Snow Shoveling Guidelines for Residents

Aging in Place Cumberland provides free snow shoveling services to our seniors thanks to the dedicated volunteers who wield a snow shovel on their behalf. Many of our volunteers are students at Greely High School. Others are adult volunteers committed to AIP’s mission to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible.

This service relies on volunteers. We have established these guidelines to protect their safety and to provide you with an understanding of what to expect.

Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated and will ensure that we can continue this service in the future.

Who Is Eligible? Residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth who are 60 and older.

What Services Are Provided? AIP shoveling volunteers have agreed to:

  • Report for duty within 48 hours after a storm has ended.
  • Shovel walkways and other access paths to the resident’s house.
  • Shovel a path to oil fill outlets if requested.

What Services Are NOT Provided?

  • Shoveling driveways.
  • Shoveling outbuildings (other than residence).
  • Clearing roofs.
  • Performing any other potentially dangerous snow-removal job.

How Do I Sign Up? Register BEFORE snow season by:

  • Filling out a Request for Service form online through the AIPCumberland website. Please click here.
  • Or signing up at the AIP kiosk at Cumberland or North Yarmouth town halls.
  • Or calling the AIP telephone line at 207-245-8033.

You can also use these methods to ask for shoveling help after the registration period. However, this service depends on volunteers, and services are available only on a first-come, first-served basis. AIP may not be able to fill all requests because of the limited number of volunteers.

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