needs from: Volunteer Maine

Volunteer: Community Impact Team: Meeting Needs

If you’re looking to initiate change by helping people to meet their basic needs, then focus your energy here by joining the Meeting Needs Community Impact Team (CIT). This CIT envisions all basic human needs being met for everyone in our community.

The Meeting Needs CIT was established to assure that decisions around partner agency funding allocations as well as agency facilitated and/or supported projects and initiatives are directly addressing the identified community issues surrounding meeting basic needs for individuals and families. These teams of dedicated volunteers hold our partners, volunteers, and staff accountable for a set of identified outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

Seek sustainable solutions in identified focus areas Develop knowledge and expertise in their assigned area Prioritize and plan a course of action that will lead to results Review partner agencies’ program performance semiannually Contribute to decisions on allocation of funds biennially

Time Commitment:  Meets monthly on the second Tuesday.

Organization: United Way of Mid-Maine, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Community Impact Team: Promoting Independence

If you’re looking to initiate change by promoting independence, then focus your energy here by joining the Promoting Independence Community Impact Team (CIT). This CIT envisions all people being independent and having the means to care and provide for themselves and/or their families.

The Promoting Independence CIT was established to assure that decisions around partner agency funding allocations as well as agency facilitated and/or supported projects and initiatives are directly addressing the identified community issues surrounding individuals remaining independent. These teams of dedicated volunteers hold our partners, volunteers, and staff accountable for a set of identified outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

Seek sustainable solutions in identified focus areas Develop knowledge and expertise in their assigned area Prioritize and plan a course of action that will lead to results Review partner agencies’ program performance semiannually Contribute to decisions on allocation of funds biennially

Time Commitment:  Meets monthly on the first Friday.

Organization: United Way of Mid-Maine, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Community Impact Team: Strengthening Children, Youth, and Families

If you’re looking to initiate change by strengthening children and families, then focus your energy here by joining the Strengthening Families Community Impact Team (CIT). This CIT envisions all children and youth reaching their fullest potential.

The Strengthening Families CIT was established to assure that decisions around partner agency funding allocations as well as agency facilitated and/or supported projects and initiatives are directly addressing the identified community issues surrounding children and families. These teams of dedicated volunteers hold our partners, volunteers, and staff accountable for a set of identified outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

Seek sustainable solutions in identified focus areas Develop knowledge and expertise in their assigned area Prioritize and plan a course of action that will lead to results Review partner agencies’ program performance semiannually Contribute to decisions on allocation of funds biennially

Time Commitment:  Meets monthly on the fourth Thursday.

Organization: United Way of Mid-Maine, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04901
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: 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: 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: 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