Become a Foodscapes Volunteer
The work of Maine Foodscapes is made possible by people like you. We honor our Foodscapes Volunteers who are willing to contribute their time, resources and love to help build healthier communities and equitable access to nourishing food for all Mainers.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Maine Foodscapes!
Learn more about Foodscapes Volunteer opportunities at
We can't wait to work with you. Please take a moment to fill out the form below so we can learn more about you.
We host Volunteer Orientations in the Spring and as needed throughout the year and your attendance is optional but encouraged.
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at
What is your first and last name?
What is your phone number?
What is the best way to reach you?
All of the above
I am interested in volunteering my time to
Help build gardens with new gardeners and their families!
Be an FGP Gardener Mentor
Become a Board Member
Become a Lead Volunteer
Raise additional funds to build more gardens for low income families
Cook food for new gardener orientations
Provide childcare during new gardener orientations
Support data entry needs for pre, mid and post surveys from new gardeners
Support social media and communications
Videography and/ or graphic design
Help with grant writing
Solicit donations for the program (e.g. seeds, seedlings, lumber, and other resources)
I am interested in contributing
I am available
Once a month
Once a week
Twice a month
Once this growing season
I am available on
Where do you live?
How far are you willing to travel? (Note: We serve both Cumberland and York Counties)
Will you need transportation?
Can you offer rides to other volunteers or gardeners in need of transportation?
Did you find out about volunteering with us through one of the following organizations?
Garbage to Garden
Wayside Food Programs
UMaine Cooperative Extension
Cumberland County Food Security Council
PHOTO RELEASE: "I hereby grant to Maine Foodscapes, a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable license to use my image in marketing materials and social media." (Please enter your initials below.)
Release of Liability
I, _______________________________ (Your First and Last Name), am willfully participating as a FOODSCAPES VOLUNTEER. My hands-on participation in Foodscapes Activities is done so entirely at my own risk.
I am aware of the risks associated with participating in the Activities associated with the role of FOODSCAPES VOLUNTEER which may include, but is not limited to, physical or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, economic or emotional loss, and death. While these risks are highly unlikely, and may result from my own or another Volunteer's negligence, I assume all known and unknown related risks of my own willful participation in these Activities.
I hereby waive any rights I have to make a case against Maine Foodscapes and forever release Maine Foodscapes, the organizing individuals and entities of this Activity, from any liability whatsoever arising out of, and all claims, harm, damages, or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in the Activities.
I do hereby forever discharge Maine Foodscapes, their employees, volunteers, owners and affiliates, its managers, staff, volunteers, partners, and representatives, from any liability for any physical, economic, emotional, or psychological loss, injury or damages, including but not limited to the illness, paralysis, or death, that I or others may suffer as a direct result of my participation in the Activities.
I acknowledge that I have carefully read this “Waiver and Release” and fully understand that it is a release of all liability.
In the event that I should require medical care or treatment, I agree to be solely financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment.
In the event that any damage to equipment or facilities occurs as a result of my negligence, recklessness, or willful act, I acknowledge and agree to be held liable for any and all costs and damages, including personal injury to myself or others, associated with the same.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: I, the undersigned participant, affirm that I am freely signing this agreement. I certify that I have read this agreement, that I fully understand its content and that this release cannot be modified orally. I am aware that this is a release of liability. (Please write your name, and today's date.)
EMERGENCY CONTACT: In the event of an emergency, please contact the following person. Please provide us with your Emergency Contact name, Contact Relationship, and Contact Phone Number.
FOODSCAPES CONDUCT: I understand that when volunteering with Maine Foodscapes that I am a community representative of Maine Foodscapes, its programs, coordinators, and funders. As such, I must act responsibly and respectfully toward partners, employees, other volunteers, and the public. I agree to notify Maine Foodscapes if I am unable to fulfill my agreed upon volunteer responsibilities. I further understand that if there is a circumstance in which I am not acting consistently with the agreed upon volunteer responsibilities or maintaining every effort to faithfully represent Maine Foodscapes, its programs, and funders, my volunteer role may be terminated.
Any additional comments or questions?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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