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Master Food Preserver Volunteers - Role Description


Master Food Preserver Volunteer


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


Master Food Preservers serve to extend UMaine Extension’s educational 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.


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, applicants must meet the following qualifications:


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

Time Commitment

Complete the 25-hour Master Food Preserver course, including hands-on kitchen lab session, and fulfill at least 20 hours of volunteer service as a Master Food Preserver.


After the training, you will have UMaine Extension support and check-ins. During the lectures, discussions, and hands-on kitchen lab experiences, you will learn



Kathleen Savoie
Extension Educator
75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth 04105

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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:
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Orono, Maine 04469
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