Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

2014 Master Food Preserver Course Applications available

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Do you enjoy the art and science of food preservation? Would you like to develop expertise in food preservation? Consider becoming a Master Food Preserver.

What is a Master Food Preserver?

Master Food Preservers serve to extend Extension’s education programs in food preservation to adults and youth. The Master Food Preserver serves as a volunteer and resource in the community to provide the public with research-based information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and USDA.

Complete schedule and APPLICATION FORM are available now.  Application deadline is first Friday in May. Participants are informed of their selection status the 3rd week in May.

If you have questions, please email or call 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in State)

This program was made possible in part by Whole Foods Market.    2whole-foods-market


April 9th 1-3PM Homemaker Baked Goods on Sale

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


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                         Bake Sale Fundraiser 

by local Cumberland County

                     UMaine Homemakers groups


Don’t forget to pick up a treat!   

What:     Homemade Baked goods – sale of pies, whoopie pies, cookies, brownies, squares and breads

When:    April 9th between 1-3PM
Where:   Volunteer Appreciation Day at UMaine Regional Learning Center,
                  75 Clearwater Dr., Ste. 104, Falmouth

The money raised will go to the statewide scholarships endowment effort for Bryant Pond 4-H Camp in memory of Jackie Conant, the long time state chairperson of the Maine Extension Homemaker Council.

For more information on University of Maine Extension Homemakers Groups go to:

UMaine Extension Homemakers Cumberland county

Knitting crosses generations

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County Homemakers and Warm Up Maine 4-H Club cross the generational divide by knitting and crocheting for a purpose.

The knitted and crocheted square are provided by UMaine Extension Homemakers to Warm Up Maine 4-H Club.

The Warm Up Maine 4-H Club members will create and donate an afghan to a homeless shelter.

4H Warm up Maine with Ext. Homemaker Squares  Marie Temm  donated squares

Warm Up Maine 4-H Club members (Back left to right – Beth, Gaetana, LaBack and Front left to right – Bridget, Cecilia, Lucia)  and Marie Temm, Cumberland County Chair of the UMaine Extension Homemakers, display knitted and crocheted squares.








Interested in food preservation techniques? Volunteering?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Are you looking for a new learning experience and a volunteer activity in 2014?

Anyone with produce looks for the best way to store and preserve for the long winter months.

Learn how to preserve foods in a safe and cost effective way.

remsberg_11081030653The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County offers

the “Master Food Preserver”  program from mid-June to mid- September

via an application process starting in April of 2014.


Learn more at:  Master Food Preserver Info

To be added to the interest listing, please  email to:




Volunteer Activities with Extension Homemaker Groups

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The opportunity to be a life long learner awaits you.  Volunteer with other creative people doing community projects and service.

Why not signup today to join an existing daytime group near you or start a new evening group in your community?    The University of Maine Extension Homemakers’ (daytime) Groups for 2014 are:  Gray, West Baldwin, Windham/White Rock, and Tri-town.

By extending the University of Maine resources into community through educational  opportunities and service projects, the Extension Homemaker Groups bring  life-long learning home.

  • 2014 area of study is Italy, its food, culture and customs
  • Volunteer activities include creating shelter bag, valentines for veterans, knitting projects for homeless shelters and food pantries
  • Creative group displays at Cumberland Fair bring attention to University of Maine Cooperative Extension programs such as food preservation.

canning jars with corn

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Windham White Rock 2013 Amish quilts

For more information please contact:

Cumberland County Extension Homemakers [CCEH]
Phone: (207) 781-6099 or
800-287-1471 (in Maine)
FAX: 207-781-5983



Cooking for Crowds Spring 2014 food safety training

Friday, August 16th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Kathy Savoie will provide food safety training to volunteer groups such as churches, PTA, fundraisers, food pantries, Granges and others interested in the latest food safety tips for volunteer quantity cooks.

This workshop meets the Good Shepherd Food-Bank Food Safety training requirements.

“Cooking for Crowds” is a food safety training for volunteer quantity cooks being offered at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County office located at 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME on these dates:

March 25,  Tuesday      1PM-5PM

April 2, Wednesday      1PM-5PM

April 17, Thursday        1PM-5PM

Online registration at:

Cost: $15.00 (scholarships available)

For more information:  Call 207.781.6099


Cooking For Crowds, a Food Safety Training for Volunteer Quantity Cooks

Monday, March 25th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Kathy Savoie, offers food safety training to occasional volunteer quantity cooks called “Cooking for Crowds”. These workshops meet the Good Shepherd Food-Bank safety training requirements. If you volunteer at local food fund-raising events, you may want to attend. The cost is $15.00 per person. Register online.

In April 2013 separate workshops are offered at UMaine Regional Learning Center, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Register by April 3

Thursday, April 25, 2013
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Register by April 18

For more information e-mail: or call 781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (toll free in Maine)