Maine Climate Corps

Green circle with pine tree and north star plus words "Dirigo" and "Maine Climate Corps."The Maine Climate Corps is a strategy to meet the ambitious goals in Maine Won't Wait. Volunteering and service is a defining characteristic of Maine communities, and climate action to date has been championed by countless volunteers. 

The Maine Climate Corps is an opportunity for more Mainers to intensely focus on helping the state achieve its climate goals, while also strengthening community resiliency, and offering participants opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Why serve? 

  • Take action and address local issues now.
  • Make a tangible difference for the future.
  • Gain professional experience, access training, and grow your network.
  • Earn benefits to support your service term.
What do Climate Corps members do?

Maine Climate Corps programs take action in 8 areas: 

  • coastal zone
  • transportation
  • energy 
  • housing 
  • land and freshwater preservation 
  • community resilience 
  • education 
  • public health
What Climate Corps programs have service positions? 

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Downeast Community Partners Climate Corps
Primary Contact: Dale Basher
Location: 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth ME 04605
Phone: 207-664-2424

Counties Served: Hancock and Washington

Downeast Community Partners (DCP), the Community Action Agency serving residents from Ellsworth to Calais, operates the first state-funded Climate Corps program. Its 4 full-time Climate Corps members conduct energy audits of Weatherization Assistance Program clients’ homes, provide energy efficiency education to community residents, and analyze data from homes audited and weatherized.

Members also receive extensive training in weatherization and have the opportunity to earn Building Performance Institute credentials that can lead to careers in the growing green buildings sector. Members earn a living allowance equivalent to $18 an hour and are eligible for a $1,000 end of term award upon successful completion of the program. 

To learn more about this program, contact DCP at or through their website.

Access DCP here

To find more Maine Climate Corps positions, check out the Maine Climate Corps Network and visit their individual websites. 


Contact the Maine Climate Corps Coordinator

Kirsten Brewer
Phone: (207) 624-7792