The City of Ellsworth is a hub of organizations and agencies which support the city and surrounding communities and there are many opportunities to serve as a volunteer. If you would like to give back to your community, check out the following list of agencies that may have volunteer opportunities available and find the right fit for you!

Are you an organization with looking to share an opportunity?

You can send a request to share information about an available volunteering opportunity to Maura Condon, Communications Specialist, at or complete the Request to Share form.

  • Birdsacre

    Are you interested in blazing trails? Do you like gardening? Is carpentry your hobby? Do you enjoy sharing about nature and birds with the public? Is history “your thing?” Not sure what you like to do, but want to work with a fun team of volunteers? If you – or you and your family or organization – have 3 or more hours a week that you can contribute, consider volunteering at Birdsacre!

    Click here to learn how to support Birdsacre.

  • Ellsworth Public Library

    The library uses qualified volunteers to help with some of the tasks that keep the library running. Some of these tasks are:

    • Shelving
    • Preparing materials to go into the collection
    • Helping with preparation for children’ programs
    • Serving on community committees working on library’s future
    • Delivering materials to homebound library patrons

    Visit the library’s Volunteer webpage to learn how to get involved.

  • Emmaus Homeless Shelter

    Emmaus Homeless Shelter exists to provide a safe and comfortable environment for homeless men, women and families in need of temporary shelter who are willing to work towards ending their homelessness. Emmaus Homeless Shelter is committed to helping the poor in our local communities by offering a wide range of services and referrals to anyone in need.


    Emmaus Homeless Shelters has a variety of ways to volunteer. Learn more about their services and ways to support on their Volunteer webpage.

  • Frenchman Bay Conservancy

    Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) is a nationally accredited nonprofit land conservation organization. FBC always looking for new volunteers for a variety of projects and programs. You can choose your time commitment, volunteer for an hour, a day, or longer!

    Learn more about Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s volunteer opportunities.

  • Friends in Action

    Friends in Action is a nonprofit organization offering a range of free and low-cost programs and services that support health, fitness and life-affirming leisure activities.

    Click here to see Friends in Actions wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

  • The Grand

    The Grand is an iconic Art Deco theater in Downeast, Maine that fosters social interaction and growth in artists and audiences through the arts, entertainment, and education.

    You can find how to volunteer through The Grand’s Other Ways webpage.

  • Healthy Acadia

    Many opportunities exist for volunteers to engage in Healthy Acadia’s work, from participating in current initiatives such as harvesting apples with our gleaning projects, to sharing your own expertise and ideas, to supporting fundraising and communications work.

    Sign up to volunteer with Healthy Acadia.

  • Heart of Ellsworth

    Main Street Tree Watering Volunteers:

    Visit Heart of Ellsworth’s Volunteer webpage for more information and to sign-up.

    Join a Heart of Ellsworth committee:

    Heart of Ellsworth has multiple committees you could be involved with. Visit their Committees webpage for more information.

  • Loaves and Fishes

    Loaves and Fishes’ need for volunteers is enormous as the number of families they provide food for has increased. At times more than 100 families come for food during any given day the pantry is open (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  Volunteers, among other roles, stock and maintain shelves with food, register and assist clients, deliver food to those unable to drive or are infirm and collect food from donors.

    Visit the Loaves and Fishes Volunteer webpage to see more information on how to volunteer.

  • SPCA of Hancock County

    The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock County (SPCA) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare, to the protection, sheltering, and placement of companion animals into responsible, loving homes, to humane education in the community, and to local, state and national animal advocacy.


    SPCA of Hancock County offers multiple ways to be involved. Check out their Volunteer webpage to learn more.