Volunteerism

The value of MCHPP’s volunteer efforts cannot be overstated. They play an important role in fulfilling our mission; from preparing and serving healthy meals, to strengthening community partnerships, to greeting each client with a smile. Each volunteer’s generous donation of time and skill allows MCHPP to reduce hunger for so many people, in so many ways.

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Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering, you can fill out our online application here.

Volunteer Portal

Current volunteers can login to our volunteer portal (VicNet) at volunteer.mchpp.org

Volunteer Handbook

Click here to get a pdf copy of our volunteer handbook.

Persons volunteered at MCHPP in 2015

New individuals started volunteering at MCHPP in 2015

“The most important thing I like is that volunteering keeps me in touch with my community, and I can use my time to help people who are in need.”

Anonymous

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New Volunteers

Reliable volunteers are needed for a variety of opportunities, that can fit a range of schedules. Volunteers are welcome to help out as often as they are able to, and schedules are flexible.

By volunteering at MCHPP you can:

  • Help to fulfill MCHPP’s mission of providing hungry people with access to healthy food
  • Gain new skills and experiences
  • Meet other friendly, compassionate people
  • Make a difference as a team, with your school, family, church, or other group
  • Fulfill community service hours required for school or another entity
  • Learn about what’s going on with MCHPP and our partners from our Volunteer Newsletter

Generally, there are three types of ways to get involved:The opportunities listed above occur at varying times and dates; please apply below or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@mchpp.org or 207-725-2716 x305.

Core Programs

From Monday through Saturday, these volunteers fulfill the bulk of our daily operations at MCHPP in our Food Bank, Food Pantry, and Soup Kitchen. Tasks include picking up donations from local businesses, sorting food, preparing and/or serving lunches, and assisting clients in selecting food from our Food Pantry.

Sporadic, Seasonal, and Other Programs

Needs in our community change with each season, and so does our pool of dedicated volunteers. In the summer months, volunteers prepare and serve lunches to children and teens for our Summer Food Service Program, as well as pick up leftover food from local farmers’ markets. During the school year, volunteers are needed to pack bags of food for children to take home on the weekends, through our BackPack Program. Additionally, year round we host monthly “Food Mobiles” from Good Shepherd Food Bank, where volunteers give out groceries to community members.

Special Events

Several times throughout the year, unusual opportunities arise for volunteers to get involved in. Special events may include harvesting carrots donated by a local farm, assembling newsletters for a mailing, or sorting large amounts of nonperishable items from a food drive.

The opportunities listed above occur at varying times and dates; please apply below or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or 207-725-2716 x305.

Ready to help?

Thank you in advance!
If you’d like to volunteer as an individual, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application.
If you’d like to invite your group to volunteer, please click here to fill out our Group Leader Volunteer Agreement.

Current Volunteers

Thank you so much for all that you do to alleviate hunger in our community! Whether you volunteer once per week or once per year, your contribution of time and energy truly makes a difference. Please let our Volunteer Coordinator know if you have any feedback on your volunteer experience, or if you’d like to try something new. We appreciate all that you do to alleviate hunger in our community.