October 28, 2022 | Volunteering
Garbage to Garden
Greetings, Volunteers!

Outdoor events and volunteering are winding down for the season, but there are still a few options and plenty of compost bagging if you are eager to work outside. 

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.

Happy Composting, and have a Happy Halloween!

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!

Portland Parks Conservancy
Do you love spending time outside and meeting new people? Volunteer with Portland Parks Conservancy and help protect local, vibrant parks!
Eastern Prom Invasive Plant Removal
Thursday November 10 at 4:00pm

Back Cove Clean Up
Wednesday November 16 at 4:00pm
Growing to Give

The 2022 growing season is coming to a close, but there are still a couple weeks left to volunteer! 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

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
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
Tuesday 9am-7pm
Wednesday & Thursday 9am-3pm

The Locker Project
The Locker Project provides children and families at risk of hunger with reliable access to healthy food. At the warehouse, volunteers sort produce and pack bags to be distributed through the schools. At fresh food events, volunteers help arrange produce and assist children and parents with bagging the foods they choose. If you have never volunteered for the Locker Project before, please fill out the form on the website here. 

New location: 111 Wescott Road, rear entrance, South Portland

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 maineaudubon.org/volunteer or contact Jill
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
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!
Garbage to Garden Curbside Composting
352 Presumpscot St, Portland, ME 04103
Phone: (207) 332-0277
Email: info@garbagetogarden.org

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