Your Team Packing List


Scott Shaw, Housing Rehabilitation (Rehab) Program Manager
Phone: 207-546-5869
Fax: 207-546-7452
Email:  [email protected]

Mailing address: Maine Seacoast Mission, PO Box 428, Cherryfield, Maine 04622

Skill level of your team

Each work group will have a ‘skilled’ crew leader (foreman) and a ‘safety coordinator’ responsible for each work site. When assigning work sites, it is a great help to know the various construction skills and level of expertise for each adult in your group. The ideal ratio of skilled to unskilled volunteers is 1:5 (one skilled volunteer to five unskilled volunteers) to maximize the quality of the experience for both the Mission group and the program. We also like to know what types of work you prefer and what types you do NOT prefer. Scott Shaw will contact you to discuss the group’s skill level and plan appropriately for your work week.

Housing Information

Volunteer team housing is provided at no additional cost to the group, and it includes a sleeping space, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. We have up to 50 cots available for use, beds, or bedding at this time. So we suggest you bring single size air mattresses or camp cots for your comfort. We have several housing options within our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield. The choice depends on the time of year and the size of your group.

All our facilities have fully-equipped kitchens. Volunteer groups are responsible for preparing their own meals. RV space and tenting areas are available and should be reserved with Manager Scott Shaw.

Suggested packing list

  • Sleeping bag
  • Single size air mattress, camp cot, or cot pad
  • Towel
  • Warm sweater / fleece
  • Rain gear
  • Bathing suit
  • Toiletries
  • Sun screen
  • Bug repellent
  • Work clothes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety shoes or closed-toe shoes


Although the Mission has tools available, it is helpful to bring the following tools:

  • Hammers
  • Paint brushes
  • Screw guns
  • Circular saw
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Ladders of any size