|Jo Ann Myers and Sam May – both are on the MOFGA Board and are active on the public policy front. Sam has been especially helpful in the GMO labeling campaign.
MOFGA is essentially a volunteer-driven organization, relying on the support of more than 1500 volunteers each year. The collective impact of MOFGA's volunteer community is awesome – in the true sense of the word.
There are many opportunities for people to get involved in informal or very substantive ways. Some volunteers take on enormous responsibilities, and set the programming and policy agendas for the Association. Others take great satisfaction in occasionally helping stuff envelopes in the office or pull weeds from the perennial beds.
We greatly appreciate all forms of volunteer support. Without the diverse expertise and unfailing dedication of its volunteers, MOFGA wouldn't exist.
Board of Directors
Volunteering at the Common Ground Country Fair
Volunteer Opportunities Right Now
Join us for a kitchen workday with Chef Frank Giglio!
Wednesday, August 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the MOFGA Education Center
Join us in our kitchen as Chef Frank Giglio leads us in preparing some dishes to stock our freezers. He'll have some great tips and recipes to share, and we'll have a great time making some food for MOFGA events. We'll have lunch and T-shirts for those who lend a hand. RSVP to email@example.com.
Help build one of our Common Thrones!
Sunday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MOFGA's Wood Shop (look at the building across from the big red barn on the corner of Crosby Brook Road and Route 139)
MOFGA Volunteer Nancy Rosalie organizes the Common Thrones you enjoy at the Fairgrounds each year. Lend a hand as we get them fixed up for the fall. Bring your own lunch. We'll have T-shirts for all our volunteers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Registration is open for the Common Ground Country Fair!
Did you know registration is now open for MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair? You can create a profile and register for your favorite shifts by visiting www.VolunteerMatters.com/login/mofga We also have opportunities to help coordinate different areas at the Fair. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Lend a hand at Ax and Saw Day!
We have opportunities to help make this year's Ax and Saw Day a success! Help before, during, or after this great event. We'll have T-shirts, and you can attend the event for free! To learn more about this event, please visit: mofga.org/Events/MaineAxeandSawDay/tabid/3192/Default.aspx. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Help on the grounds and gardens!
If you'd like to lend a hand around our MOFGA gardens and grounds, we have opportunities on a flexible schedule. Let us know and we'll find a time and project that works for you! Email email@example.com to find a good time.
Year-Round Volunteer Projects
Interested in helping out? Just fill out this form for more information.
To volunteer, please contact Anna Libby, MOFGA's Volunteer Coordinator, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We always need volunteers to help us complete a number of projects at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Some involve the Fair, while others will serve MOFGA's wider mission or reduce expenses. Some, such as developing a better greywater collection system for food vendors, need specialized equipment and labor. But, many just need willing workers. Why wait until pre-fair set-up to help when we could use help now? If you would like to take on one of the following projects, please contact Jason Tessier at the MOFGA office. Thanks!
- Organize Fair materials
- Work in gardens
- Develop and build action playthings for Children's Area
- Work on signs to promote other MOFGA events at CGCF, such as the Low-Impact Forestry Weekend
- Assist the Common Throne coordinator with construction of more Common Thrones
- Help with other painting and carpentry needs, including some inside jobs
- Clear trees out of the CMP right-of-way that passes through the grounds
- Clean and organize the Common Kitchen
- Build and repair picnic tables and benches for the Fair
- Work on office and clerical tasks, such as shredding, filing, etc.
For information on any other opportunity of interest, please email email@example.com