesday and Saturday morning: harvest and prepare produce for delivery, plot maintenance, weeding, and more in the community plot and children’s garden.
-Mowing, carpentry, painting, artistic talent, fundraising and Harvest Dinner auction help.
-Weed management, mulching and extra hand watering.

Email Denise or Wendy to sign up!
Maine Needs
Maine Needs volunteers fulfill requests from caseworkers, teachers, in-home visiting nurses, and community organizers on behalf of their clients. Shifts may involve organizing and sorting donations, fulfilling requests and assembling packages, or even deliveries!
Current shifts:
Monday-Saturday 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. 
*Wednesdays extended until 8pm!

Portland Parks Conservancy
Do you love spending time outside and meeting new people? Volunteer with Portland Parks Conservancy and help protect local, vibrant parks!

The Locker Project
The Locker Project provides children and families at risk of hunger with reliable access to healthy food. Volunteers help arrange produce and assist children and parents with bagging the foods they choose.

If you are already a Locker Project volunteer, sign up on their website here.

Email The Locker Project for more information!
Garbage to Garden Curbside Composting
352 Presumpscot St, Portland, ME 04103
Phone: (207) 332-0277

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