Build Insulating Window Inserts to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


24 Lincoln StRockland, ME 04841
Volunteers stretch plastic film around a wooden insert frame at a Community Build


We have volunteer opportunities in multiple locations across the state. Our main production center in Rockland needs 2 volunteers per day for a 4-hour shift each from September to January. This may involve drilling holes in struts, bundling cut sticks by order, assembling insert frames with screws and glue and/or wrapping inserts with tape, plastic and foam. All jobs involve simple skills that are taught when you arrive. No special experience necessary. Adults of any age welcome!

Volunteer measurers are needed spring, summer and fall to use a laser-measurer at community members' homes to measure their windows for custom-built inserts and enter that information into a computer. Training provided.

Frame assembly and/or insert wrapping volunteers are also needed at week-long Community Builds across the state of Maine. Food/ catering donations for our volunteers are always needed. Our 2018 Community Builds will be held in Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Berwick, Brooksville, Bridgton / Norway, Brunswick, Buxton / Gorham, Deer Isle, Dover-Foxcroft, Ellsworth, Fairfield, Falmouth, Islesboro, MDI, Peaks Island, Portland, Rockland, Searsport, Standish, Unity, Wells, Wiscasset and Vassalboro.

These Community Builds create insulating window inserts for local residents to reduce their fuel use, make their homes warmer and less drafty, and reduce CO2 emissions. No experience is needed. All skills are taught.


  • Woodworking
  • Operations

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Builds: 4hr shifts, Measuring:10-30hrs over 10+wks
  • Build training at your shift. Measuring training required in advance.

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