Maine Media Workshops + College has put out a call for volunteers to support the school’s activities and extend its outreach into the Midcoast community.

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas: to post event posters throughout the Midcoast; to meet and assist new students on campus; and to help with landscaping, the kitchen garden, Maine Media Gallery and various campus offices and departments. Families are welcome to share the volunteering fun and experience the magic that resonates throughout the school.

“There are some great perks that come with joining our group, but the best ones are the fun we have at the various events,” said MMW+C Volunteer Coordinator Gwen Hughes.

For example, co-coordinator Steve Phillips gets so much out of volunteering at Maine Media that he does his part despite living in Portland. For a campus tour and further information, contact Hughes at 407-496-0011 or One also may contact volunteer liaison Chris Urquhart at

Now in its 39th year, Maine Media Workshops operates offers more than 400 workshops for photographers, filmmakers and media artists throughout the year. Programs are available for absolute beginners, serious amateurs, working professionals and high school and college students. One-year Professional Certificate and a low-residency MFA degree programs are available through Maine Media College.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to