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Master Food Preserver Volunteers

Who We Are:

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

What We Do:

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

Where We Are Located:

The Master Food Preserver training takes place in various Cumberland county locations, however volunteer work and projects can be completed state-wide once training is complete.

Volunteer Experiences Can Include:

After completing your training, you will have an opportunity to choose your volunteer experiences. The 20-hour commitment can be fulfilled by

To learn more, visit Master Food Preservers and view the Master Food Preserver Volunteer Role Description.

How to Apply:

Through an application process, any Maine resident 21 years or older is eligible to take the Master Food Preserver course. To become a Master Food Preserver, apply online or contact:

Kathleen Savoie
Extension Educator
75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth 04105

Image Description: Master Food Preserver prepares food for canning

Image Description: Master Food Preserver sets a pot of water on the stove to boil


University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact Information

Cooperative Extension Volunteers
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 1.800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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