February 1, 2022 | Volunteering
Garbage to Garden

Greetings, Volunteers!

We love our volunteers and hope you are all staying healthy and warm this season! Show some love for your community by volunteering at one of the organizations below. Make a difference and earn a month of free service at the same time! Below you can find a list of new and ongoing volunteer opportunities for the month of February.

As always, 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 volunteer@garbagetogarden.org to receive credit. Remember, events are first come, first served. 

Happy Composting,

Winslow Community Cupboard
Calling all Waterville residents! The Winslow Community Cupboard, a collaboration between the Winslow Congregational Church and Good Shepherd, has multiple opportunities including helping with taking orders, sorting, packing, delivering, and distributing food! 

Shifts include:
-2nd and 4th Thursdays 8am-4pm for order taking, packing and distribution
-Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday to pick up food from donor locations (~1.5 hours)
-2nd and 4th Wednesday for deliveries (~1 hour)
-Monday 8am for delivery processing and sorting
You can also call Bruce at 207-402-7947
Help with snow shoveling!
The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to shovel snow for an elderly neighbor this winter. Volunteers are needed in all Portland neighborhoods.
Volunteers are asked to shovel the steps and a path from the front door to the sidewalk, as well as the sidewalk in front of the property.
The goal is to create a path which allows the senior citizen, emergency response personnel, Meals on Wheels delivery people, mail carriers, and others to get in and out of the house safely.
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 are Monday-Saturday 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. 
"We would love more volunteers at Maine Needs, as we expand our space. We are gearing up for winter clothing and basic needs for individuals and families throughout Maine. Join us as we sort through our donations and fill requests. It’s a great place to volunteer!"

Boys & Girls Clubs
of Southern Maine
As fall programs resume, BGCSM Clubhouses rely on the tremendous support of volunteers. Each clubhouse location (Portland, South Portland, Riverton Park, Sagamore Village and Auburn/Lewiston) has reengaged the youth of Maine and is seeking dedicated volunteers to support the great work done every day.
If you are looking to get involved, their volunteer program has the following opportunities:

Monday-Friday BGCSM operates After School Programs in the Arts, Academic Success, Health and Wellness, and Leadership for elementary, middle and high school members.

• Volunteer shifts at the Clubhouses are between 2:00-8:00 PM and can be in 2, 3 or 4 hour shifts.

• Each Clubhouse has specific program needs, and Luke can assist you in finding the best fit for your volunteering time (find his email linked below).

Thanks to the determination and service of volunteers, BGCSM has helped countless kids discover their potential, learn, grow and find a home in their clubs. Thank you for answering the call to serve our community!

Please email Luke for more information or to submit a volunteer application!
The Locker Project
The Locker Project provides children and families at risk of hunger with reliable access to healthy food.
Volunteers help arrange produce on tables, then assist children and parents with bagging the 
foods they choose.

If you are already a Locker Project volunteer, you can use their sign up genius. Otherwise, you can sign up on their website here.
Wayside Food Programs
Rescue Ranger
Seeking someone passionate about rescuing food to be shared with our community! This volunteer opportunity will send you to nearby Hannaford and target stores to pick up weekly food donations. Must be able to lift 20 lbs, be on your feet for a minimum of two hours, and ride in the passenger seat of the truck or van with a staff member. 
Grocery Box Packing
Volunteers assemble grocery items into boxes that will be shared with the community. Must be able to lift 20 lbs, be on your feet for a minimum of two hours, and love sharing food with our community!

Seeds of Hope 
In need of kindhearted volunteers to help with prep and distribution of food. Seeds of Hope is open weekdays for breakfast and lunch, and serves bagged meals at the door for those who do not wish to come inside. 
Masks required inside at all times (except when seated and eating/drinking). 6ft social distancing required.
Monday through Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 35 South St, Biddeford, ME 

Email Michael for more information or to get involved!
First Baptist Church of Portland Food Pantry
The FBC food pantry serves hundreds of individuals each month by collaborating with local fresh food sources and distributing to families in need. FBC is seeking volunteers to organize/distribute food and/or break down and clean up. They are operating a 'no contact' food pantry for the safety of volunteers and patrons. 

Wednesdays: 10:30am - 1:30pm 
Location: 360 Canco Road, Portland, ME

Garbage to Garden Curbside Composting
352 Presumpscot St, Portland, ME 04103
Phone: (207) 332-0277
Email: info@garbagetogarden.org

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