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Volunteering is a great way to give back. We rely on volunteers every day to help with important tasks such as sorting and packing food donations, assisting with community cooking classes, administrative work, and more. Sign up today to join us.

New Volunteers

Complete a volunteer application to share your skills and find your next volunteer opportunity. 

Returning Volunteers

Log in to schedule your next volunteer effort. We appreciate your continued support.


Volunteering is a great way to help the community and connect as a group of family, friends, teammates, or coworkers. Contact us at to get started.

Mandated Service: Court-mandated and other community service

Individuals who receive a court order to perform community service are welcome to volunteer, provided the charge was not a violent crime, sex offense, or involved a minor.

Volunteers at the Auburn Distribution Center - Good Shepherd Food Bank - four volunteers in blue shirts in front of banana boxes

Our volunteer’s 2023 impact


Volunteer hours served


Pounds of food sorted and inspected


Meals provided to Mainers


CHHP boxes made and distributed


Equivalent of volunteers’ time


CSFP boxes made and distributed

Our valued volunteers are appreciated and recognized for their efforts

Our valued volunteers are appreciated and recognized for their efforts. We proudly honor our volunteers for their service through Apple Corps, our volunteer recognition and ambassador program. Volunteers are awarded based on the cumulative number of hours donated since 2021:

  • Apple Blossom, donating over 25 hours
  • Cortland, donating over 100 hours
  • McIntosh, donating over 200 hours
  • JoAnn Pike Volunteer Service Award honors volunteers who have acquired 500 hours of service

Apple Corps Program Icon - blue ribbon with apple in the center

Our Volunteers in Action

See how volunteers work to eliminate hunger in the state of Maine.

Volunteer Resources

Reference handbooks, view and download additional resources, watch informative videos, and get tips to help you make the most of your volunteering experience.

Give back for a fuller future

Volunteers move produce at a GSFB food mobile site.

Volunteer with Us

From lending a hand in the food bank to teaching a nutrition-focused cooking class at your local community center, or advocating for change. Give back your way.

A woman smiles while stocking a shelf with canned food

Volunteer with a Partner Agency

With over 600 partners in Maine, there are many opportunities to make a local impact. Find food pantries, meal sites, shelters, and more with our Food Map.

Make a Donation

Make a difference by supporting the Food Bank with the critical funds it needs to make an impact. Join Thrive 365, host a Virtual Food Drive, fundraise, and more!

The Volunteer Team

Meet our volunteer team.