Eat Well Volunteer Program

What is the Eat Well Volunteer Program?

Eat Well Volunteers Share a Love of Cooking with Others

Do you love to cook and talk about food? Do you enjoy volunteering and making a difference in your community? The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers for its Eat Well Volunteers Program in Hancock County. You will be trained to teach clients of food pantries and community meal sites about food preparation, food safety, and nutrition. The hands-on volunteer training consists of four weekly sessions at the UMaine Extension Hancock County office. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays, June 7, 14,  21, and 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

After completing the training, you will provide 30 hours of volunteer service conducting lessons with clients at a local food pantry or community meal site. UMaine Extension will provide the lesson plans and teaching materials you will use at the community sites. Your volunteer community outreach will occur weekly from June 2018 – fall.

Deadline to apply: Friday, June 1, 2017.

To learn more about the program or to request an application, please call the Extension office at 207.667.8212 or email