Opportunities from: Volunteer Maine

Volunteer: Communications and Marketing Committee

UWTVA mission:  The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area strives to unite people and resources to improve lives and build a strong and healthy community; we do this by identifying local needs and addressing their root causes, raising funds to meet those needs, and collaborating on local initiatives that create a measurable difference in Greater Franklin County.  Our goals: Strengthen Families and Children Increase Independence and Financial Stability Improve Health Respond to Emergencies and Meet Basic Human Needs By identifying the community's most pressing problems, supporting or developing programs that best address those problems, and measuring the program results, the United Way makes sure donor support makes a difference in the Tri-Valley Area. The United Way knows that together we can do more than any one of us can achieve alone. If, in addition to helping others in our own special ways, every employed person in our Tri-Valley area contributed just $1.00 per week to our United Way Community Fund, we would create a resource of over $800,000 annually. This would enable our community to invest much more in new and expanded programs designed to solve community problems and take advantage of opportunities to improve the quality of life for all of us. That's the power of our community working together the United Way.

The duty of the Communications and Marketing Committee is to make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding strategic issues that affect the UWTVA's mission in the community. The committee shall: a) Provide leadership in the development of a long-range marketing plan for UWTVA. Committee Chair shall communicate actions and plans to the Board on an ongoing basis. b) determine Marketing approach, materials and venue(s). c) Help to promote UWTVA in various ways (social media (as appropriate), marketing literature, special events, etc. . It shall also advise on the budget needed for committee purposes.

Organization: United Way Of The Tri-Valley Area
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04938
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Become a Friend of Mt. A

Mount A Needs Friends! You are invited to become a member of the Friends of Mount A Advocacy Group. Friends will assist the land manager in carrying out educational, interpretative and public use objectives for the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program on over 10,000 contiguous acres without compromising the integrity of Mount A’s sensitive ecological habitat.  Friends participate in a variety of ways- from financial support through fundraising or membership dues, to actively volunteering on projects or staffing a visitor contact station.  Every Friend is important in helping our organization continue to grow!   Become a Friend of Mount A!  For more information please Contact the Conservation Coordinator.  

Organization: Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 03909
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Money Minders

The Money Minders Program matches trained bonded volunteers with adults 55 or older who need help establishing a monthly budget and insuring all bills get paid in a timely and accurate manner.  The goal of the program is to give clients help with their financial matters enabling them live independently.

As a trained Money Minder volunteer, you will help clients pay bills and  establish a budget with seniors who feel overwhelmed paying bills on time. 

Financial experience is a plus but not required. 

If you have skills budgeting and balancing a check book, have a  couple of hours a month and are able to commit for a year there are several volunteers needed in the Augusta area.  There is a mandatory 2 hour training, and mileage reimbursement.

Organization: Spectrum Generations-Mid Maine
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Central Maine CA$H Coalition- Resource Guide (Free Training)

Help low- to moderate-income families and individuals in Central Maine build a better financial future! Volunteer with the Central Maine CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Coalition and provide free financial asset coaching.

FREE comprehensive training is provided to become skilled in financial literacy and asset coaching. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill or sharpen an old skill and build your resume, all while making a difference in someone's life and impacting your community!

Waterville tax clinics will be held on Wednesday evenings in February and March and on two Saturdays. All clinics take place at Waterville High School. We ask that volunteers plan to sign up for a minimum of three Wednesday evenings and one Saturday shift.

The FREE training session for tax preparers will take place at Thomas College on Saturday, January 21 from 9:30am-2pm with a break for lunch. We will hold Saturday, January 28 as a snow day or additional training day if needed.

Please call or email with any questions! 207-873-0686 or info@uwmm.org

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

Volunteer: Central Maine CA$H Coalition-Tax Preparer (Free Training!)

NO PREVIOUS TAX EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Help low- to moderate-income families and individuals in Central Maine build a better financial future! Volunteer with the Central Maine CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Coalition and provide free tax preparation assistance and financial asset coaching.

FREE comprehensive training is provided to become IRS certified in tax preparation! This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill or sharpen an old skill and build your resume, all while making a difference in someone's life and impacting your community!

Waterville tax clinics will be held on Wednesday evenings in February and March and on two Saturdays. All clinics take place at Waterville High School. We ask that volunteers plan to sign up for a minimum of three Wednesday evenings and one Saturday shift.

The FREE training session for tax preparers will take place at Thomas College on Saturday, January 21 from 9:30am-2pm with a break for lunch. We will hold Saturday, January 28 as a snow day or additional training day if needed. Please call or email with any questions! 207-873-7700 or info@uwmm.org

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

Volunteer: Central Maine CA$H Coalition- Greeter/Intake

Help low- to moderate-income families and individuals in Central Maine build a better financial future! The Central Maine CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Coalition provides free tax preparation assistance and financial asset coaching.

Are you friendly and outgoing? Do you love meeting new people? Become a Greeter! Greeters are the first point of contact for individuals with appointments for tax assistance and financial coaching. Greeters ensure taxpayers have a scheduled appointment and have brought the required materials for their appointments.

Waterville tax clinics will be held on Wednesday evenings in February and March and on two Saturdays. All clinics take place at Waterville High School. We ask that volunteers plan to sign up for a minimum of three Wednesday evenings and one Saturday shift. Please call or email with any questions! 207-873-7700 or info@uwmm.org

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

Volunteer: CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) - Volunteer Intake and Asset Guide

CA$H - Volunteer Intake and Asset Guide

Join the volunteers who brought over $1.2 million in tax refunds to Greater Portland house-holds last year! CA$H Greater Portland (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help empower individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability; we are an initiative of United Way of Greater Portland. CA$H provides outreach and education about ways people can make the most of their money. CA$H offers free tax preparation and asset-building resources to qualified filers during tax season; helps employers bring financial education tools to their employees; and educates hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community to increase their income, reduce debt, and build savings. At CA$H free tax preparation sites, we prepare and file federal and state income taxes for free helping clients avoid high-priced income tax filing fees and Refund Anticipation Loans. Participants often learn that they qualify for tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can put thousands of dollars back into their pockets.

CA$H Intake and Asset Guides help tax site clients with the intake process, as well as help them connect with local programs and services that can help them make the most of their money. Volunteers for this role need to enjoy working with the public in a friendly supportive manner and should be comfortable conversing one-on-one with tax site clients. Intake and Asset Guides meet with tax filers to discuss asset building and savings options. Intake and Asset Guides make sure all clients have all required documents and highlight key info for tax preparers, and they complete the intake form with tax filers.

The Intake and Asset Guide training only takes a couple of hours and is completed on-site at our Goodwill offices with support from our staff. The ideal commitment is 4 shifts during the tax season However, we certainly will not turn you away if you are only able to volunteer once or twice! Each shift is approx. 4 hours. Shifts are available Tuesday, Wednesday, &Thursday 5-9pm, and Saturday 9am-3:30pm, from mid - January through mid - April. Orientation and training sessions begin in November and go through January 21, 2017.

This opportunity is during dinner time, not to worry, we will have food, beverages and holiday treats on-site to keep our volunteers energized!

If this is not the role for you, but you still want to be involved, check out our posts for information about other volunteer positions as a Tax Preparer, Scheduler, Greeter or Interpreter.

Volunteer for CA$H and help your community become more financially stable!

To complete a volunteer application click here!

 

 

Organization: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 04/15/2017
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04101
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) - Volunteer Scheduler

CA$H - Volunteer Scheduler

Join the volunteers who brought over $1.2 million in tax refunds to Greater Portland house-holds last year! CA$H Greater Portland (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help empower individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability; we are an initiative of United Way of Greater Portland. CA$H provides outreach and education about ways people can make the most of their money. CA$H offers free tax preparation and asset-building resources to qualified filers during tax season; helps employers bring financial education tools to their employees; and educates hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community to increase their income, reduce debt, and build savings. At CA$H free tax preparation sites, we prepare and file federal and state income taxes for free helping clients avoid high-priced income tax filing fees and Refund Anticipation Loans. Participants often learn that they qualify for tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can put thousands of dollars back into their pockets. 

CA$H Schedulers answer phone calls from interested tax filers, screen for eligibility and level of return, and schedule appointments using an Excel spreadsheet. Volunteers for this role need to be friendly and comfortable talking with folks on the phone and basic knowledge of Excel. The Scheduler training only takes a couple of hours and is completed on-site at our Goodwill offices with support from our staff. Orientation and training sessions begin in November and are offered through January 21, 2017.

The ideal commitment is 4 shifts during the tax season but we certainly aren't going to turn you away if you only able to volunteer once or twice.J Each shift is approx. 4 hours. Shifts are available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5pm-9pm, and Saturday 9am-3:30pm, from mid-January through mid-April.

This opportunity is during dinner time, not to worry, we will have food, beverages and treats on-site to keep volunteers energized! If this is not the role for you, but you still want to be involved, check out our posts for information about other volunteer positions such as a Greeter or an Intake and Asset Guide.

Volunteer for CA$H and help your community become more financially stable!

To complete a volunteer application click here!

 

 

Organization: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 04/15/2017
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04101
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) - Volunteer Greeter

CA$H - Volunteer Greeter

Join the volunteers who brought over $1.2 million in tax refunds to Greater Portland house-holds last year! CA$H Greater Portland (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help empower individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability; we are an initiative of United Way of Greater Portland. CA$H provides outreach and education about ways people can make the most of their money. CA$H offers free tax preparation and asset-building resources to qualified filers during tax season; helps employers bring financial education tools to their employees; and educates hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community to increase their income, reduce debt, and build savings. At CA$H free tax preparation sites, prepare and file federal and state income taxes for free—helping clients avoid high-priced income tax filing fees and Refund Anticipation Loans. Participants often learn that they qualify for tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can put thousands of dollars back into their pockets.

Greeters open the door for tax fillers, welcome them, and direct them to the tax site. Greeters also make reminder calls to tax filers with upcoming appointments. Volunteers for this role need to enjoy working with the public in a friendly supportive manner and be comfortable having one-on one conversation with tax site clients. Volunteers for CA$H roles attend an orientation then training specific to their volunteer role.The Greeter training only takes a couple of hours and is completed on-site at our Goodwill offices with support from our staff. Orientation and training sessions begin in November and are offered through  January 21, 2017.

The ideal commitment is 4 shifts during the tax season. However, we certainly aren't going to turn you away if you are only able to volunteer once or twice. Each shift is approx. 4 hours. Shifts are available Tuesday, Wednesday, &Thursday 5-9pm, and Saturday 9am-3:30pm, from mid-January through mid-April.

This opportunity is during dinner time, not to worry, we will have food, beverages and holiday treats on site to keep our volunteers energized!

If this is not the role for you, but you still want to be involved, check out our posts for information about other volunteer positions as a Scheduler, Intake and Asset Guide, Tax Preparer or Interpreter.

Volunteer for CA$H and help your community become more financially stable!

To complete a volunteer application click here!

Organization: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 04/15/2017
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04101
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Money Minder Volunteer Helping Seniors with Bill Management.

The Money Minders Program matches trained bonded volunteers with adults 55 or older who need help establishing a monthly budget and insuring all bills get paid in a timely and accurate manner.  The goal of the program is to give clients help with their financial matters enabling them live independently.

As a trained Money Minder volunteer, you will help clients pay bills and  establish a budget with seniors who feel overwhelmed paying bills on time. 

Financial experience is a plus but not required. 

If you have skills budgeting and balancing a check book, have a  couple of hours a month and are able to commit for a year there are several volunteers needed in the Augusta area.  There is a mandatory 2 hour training, and mileage reimbursement.

 

Organization: Spectrum Generations
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04338
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) - Volunteer Interpreter

CA$H - Volunteer Interpreter

Join the volunteers who brought over $1.2 million in tax refunds to Greater Portland house-holds last year! CA$H Greater Portland is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help empower individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability; we are an initiative of United Way of Greater Portland. CA$H provides outreach and education about ways people can make the most of their money. CA$H offers free tax preparation and asset-building resources to qualified filers during tax season; helps employers bring financial education tools to their employees; and educates hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community to increase their income, reduce debt, and build savings. At CA$H free tax preparation sites, prepare and file federal and state income taxes for free helping clients avoid high-priced income tax filing fees and Refund Anticipation Loans. Participants often learn that they qualify for tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can put thousands of dollars back into their pockets.

Greater Portland is a wonderfully diverse community where many languages are spoken. Interpreters assist CA$H Intake and Asset Guides and Tax Preparers as they interview clients to collect accurate and complete information for income tax preparation and filing, clarifying written and spoken information, and helping to contact clients if follow-up is necessary. Volunteers for all CA$H roles attend an orientation and then training specific to their volunteer role. The Interpreter training takes a couple of hours and is completed on-site at our Goodwill offices with support from our staff. Orientation and training sessions start in November 2016 and are offered through January 15, 2017.  

The ideal commitment is 4 shifts during the tax season. However, we certainly aren't going to turn you away if you are only able to volunteer once or twice! Each shift is approx. 4 hours. Shits are available Tuesday, Wednesday, &Thursday 5-9pm, and Saturday 9am-3:30pm, from mid- January through mid-April.

This opportunity is during dinner time, not to worry, we will have food, beverages and seasonal treats on-site to keep our volunteers energized!

If this not the role for you, but you still want to be involved, check out our posts for information about other volunteer positions as a Tax Preparer, Scheduler, Greeter or Intake and Asset Guide.

 Join CA$H and make a difference in your community! To complete a volunteer application click here!
Organization: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 04/14/2017
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04106
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the decision making and policy-setting body of Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity. It sets financial goals and priorities, manage legal matters, and communicates with Habitat for Humanity International as well s the Regional Support Center. Board members, elected at the affiliate's annual meeting in May, agrees to serve two years terms. Board members attend regular monthly meetings, and most serve on at least one other committee. The Board elects an affiliate President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer on an annual basis.

Organization: Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04901
Allow Groups: No