To become a volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Gretchen Fennelly

at (207) 947-0092 or e-mail gretchenf@bangorareashelter.org .

All new volunteers must meet with our Volunteer Coordinator Gretchen Fennelly for a tour.

We welcome volunteers who need to complete community service hours.

Click Here to Meet Some of Our 2023 Volunteers

Ways to Volunteer:

(Need for each volunteer position varies.)

In the Kitchen:

We serve lunch at noon and dinner at 5p to our guests in the Shelter.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to sign up for noon lunch or 5p dinner. gretchenf@bangorareashelter.org


Volunteer to organize and give out donated items:

We receive many generous donations of clothing and items. Volunteers un-bag the clothing, sort it, and hang it up.  Requires lifting up to 40 pounds, doing stairs, and working independently.


Volunteer Drivers:

Our Shelter has a zero-dollar food budget meaning all the food we serve and give out at our food pantry is donated not bought. Our drivers pick up food from Good Shepherd Food Bank, Shaw’s, Hannaford, and BJ’s. Must have a valid driver’s license, be reliably available for 7:30a pick ups, must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Currently, we need only need a volunteer driver to pick up a pallet’s worth of food at Good Shepherd Food Bank located in Hampden at 10am on the second Wednesday of every month. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.