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We rely on thousands of volunteers to end hunger in Maine. Volunteering with Good Shepherd Food Bank is a great way to contribute your time and talent to strengthen the community for a better, fuller future.

Our volunteer’s 2022 impact


Volunteer hours served


Pounds of food sorted and inspected


Meals provided to Mainers


CHHP boxes made and distributed


Pounds of local food distributed


CSFP boxes made and distributed

Lend a helping hand

New Volunteers

All individuals are required to complete a volunteer application in our volunteer management system. We will review your skills to find the most effective use of your time. 

Returning Volunteers

Please log in to Galaxy Digital to schedule your next volunteer effort and review the Volunteer Handbook for any changes. We look forward to your continued support.


We welcome a variety of groups, including businesses, school groups, and community organizations. Contact the Volunteer Engagement Team 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 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 number of hours donated:

  • Cortland for over 100 hours in one year
  • McIntosh for over 200 hours in one year
  • JoAnn Pike Volunteer Service Award for 500+ total service hours

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.