Opportunities from: Volunteer Maine

Volunteer: Home Assessor for Meals on Wheels in Waldo County

Meals on Wheels Assessor Play a supporting role in Spectrum Generations' life-saving Meals on Wheels Program by assessing the nutritional needs of homebound seniors to determine eligibility for the Meals on Wheels program and/or other program needs. Make home visits to collect pertinent information to further assess the consumers’ eligibility for the program Confidential information is collected using a variety of easy to understand forms Information may include observations about general health, physical condition, frailty, mental health problems, or domestic conditions A follow-up 6-month reassessment will be conducted over the telephone A yearly in-home reassessment visit is required Work under the supervision of the Nutrition coordinator A great opportunity for those with a background in nursing or social work!  You will be based out of our Waldo Community Center, 18 Merriam Rd, Belfast and travelling throughout Waldo County. Specific geographic areas can be arranged. Call for more information 930-8080, or reply below.  

Organization: Spectrum Generations
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04915
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Wait staff, hostesses, and serving assistants - Hallowell and Waterville

Spectrum Generations Cohen Community Center in Hallowell is seeking volunteer wait staff, hostesses, and serving assistants: Socialize in our dining rooms assisting with our Social Dining program. Wait staff, hostesses, and serving assistants are needed- especially those who are willing to come on short notice. Helping with set up and clean up is most appreciated.

Organization: Spectrum Generations
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04347
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Meals on Wheels Driver

What, specifically, will the volunteer(s) do?  Meals on Wheels of York Co. needs a delivery person to Pick up frozen meals at the Biddeford Meals-on-Wheels site and deliver them to the Kennebunk site. 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Thursdays. 

Experience & skills needed by the volunteers: Must have a valid driver’s license, current up-to-date car insurance and a vehicle that can hold 7 standard size coolers. Must be able to pass a driving-record check.

Organization: Southern Maine Agency on Aging (York County)
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04005
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Meals on Wheels Assessor Urgent Need Hallowell Area

Meals on Wheels Assessor Play a supporting role in Spectrum Generations' life-saving Meals on Wheels Program by assessing the nutritional needs of homebound seniors to determine eligibility for the Meals on Wheels program and/or other program needs. Make home visits to collect pertinent information to further assess the consumers’ eligibility for the program Confidential information is collected using a variety of easy to understand forms Information may include observations about general health, physical condition, frailty, mental health problems, or domestic conditions A follow-up 6-month reassessment will be conducted over the telephone A yearly in-home reassessment visit is required Work under the supervision of the Nutrition coordinator A great opportunity for those with a background in nursing or social work!  You will be based out of our Cohen Community Center in Hallowell and travelling throughout Southern Kennebec County. Specific geographic areas can be arranged. Call for more information 626-7777 or apply below!  

Organization: Spectrum Generations
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04347
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: 2017 Trek Across Maine - Volunteers needed at UMF

TREK ACROSS MAINE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS AT University Maine at Farmington. 

WHEN: June 16, 2017 from 8:00am - 3:30pm (4 hour shifts available)


WHAT: Volunteers will help with:

- End of day pack up
- Monitoring safety of finish line 
- Monitoring crosswalks
- Overseeing general safety of camping area at Prescott Field
- Assisting to monitor barricades at certain areas of the finish line
- Assisting cyclists securing bikes at overnight bike corral


WHERE: University of Maine at Farmington


No training needed. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Lodging and dinner will be provided to those who live at least an hour away. We hope to see you there!

Organization: American Lung Association in Maine
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04938
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Help Local York County Residents Stay in their Home!

We are always looking for volunteers who will help change a light bulb, rake some leaves, run an errand, or more!  Would you be interested in helping your neighbors in York County who wish to maintain their independent living?  If so, let us know!

Organization: Thriving in Place
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04073
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: WELLS Meals on Wheels Driver

The Mission of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging is to improve the physical, social, emotional and economic well-being of elder adults in Southern Maine.

What, specifically, will the volunteer(s) do?  Pick up meals at the appropriate dining center, deliver meals to the homebound seniors on their route and return to the meal center upon completion of the deliveries.

Experience & skills needed by the volunteers: Must have a valid driver’s license and current up-to-date car insurance. Must be able to pass a background check and driving-record check.

Organization: Southern Maine Agency on Aging (York County)
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04090
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Head Start Kitchen Aide

JOB TITLE: Volunteer Kitchen Aide

SUPERVISOR: Lead Teacher, Teacher or Home Visitor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Works cooperatively with classroom staff on a consistent basis, becoming familiar with the daily nutrition schedule and activities, along with the Head Start philosophy.

REQUIREMENTS: Attends a volunteer training

SKILLS NEEDED: Friendly, warm personality. Able to work with children. Emotionally mature and able to follow directions. Displays a positive attitude and respects client confidentiality.

TASKS: Prepares breakfast and/or lunch daily for center and combination programs according to program menus and recipes, substituting only in an emergency and only with prior approval of the Nutrition Manager. Serves food family style and eats with children. Works with children in the classroom setting and clearing tables. Cleans kitchen appliances, utensils and food daily in a clean and orderly manner.

EXPECTED RESULTS: Increased understanding of the Head Start nutrition program. Provides adequate role modeling for children. Increased ability to work with children and adults. Follows directions and is able to implement ideas. 

RESOURCES: Guidance from Lead Teacher, Teacher or Home Visitor Nutrition curriculum, written materials

The kitchen aide may become a paid substitute kitchen aide as follows:

For Center Based: After volunteering 20 hours in the kitchen or classroom and after attending the volunteer training.

For Home Based: After volunteering 15 hours in the kitchen or classroom and after attending the volunteer training.

GUIDANCE FOR VOLUNTEER TRAINING KITCHEN AIDE: Menus must be followed. Changes must be approved by Nutrition Specialist. Food Amounts/Recipes - lists foods to be prepared and amounts for each food item according to number of children and adults present each day. There must be at least 2-1/2 hours between the start of breakfast and the start of lunch (volunteers can be given a day's schedule). Food is not used as punishment or reward; children are encouraged but not forced to eat. Size and number of servings (shown on food amounts) reflect consideration of children's needs/abilities. Example: sandwiches cut in 1/4 (shown on recipes). Each child should be given sufficient time to eat. Children and staff, including volunteers, eat together in a relaxed atmosphere. Food is served family style so children can be involved in establishing good eating habits. Children are encouraged to pour, pass, and mop up spills, etc. by themselves. Talk at meal times should be centered around children's interests and about nutrition.

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: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04073
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Food Pantry Project Volunteer

Description: the Food Pantry Project is one of United Way of Oxford County’s community initiatives.  United Way of Oxford County will deliver portable shelving units to a participating business that will participate in a food drive for two weeks to a month. At the end of the food drive period United Way of Oxford County will come pick up shelving units and donated food and drop it off at a local food pantry. The next month, the shelving units will be dropped off to a different business and donations will be brought to a different food pantry than the previous month.   Responsibilities: a Food Pantry Project Volunteer will be responsible for the following: Coordinating with local businesses and signing them up to participate Coordinating with local food pantries to record their current needs Keep an accurate list of business and pantries that have participated in the program Some travel may be required   Requirements: a Food Pantry Project Volunteer must possess the following qualities: Very organized Outgoing Friendly Team player Self motivated Flexible
Organization: United Way of Oxford County
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04268
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Faith Works Community Outreach-Augusta

Faith Works Community Outreach has volunteer oppotunities for people to support the Food Pantry program through serving every other Sunday from Noon-3pm sorting, preparing foods, rotating freezers, etc.  We also have opportunities to serve on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month doing multiple jobs as a participant in our food pantry operations.
Organization: Faith Works Community Outreach
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 04330
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Kitchen Assistant / Meals on Wheels Packers - Hallowell

Spectrum Generations Cohen Community Center in Hallowell is seeking: Assist Spectrum Generations daily preparation of Meals on Wheels and Lunch meals at our Cohen Community Center in Hallowell or Muskie Community Center in Waterville. Behind every good cook there are helpers ready to do whatever is asked of them. If you are interested in helping to create excellent food and assisting our skilled & fun kitchen staff, be a volunteer kitchen assistant. Our volunteers are a group of special people which span all ages and all backgrounds who volunteer some of their time to help others while finding personal fulfillment. Duties May Include: Help pack hot meals for Meals on Wheels program Help with prep of food, dessert, etc Clean tables, remove food and dishes, and other duties required to clean after meal service Dishwashing and putting away of dishes & silverware Stocking shelves in storage rooms Wash and set dining tables Morning hours, typically 8am-noon
Organization: Spectrum Generations
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04347
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Kitchen Assistant / Meals on Wheels Packers - Waterville

Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center in Waterville is seeking: Assist Spectrum Generations daily preparation of Meals on Wheels and Lunch meals at our Cohen Community Center in Hallowell or Muskie Community Center in Waterville. Behind every good cook there are helpers ready to do whatever is asked of them. If you are interested in helping to create excellent food and assisting our skilled & fun kitchen staff, be a volunteer kitchen assistant. Our volunteers are a group of special people which span all ages and all backgrounds who volunteer some of their time to help others while finding personal fulfillment. Duties May Include: Help pack hot meals for Meals on Wheels program Help with prep of food, dessert, etc Clean tables, remove food and dishes, and other duties required to clean after meal service Dishwashing and putting away of dishes & silverware Stocking shelves in storage rooms Wash and set dining tables Morning hours, typically 8am-noon
Organization: Spectrum Generations
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04901
Allow Groups: No