needs from: Volunteer Maine

Volunteer: Stuff the Bus Event Support: Palmyra

Help us Stuff the Bus!

During the summer months, UWMM partners with community organizations, local Wal-Mart stores, and school districts to collect school supplies and backpacks for children in our community whose families cannot afford new supplies each year. The supply drive ends with our Stuff the Bus event at the Palmyra Wal-Mart on August 7.

We're looking for volunteers to be event support. You'd be handing out flyers, encouraging customers to donate school supplies on site, and helping to empty collection bins as they fill. If you choose the 9:30 shift, you will help set up tables, signs, etc. If you choose the noon shift, you will help clean up.

If you want to help for the entire event, you can sign up for both shifts.

Organization: United Way of Mid-Maine, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04965
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Stuff the Bus Event Support: Skowhegan

Help us Stuff the Bus!

During the summer months, UWMM partners with community organizations, local Wal-Mart stores, and school districts to collect school supplies and backpacks for children in our community whose families cannot afford new supplies each year. The supply drive ends with our Stuff the Bus event at the Skowhegan Wal-Mart on August 7.

We're looking for volunteers to be event support. You'd be handing out flyers, encouraging customers to donate school supplies on site, and helping to empty collection bins as they fill. If you choose the 9:30 shift, you will help set up tables, signs, etc. If you choose the noon shift, you will help clean up.

If you want to help for the entire event, you can sign up for both shifts.

Organization: United Way of Mid-Maine, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04976
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Stuff the Bus Event Support: Waterville

Help us Stuff the Bus!

During the summer months, UWMM partners with community organizations, local Wal-Mart stores, and school districts to collect school supplies and backpacks for children in our community whose families cannot afford new supplies each year. The supply drive ends with our Stuff the Bus event at the Waterville Wal-Mart on August 7.

We're looking for volunteers to be event support. You'd be handing out flyers, encouraging customers to donate school supplies on site, and helping to empty collection bins as they fill. If you choose the 9:30 shift, you will help set up tables, signs, etc. If you choose the noon shift, you will help clean up.

If you want to help for the entire event, you can sign up for both shifts.

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

Volunteer: Book It for Reading~Presque Isle

Book It for Reading is a 5K/1-mile Fun Run/Walk for people of all ages to promote early literacy.  All participants receive a book once they cross the finish line. This United Way of Aroostook fundraiser directly benefits their early literacy programs including Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Volunteers are needed to stand post throughout the course to ensure runner safety.  All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt.

Mantle Lake Park
110 Pine Street
Presque Isle, ME US 04769

Organization: United Way of Aroostook
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Aug 19, 2017
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04769
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Maintenance

Small home projects

 

Location:  Hancock County, Washington County, and Piscataquis County

Organization: Eastern Area Agency on Aging
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Jul 31, 2017
Zip Code: 04605
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Gardeners

Do you enjoy gardening? The Ronald McDonald House in Bangor is looking for individuals who have some interest and skills with basic home gardening to help keep our gardens beautiful. The timeframe is very flexible, so please inquire if you have any time to give this spring, summer or fall. Looking for individuals to help weed gardens, rake, and water.

Organization: Ronald McDonald House Charities Maine
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04401
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Portland NEDA Walk Volunteer


Join us and our National Walk Sponsor Aerie for the Portland, ME NEDA Walk at Baxter Boulevard- Back Cove Trail on Saturday, August 8th, 2015!

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is delighted to invite you to support the mission of NEDA to raise awareness about the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment by participating in a NEDA Walk. NEDA is looking for volunteers for the walk day to help out with registration and coordination/facilitation of the walk. Thank you for making a difference! 


For more info, please see our event page: 
https://nedawalk.org/portlandme2017

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1945889455647351/

Organization: National Eating Disorders Association
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Sep 30, 2017
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04101
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Special Events Assistant

Overview: Do you enjoy working with multi-generational groups of people in a variety of environments?  The BHS hosts a number of lectures, receptions and other events throughout the year. The Special Events Assistant works with BHS Staff to plan, organize and implement these community events.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist event set up and take down Assist in running games and activities Duties vary – anything from selling tickets to handing out craft materials 

Training:

Assistants are asked to attend an orientation course at the BHS. Courses are regularly scheduled and will last approximately an hour. All volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one walking tour to learn more about Bangor history. Assistants will be supplied with information regarding the Hill House and its history and are encouraged to ask staff for help at any time. Volunteers working with children will be given background checks.

Commitment:

Length of Time: at least 3 events in a 6-month period Amount of Time: 3-4 hours per event, including prep and clean up Events will be scheduled at a variety of times on both weekdays and weekends Location: Thomas A. Hill House; other downtown partner locations

Qualifications and Skills:

Enjoys working with children and families Excellent interpersonal skills Enthusiasm for local history

Benefits

Have fun interacting with visitors of all age groups Learn about local history topics Children of event volunteers may participate in the event at no cost Free admission to Thomas A. Hill House museum 15% discount on gift shop purchases After 100 hours of service, a free one-year membership to Bangor Historical Society
Organization: Bangor Historical Society
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04401
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Building and Grounds Caretaker

Overview

Assist in maintaining the Thomas A. Hill House and its grounds. A caretaker will work with the Curator and the Building and Grounds Committee to make the property presentable to visitors.

 

Key Responsibilities

Assist in maintaining the exterior of Hill House by raking, shoveling, gardening and performing light maintenance, etc. Help decorate the exterior of the building for holidays and events Help set up for BHS events located at the Hill House as needed Opportunity to staff BHS events

 

Training

Caretakers are required to attend an orientation course at the BHS. Courses are regularly scheduled and will last approximately an hour. Caretakers will be supplied with information regarding the Hill House and its history and are encouraged to ask staff for help at any time.

Commitment

Caretakers are asked to be available for at least one shift a week. Caretaker shift target length varies depending on duties, but is a max of three hours each. Shifts can be scheduled from Monday-Saturday, 10am to 4pm Location: Thomas A. Hill House

Qualifications and Skills

Reliable and punctual Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the care of historic houses Able to work independently Attention to detail Be comfortable on ladders The ability to lift 30lbs unassisted. Comfortable working outdoors

Benefits

Free admission to Thomas A. Hill House museum Access to the museum’s resources and collection as well as learning materials Free entrance to BHS events 15% discount on gift store purchases After 100 hours of service, a free one-year membership to Bangor Historical Society
Organization: Bangor Historical Society
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04401
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Tour Guide

Overview:

Using a BHS provided script, Tour Guides lead groups throughout the city learning about places, people and events that shaped the Queen City. Costumes (we provide those too) are encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

Educate tour attendees about the history of Bangor Interact with the public in a positive and engaging manner Collect tour fees from attendees and deposit money at the Hill House

 

Training:

Tour Guides are asked to attend an orientation course at the BHS. Courses are regularly scheduled and will last approximately an hour. In addition, Tour Guides will shadow experienced BHS guides as they give tours. Tour Guides will be supplied with information regarding the Hill House and its history and are encouraged to ask staff for help at any time.

Commitment:

Tour guides are expected to commit to at least 3 tours per year Tour dates and times vary- a mix of weekday evenings and weekend mornings/evenings Location: Downtown Bangor, Mt. Hope Cemetery

 

Qualifications and Skills:

Reliable and punctual Comfortable speaking in front of small groups Desire to learn about local history Outgoing and enthusiastic about interacting with the public Able to work independently Responsible money handling

 

Benefits

Learn about local history topics Access to the museum’s resources and collection as well as learning materials Gain public speaking experience Free admission to Thomas A. Hill House museum 15% discount on gift shop purchases After 100 hours of service, a free one-year membership to Bangor Historical Society
Organization: Bangor Historical Society
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04401
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer on the trail with our Field Teams

Our AmeriCorps Field Teams are serving at state parks and public lands across the state of Maine. They would love to have volunteers join the to help with the trail work and learn about the work being done. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, or share your own!

For more details contact our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at MConsCorps.VOC@maine.gov or 207-624-6092

Some locations you could volunteer: 

Baxter State Park (Millinocket): *There will be a lot of hiking involved with these projects.

Wednesday, June 28th- Sunday, July 2nd

Wednesday, July12th- Sunday, July 16th

Wednesday, July 26th- Sunday, July 30th

Friday, August 11th- Wednesday, August 16th

Help re-route steeps sections of trail on the Abol Trail, Dudley Trail, and Hunt Trail, including corridor clearing, tread work and stone work where needed.

Appalachian Trail:

Route 17: Wednesday, June 28th- Sunday, July 2nd

Safford Brook: Tuesday, July11th- Thursday, July 13th

Safford Brook: Tuesday, July18th- Thursday, July 20th

Safford Brook: Wednesday, July26th- Sunday, July 30th

Safford Brook: Friday, August 11th- Wednesday, August 16th

Help re-route sections of Appalachian Trail including corridor clearing, tread work, drainage and stone work where needed.

Deboullie Trails (Eagle Lake):

Wednesday, June 28th- Sunday, July 2nd

Wednesday, July12th- Sunday, July 16th

Wednesday, July 26th- Sunday, July 30th

Friday, August 11th- Wednesday, August 16th  

Help with trail corridor maintenance, repainting of the trail system, some stone step work and bog bridging where needed.

Northern Parks:

Wednesday, June 28th- Sunday, July 2nd

Wednesday, July12th- Sunday, July 16th

Wednesday, July 26th- Sunday, July 30th

Friday, August 11th- Wednesday, August 16th  

Lily Bay State Park: Assist with brushing back existing trails and roadways.  Kineo State Park: Assist with trail work including replacing old bog bridging, building water bars and redirecting trails focusing on the Carriage Trail and Bridal Trail.  Penobscot River Corridor: Help with erosion control on campsites and some step work needed at selected sites.

Bradbury Mountain State Park (Pownal):

Wednesday, June 28th- Sunday, July 2nd

Wednesday, July12th- Sunday, July 16th

Assist with blowdown/debris removal, cleaning and re-establishing drainage, sidehilling, corridor clearing, paint blazing and signage, repair/replacement of waterbars, and replacement of trail bridges.

Grafton Notch State Park (Newry):

Wednesday, July 26th- Sunday, July 30th

Friday, August 11th- Wednesday, August 16th   

Help construct stone staircases, waterbars and ditching on the Eyebrow Trail and with tread improvements, signage, and trail side feature improvements on the Table Rock Trail.

Frenchman Bay Conservancy (Mariaville):

Wednesday, June 28th- Sunday, July 2nd

Help re-routes and sidehill on the Fisherman’s Trail at Mariaville Falls and help construct stone or timber stairs and grade reversals on the Edgecomb Trail.

Kennebec Land Trust (Vassalboro):

Tuesday, July11th- Thursday, July 13th

Help clear the remainder of a four acre field at Davidson Nature Preserve to allow more sunlight for low bush blueberries to be reestablished.

Merryspring Nature Center (Camden/Rockport):

            Tuesday, July18th- Thursday, July 20th

Help conduct trail improvements, including the building of bog bridges and erosion control to protect hillsides and nearby streams.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust (Grand Lake Stream):

Wednesday, July 26th- Sunday, July 30th

Friday, August 11th- Wednesday, August 16th  

Help build 3-4 miles of hiking trails by extending and improving two existing trails and the construction of a new trail.

Moosehead Region (Greenville):

Wednesday, June 28th- Sunday, July 2nd

Tuesday, August 1st – Thursday, August 3rd

Friday, August 11th- Wednesday, August 16th  

Help the team construct a new hiking trail on William Mountain located in Misery TWP, Somerset County. The trail is envisioned as a primitive hiking trail leading 1.5 miles to the summit area where a discontinued Maine Forest Service fire tower and fire warden’s cabin stand.

York Land Trust (York):

Tuesday, July11th- Thursday, July 13th

Help construct a .75 mile trail along the Smelt Brook with two scenic overlooks and the installation of 4 bog bridges. Additionally help install kiosks, trail signs, and conduct invasive species removal.

Maine Huts & Trails (Carrabassett Valley):

Wednesday, July19th- Sunday, July 23rd

Aid in the cutting and brushing out of a trail.

 

Organization: Maine Conservation Corps
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Camp CaPella Clean Up

The first day of camp is June 25th and there is still alot of work to be done.  The wet Spring weather had made it difficult to get everything prepared.  We have garden work, painting projects, basic yard work, cleaning the beach and preparing our swim area, basic cleaning and organization of supplies and more! 

Organization: Camp CaPella
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04429
Allow Groups: No