Opportunities from: Volunteer Maine

Volunteer: Young Adult PNMI (Private Non-Medical Institution)

Kennebec Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that we now offer a residential treatment program just for young adults, those 18-24 years of age who aspire to reach their greatest potential. Located at 86 Stone Street in Augusta, the Young Adult Treatment Program offers a home environment where young adults who are living with serious and persistent mental illness can focus on rehabilitation in a highly supportive environment. The program managers are looking for community members to volunteer their time and make a difference in the lives of some of central Maine’s most vulnerable youth. Do you have talent or skill that helps you relax when feeling overwhelmed? This may include offering a yoga class, sewing, gardening, cooking, etc. so the young adults have exposure to things they may not have ever experienced before. 

 

Organization: Kennebec Behavioral Health
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04330
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Agency Board Member

Kennebec Behavioral Health (KBH) provides mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse services to consumers. KBH has four corporations under its umbrella, each of which is licensed by the State of Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. Each corporation is governed by a Board of Directors which is made up of community volunteers. 

KMHA, Inc. stands for Kennebec Mental Health Associates.  This corporation is governed by the KMHA Parent Board of Directors and its focus is on the management aspects of the agency including the performance of the organization's CEO.

KMHA Foundation, Inc. This corporation is governed by the KMHA Foundation Board of Directors and its focus is solely on endowment, fundraising, and maintaining incoming donations, restricted and otherwise.

KMHA Real Estate, Inc. This corporation is governed by the KMHA Real Estate Board of Directors. Its focus is solely on the ownership and maintenance of property, buildings and grounds owned, leased, or maintained by the agency.

KBH Programs and Services, Inc. This corporation is governed by the KBH Programs and Services Board. Its focus is on all clinical aspects of the agency. 

Organization: Kennebec Behavioral Health
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04901
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: Join Kennedy Park Study Center for Great Summer Field Trips!

The Kennedy Park Study Center is looking for fun-loving, responsible volunteers to help out with summer programming! The Study Center hosts a variety of programs during the summer months including art projects, gardening, biking, and field trips. Volunteers are especially needed for our Friday field trips. Field trips may include: East End Beach, Portland Museum of Art, working farms, Audubon and various nature parks throughout Portland. Our aim this summer is to get kids outside and exploring nature as much as possible. If you enjoy kids, nature, and creative play, you will be a great fit.

Time commitment: once a week, Fridays approximately 3-6PM with additional hours available if desired. 

Organization: Portland Housing Authority
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 08/25/2017
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 04101
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Cleaning Volunteer

Help keep our new facility clean by doing laundry, vacuuming, mopping, and taking out the trash. Cleaning shifts are typically any week night from either 6 pm -7 pm or 7 pm - 8 pm. Or, we can work with your schedule! Any help is good help! 

Organization: Portland Community Squash
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04103
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: 5th Annual MDI YMCA Acadia Half Marathon and 10K

This race is the MDI YMCA’s 2nd largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the Half Marathon help fund our scholarship programs. The MDI YMCA is the cornerstone of youth development and recreational activities on the island.  Since 1900 the YMCA has been strengthening and enhancing the lives of island families through its programs and services.  Specifically, the Y’s scholarship fund enables families to thrive with the support of childcare for the single or dual working parents, it supports young people that need a safe and supportive environment to come to after school, engages active older adults who want to maintain an active lifestyle through low-impact fitness and aquatics exercise classes, and enables families wanting to provide an opportunity for their children to compete in competitive basketball and swim team programs. Your participation in the half marathon helps the MDI YMCA keep our doors open to the public on a year round basis. Thank you for your support.

Organization: Mount Desert Island YMCA
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/04/2017
Organization Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 04609
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Greeter- York

Do you have a friendly, outgoing personality and a few hours to spare in the afternoons?  Sweetser is looking for a receptionist- office help for the York office afternoons from 3:00-6:00.   The volunteer would great clients, answer phones, and do general clerical if needed. 

Contact Sue shawthorne@sweetser.org    or 207-373-3006

 

 

Organization: Sweetser-York County
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 03909
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Electrician for plug socket installation in Kennel Building

GaDaH has just finished remodeling the kennel building which allows is now to save more dogs from the kill shelters in Texas. 

Our problem is that in the kennel part there are just two plug sockets/outlets - one at the entrance door and one at the far end of the kennel. We do not really want to be using extension wires to be able to plug other items in, so we are hoping that we can get some outlets professionally, safely and in line with the code installed.

An example - half way through the building we have a small radio/cd so that calming music or the radio can be played throughout the day and night for the dogs. We have box fans that we want to have hitched up on the walls / ceilings to help circulate and cool off when it is warm.

We would "like" to eventually be able to install a washer and maybe dryer so that the kennels can be self-sufficient.

We are wanting this to be done professionally as the safety of the dogs that we save from Texas is of course paramount.

We would also like to be able to run an outside power cord to have a mosquito/bug zapper to help attract these pests away from the main building and play area.

We are always open to suggestions so thoughts and advise is welcome.

Organization: Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04481
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Green Team Co-Coordinator

Looking for a volunteer who is passionate about recycling and compositing to help oversee our Green Team efforts for the Dempsey Challenge, October 7 & 8 in Lewiston, Maine. This is a leadership position co-chairing alongside an experienced Green Team Coordinator. The Co-Coordinators will work together to recruit and manage a team of roughly 30 volunteers throughout event weekend, and oversee all logistics for management of trash, recycling and compositing for the Festival in the Park.

SKILLS: strong leader with ability to problem solve (especially under pressure in a fast-paced environment), work collaboratively with a team, and communicate well with others. Ability to manage volunteers with various backgrounds and abilities, delegate with clear instruction, and motivate and encourage others. Must be able to do some lifting and be on feet for extended periods of time. The event is outdoor and takes place in all weather conditions. 

COMMITMENT: 3-4 in-person or conference call meetings prior to event weekend (May-early October) to discuss logistics and planning, plus availability Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 6-8. Must also be able to communicate via email throughout summer. This position will be part of our Local Organizing Committee, a group of 40+ skilled volunteer leaders who volunteer year-round to plan and manage various aspects of the event. The LOC meets monthly at the Dempsey Center throughout the year; attendance is not mandatory but volunteers are encouraged to attend at least 3 meetings per year to keep apprised of overall event updates.

Event staff will provide staff support around logistics and coordination, and all necessary materials to get the job done. We have a great team that works hard but also likes to have fun and laugh. You'll be provided with a committee tshirt, all meals throughout event weekend, and the reward of knowing you've been part of an incredibly meaningful and emotional event!

The Dempsey Challenge is an annual run, walk and ride fundraising experience for the Dempsey Center. Last year over 3,700 participants, 1,000 volunteer and 1,000 spectators attended the event and participants raised $1.3M for the Dempsey Center, allowing us to provide support and education services at no cost to anyone impacted by cancer. To learn more about the event, visit dempseychallenge.org.

Organization: Dempsey Challenge
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 10/09/2017
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04240
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Fundraising Team

Since Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue moved up from Texas in July 2015, we have been making a lot of changes to the property and generally getting organized. We are now in a position where we would like to welcome more pro-active, dedicated, animal loving people into our small human-pack!

Fundraising as with any non-profit organization is something that we seriously fall short on, we just don't have the people with the time to do anything. Sharing for donations on Facebook is not something I enjoy doing, I would prefer to be more active within the community and letting people see what we are doing and where they hard earned dollars that they are willing, or thinking of donating actually goes to.

I am one person and running the rescue, my business and thinking about having a life back really does take up all my time. I have a billion ideas, but not the people who can help. I get lots of people telling me great ideas of what I can do, but again, not many people able to step up and implement.

GaDaH is looking for someone or a few people to set up a fundraising committee who are pro-active, don't need me to hold their hands and willing and of course able to get out there with whatever they think is worth a try. I am all about trying things and if they work - GREAT - if not, then we know for the future.

The more money we can raise, the more precious souls we can save from the kill shelters in Texas, get them vetted and transported up to the rescue in Maine where they can wait safe and happy until we find their perfect forever families.

Organization: Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04481
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Plumbing in Kennel Building

We have just remodelled our kennel building, but am wanting to have installed the automatic waterers. The kennel is across from the house where water is directed from the well to the kennel building. There is a small water heater and small sink.

We are hoping it is possible to have water pipe go up and then down into each individual kennel (16 in total) and then when we have the finances to purchase the automatic waterers they can just be attached. Not sure if each section (3 sections) of kennels can have a cut-off, or if each kennel can have it's own cut off.

The pipe will have to go on the wall, so will need to be something that dogs cannot chew on!

There are 4 kennels down one side - each is 5ft wide and 11 kennels down the other side, again each 5ft wide.

Would also like one fitting outside so when dogs are playing out they have access to water, without having to run inside. Also we have a play room at the end of the kennels we would like one installing also.

Would need an estimate of cost of materials so that we can fundraise to ensure we get everything that is needed.

Organization: Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04481
Allow Groups: No