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Lifespan Opportunities in Washington and Hancock Counties


If you are looking for an opportunity to help improve the quality of life and reduce the impact of poverty for our neighbors in Downeast Maine, we are looking for you!

We would love to have you join us as a volunteer. Volunteer opportunities at DCP are often as varied as the broad spectrum of services we provide in and for our communities.

If you are interested in one of the openings listed on this page, please contact Lisa Reed, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information and/or an application.

Phone: 207-610-5928

Email: Volunteering@dcpcap.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Drivers Needed!

Be a part of providing essential transportation for your neighbors. 

  • Help transport residents of Hancock and Washington counties to medical appointments and local shopping trips.
  • Get reimbursed up to $0.50 per mile, nontaxable.


  • Complete training as provided.
  • Must pass background checks.

This position is paid a bi-weekly stipend.

Climate Corps members will engage in Energy Education, Outreach, Home Energy Conservation and Management. A portion of members’ time will be spent leading community outreach through conducting workshops in Hancock & Washington County.


  • Members will learn how to repair a variety of housing types including but not limited to manufactured housing, single family, duplex and small rental type housing.
  • Members will learn about heating systems and various other mechanical electrical plumbing (MEP) systems  
  • Members will develop a full understanding of the positive impact of Energy Efficiency (EE) by observing DCP’s weatherization crews, assisting low-income households with services designed to improve the energy efficiency of residents’ homes, reduce usage and costs, and safeguard the health and safety of low-income homeowners.
  • Members will assist DCP Housing staff in collecting energy usage information from those we serve before, and after, weatherization. Members will be given the opportunity to learn various software programs.
  • Members will learn about essential energy auditing skills in compliance with Maine Housing and Maine Uniform Building and Energy Codes.
  • Members will provide energy education and outreach workshops in both Hancock and Washington counties. Members will be given the chance to produce a “how to” video in lieu of direct appearances in communities that do not wish to engage in person for a workshop. Also, members will create a “day in the life of a CC volunteer” video.
  • Members may be guided to analyze the data collected and make suggestions on ways to better synthesize our processes around data collection and analyzation.
  • Members will have the opportunity to test for, and achieve, BSP, BAT and BAP certifications (Building Science Principles, Building Analyst Technician, Building Analyst Professional).
  • Members may perform other duties as assigned by their supervisor.


  • General knowledge and ability to operate basic hand tools and testing equipment.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to visit homes.
  • Strong computer and software skills.
  • Ability to interact and engage the public in conversation and workshops.
  • Strong attention to detail skills required.


  • High School Diploma required. Associates Degree preferred.
  • Construction experience preferred.
  • Valid Maine Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, and proof of car insurance.
  • Must be able to pass background checks.


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DCP Offices

Toll-Free: 800-834-4378

Bucksport Road Office

248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Avery Lane Office

18 Avery Lane, PO Box 648 , Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Machias Office

7 VIP Drive, Machias, ME 04654
207-259-5015 | Email

Calais Office

11 Church Street, Calais, ME 04619
207-664-2424 | Email

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