Opportunities from: Volunteer Maine

Volunteer: Weatherization

Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity conducts energy audits with the Maine Energy Audit Association for low income families who need assistance with winterizing their homes. Once  an audit is complete a plan is put into place and a team of volunteers is assembled to assist with the weatherization.  No experience necessary.

In addition to weatherizing homes. The Weatherization Program  builds insert storm windows and can always use individuals to assist in the builds.  No experience necessary.

Organization: Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04901
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Construction

Develops construction capacity to build more homes, to review building codes, design plans, and review building schedules. Responsible for assisting the organization and the Construction Manager in the planning, designing and scheduling of simple, decent, affordable homes in the 13 communities Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity (WAHFH)  serves. This includes reviewing architectural drawings, researching new building techniques and products with energy efficiency in mind and developing a build schedule.  The committee is also responsible for working closely with the Volunteer Committee to recruit and retain long term volunteers (crew leaders) as well as identifying new volunteer groups to target.

Organization: Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04901
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: The Community Energy Challenge

The Community Energy Challenge is a Greater Franklin County volunteer-based initiative that uses the simple, low-cost winterization strategy of interior storm window panels to keep heat inside homes, thus saving energy and money during the harsh winter. Panels are measured, built, and installed collaboratively with homeowners and trained volunteers working together. Workshops begin in September and volunteers are needed to help build the windows. Training is provided.

Organization: United Way Of The Tri-Valley Area
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04938
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Community Liaison

Down East AIDS Network and the Health Alliance Volunteer Community Liaison About Down East AIDS Network and the Health Alliance  Down East AIDS Network and the Health Equity Alliance create a world in which all people are valued and celebrated, and health disparities such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C are nonexistent. By facilitating collaboration, education, advocacy and action DEAN and the Health Equity Alliance empower those communities most impacted by HIV and Hepatitis C to improve their health and wellbeing and affect social and cultural change. Position Description DEAN is looking for a team of energetic and committed individuals to assist in the development and implementation of an innovative, creative, high-energy and evolving peer prevention, education, outreach, and condom distribution program. The Community Liaisons will be part of a small, tight-knit team of volunteers who will help to coordinate a community-based, peer-run prevention program that includes providing HIV/STI prevention education messages and safer sex materials in the Bangor area and at LGBT community events. Regular Duties and Responsibilities Participate in the design and preparation of outreach activities. Participate in the development of safer sex educational materials to be used at outreach events. Perform outreach. This includes handing out condoms, providing prevention-education and HIV/STI testing information, and information about services offered. Encourage people to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Provide outreach at LGBT community events and programs  Participate in team meetings to help build a cohesive, mobile, engaged, and visible outreach program.   Position Requirements The most successful Community Liaisons will be natural community leaders. Must be creative and energetic; theatrical skills helpful, and be able to work collaboratively in a team setting. Community Liaisons will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills; have the ability to engage in candid conversations about sex and sexuality; be knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS prevention. Familiarity with the local LGBT communities needed. Ability to volunteer one Friday or Saturday night for outreach events and attend monthly team planning meetings.

Organization: Down East AIDS Network and the Health Alliance
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04401
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Office Volunteers Needed (Energy Services/Fuel Assistance)!

York County Community Action is looking for volunteers to assist in its Energy Services/Fuel Assistance Office (Sanford site) -  Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:00-5:00pm. This position will include booking appointments and covering the front reception desk.

For more information, please contact Ericka Sanborn, Volunteer Coordinator, at (207) 459-2938 or ericka.sanborn@yccac.org.

Organization: York County Community Action Corporation
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04073
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Riverton Clubhouse: Peanut Crew supervisor

We are currently looking for an individual to work with our Peanut Crew ages 5-7 years old for a one hour activity time.

Opportunity requires knowledge and passion for kids ages 5-7 years old, understanding of their levels of comprehension, lots of energy,  patience and able to think on your feet.

Hours: Monday-Friday, or twice a week 4-5pm.

Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs Of Southern Maine
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04103
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: AmeriCorp Position in ELL Afterschool Program

The Power School, at the Intercultural Community Center, has afterschool and summer programs designed to address specific needs of refugee, immigrant, and asylee families. The goal is to give these students the added support to be life-long learners and contributing citizens by capitalizing on the many skills and talents they already have (many of these students are trilingual, for example). Power School students are from Westbrook or Portland schools, grades 3 through 8.  Curriculum support is designed to provide resources for children of moderate economic means while helping ELLs (English Language Learners) gain English fluency, solidify academic gains and develop social skills in a fun, low-pressure learning environment. A mimimum time AmeriCorp position is available for a volunteer to assist students and teachers by working in classrooms, either one on one or in groups, to further students' understanding of math and/or science concepts and helping them to improve writing skills and reading comprehension in different subjects. An AmeriCorp stipend will be provided.  A successful candidate will be patient and caring, respectful of diversity, comfortable working with students from different countries, and comfortable working in a high-energy environment.  The Power School afterschool meets from 4:00 to 6:00, Mondays through Thursdays. 

Organization: Intercultural Community Center
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04092
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Keep Residents Warm this Winter!

Volunteer position title:
Home Energy Assistance Volunteer
York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC)
6 Spruce St., PO Box 72
Sanford, ME 04073

Organization's mission: The mission of York County Community Action Corporation is to alleviate the effects of poverty, attack its underlying causes, and to promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of the people of York County, Maine.

Tasks:

Answers telephone calls and schedules Fuel Assistance appointments Processes mail and other program-related documents Collates and reviews required documentation for Fuel Assistance applications Provides appropriate referrals to other departments within the agency Explains strategies to assist households to conserve and reduce energy consumption.

Qualities, experience & skills needed by the volunteers: High school diploma or GED preferred. General knowledge of routine office procedure. Confidentiality is a requirement of this position. Exemplary customer service skills. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Must be a team player. Training opportunities available.

Number of volunteers needed: three

When will the volunteer(s) work?: Varying shifts, but office hours are 8-5 PM.

Length of Commitment: August-May (but opportunities exist for continuation if interested)

Benefits: Computer training, LIHEAP (program) training, sense of satisfaction helping people stay warm through the cold winter months

FMI: Contact Ericka Sanborn, Volunteer Coordinator, at 459-2938 or email Ericka.sanborn@yccac.org.

Organization: York County Community Action Corporation
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 09/11/2017
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04073
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Organizational Experts Needed...

Good Will-Hinckley is looking for someone who loves efficiency and making things sparkle. The right candidate will be able to assist in helping us organize and take inventory of our office supplies, bulk mailing materials, closets and common areas. Support: Training for this position will be provided. In addition, staff will be available for questions and help. Hours: Monthly or Bi-weekly basis. We will work with your schedule and availability. Benefits: Contributing to Good Will-Hinckley's Mission, looks GREAT on a resume, free parking. A good sense of humor, creativity, problem-solving ability, organizational skills, high energy and dependability are important!
Organization: Good Will-Hinckley
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04937
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Love to Make Things Sparkle?

Good Will-Hinckley is looking for someone to help us tidy up our common areas on campus. Job duties will include organization of cupboards and drawers, sanitizing and cleaning shelves and mop board. Anything to help us feel more cozy! Support: Guidance for this position will be provided by staff. Cleaning materials provided. Benefits: Contributing to Good Will-Hinckley's mission, looks GREAT on a resume, free parking and exercise. Qualifications: A good sense of humor, a love for making things sparkle, creativity, organizational skills, high energy, dependability.
Organization: Good Will-Hinckley
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04937
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteers for Victims of Domestic Violence

The members of the Family Crisis Services,Volunteer Team are a vital and valued part of our program. They offer support to the people who use the hotline, shelters and outreach offices for help out of abusive relationships and life-threatening situations. The Volunteers' time, energy and professionalism are essential to the work of Family Crisis Services, and is especially meaningful to the people we serve. Training in domestic violence issues and how to work effectively and compassionately with victims in crisis is imperative. In order to volunteer it is mandatory to take our 40-hour training which typically is offered three times throughout the year- Fall, Winter and Spring. This training covers everything from the history of domestic violence to appropriate and effective crisis advocacy skills, and is an extremely valuable tool. Once someone has completed the training they then can choose from a variety of options to decide how to volunteer their time. Our biggest need for help currently is with our 24-hour hotline (a pager-based system that individuals take from the comfort of their home) but volunteers are also typically taking part in such other things as support group co-facilitation, tabling events, office assistance, projects with the shelter residents, child care, fundraisers, etc. The Volunteers are highly supported through the work that they are doing for Family Crisis Services and are never asked to do something that isn't comfortable to that individual or doesn't work with their own personal schedule.     
Organization: Family Crisis Services
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04101
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Support Group Co-facilitator Volunteer

Caring Unlimited is seeking Volunteer Facilitators for its support groups in Sanford, Biddeford, Kittery and Cornish. Caring Unlimited support groups are free, confidential, and open to women who have experienced abuse in intimate relationships. Volunteer Facilitators will co-facilitate with Caring Unlimited staff, and are asked to commit to at least 6 months in one location. Currently the support group schedule is: ? Cornish: Monday afternoons 12-1pm? Sanford: Wednesday evenings 5:30-7pm? Kittery: Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm? Biddeford: Thursday evenings 5:30-7pm Key roles and responsibilities include: ? Linking stories to each other and to the larger picture? Identifying themes in women’s lives? Keeping the group moving, ensuring equitable use of group time? Confronting and dealing with challenging situations/behaviors Key skills include: ? Strong communication and listening skills? Understanding of—and willingness to learn about—the dynamics of domestic abuse? Supportiveness and honesty? Ability to use and mirror inclusive language? Self-awareness (facilitators’ mood and energy affect group dynamics)? Cultural competence If you are interested in learning more, or in signing up for our free volunteer training, please contact Betsy Fleurent at (207) 490-3227 x102, or at betsyf@caring-unlimited.org. You can also go directly to our website www.caring-unlimited.org to complete an application.
Organization: Caring Unlimited - York County
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Allow Groups: No