March 4, 2023 | Volunteering
Garbage to Garden
Greetings, Volunteers!

We hope you are enjoying today's snow! It's a great day to hunker down and think of ways to get involved in your community: We've got a few new opportunities to volunteer directly with Garbage to Garden later this month, as well as ongoing opportunities with our great community partners. 

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, 

Small office tasks at GtG 
Our Annual Spring Fling promotion is just around the corner, and we have some fun new gift options to offer this year! We could use some extra hands to help get these organized and/or assembled at our Portland office. This would be a seated and low-key indoor activity (folding, counting, bundling...etc) 
Email us at to sign up! 
Outreach in Gorham, Windham & Sanford!
We are excited to be expanding our curbside composting service into Gorham, Windham, and Sanford! Pre-enrollment is now available on our website, and service begins in April.
If you are interested in canvassing and doorhanging in these communities, let us know! Have friends, family and colleagues in these communities? Don't forget, you can also earn free service through our referral program –– so spread the word! 
Help fill Compost Bags!
***Please call ahead! This activity depends on the weather, and the compost pile not being frozen!
Compost bagging at Garbage to Garden is expected to resume in mid-March: Monday and Wednesday mornings 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! Arrive anytime 9am-11am. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty!
Zero-Waste Event
Volunteer opportunity at Brick South at Thompson's Point: help to monitor waste stations and sort compost, recycling, and trash throughout the event!
Saturday, March 18th:
 Shifts: 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm
One volunteer for each is sufficient 
(couples/friends welcome to pair up on a shift)

"Everyone’s Irish at Thompson’s Pint! Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a beer hall for the ages! Free entry, live music, food trucks, green beer, games and lots of luck. Gather your crew, we’ve got plenty of room and plenty of beer!"
Email us at to sign up!  
Portland Parks Conservancy
Do you love spending time outside and meeting new people? Volunteer with Portland Parks Conservancy and help protect local, vibrant parks!
Back Cove Clean Up:
Thursday, March 9th at 4:00pm

Eastern Prom Invasive Removal:
Saturday, March 18th at 9:00am

Help with snow shoveling!

With today's snow and more in the forescast next week - there is still plenty of need for help with shoveling this season:
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 idea is to create a path which allows the senior citizen, emergency response personnel, Meals on Wheels delivery people, mail carriers, and other visitors to get in and out of the house safely.
Email Linda for more information or to sign up! 
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

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
Hungry neighbors in our community need your help to feed their families! Mid Coast Hunger Prevention has several initiatives that work to address food insecurity, and volunteers play a vital role in fulfilling their mission by preparing meals, distributing groceries, picking up donated food, and a variety of other tasks.

This month, 
MCHPP is looking for drivers to help with retail pick-ups from local grocery stores. Volunteers must have a clean driving record and lift up to 30 pounds independently. Shifts are mornings, Monday through Saturday. If interested contact Heather at or 725-2716 x305.
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
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."
Maine Audubon is seeking volunteers for ongoing positions at Gilsland Farm:
• Visitor Services Volunteer
• Education Program Assistants (youth & family programs)
• Environmental Education Assistant (summer camps)

For more details and other volunteer opportunities, visit or contact Jill
Garbage to Garden Curbside Composting
352 Presumpscot St, Portland, ME 04103
Phone: (207) 332-0277

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