Opportunities from: Volunteer Maine

Volunteer: Office Wrangler

The Partners for a Hunger-Free York County organization is growing and we are looking for a Volunteer Partner to work with us in helping our community. We need a partner who can come to our office location in Alfred on a weekly basis to do some office work with us. The time commitment we are looking for would ideally be about 6 hours a week. The volunteer hours would be between the hours of 7:30 am to 4 pm, but we are flexible on the day of the week Monday - Friday. Knowledge of office equipment, Microsoft programs, Quickbooks, and basic bookkeeping is needed.

The general duties we are looking include:

Bookkeeping and reporting Greet visitors and consumers Data entry Phone calls Correspondences Weekly cleaning of office area Website and social media updates Setting up for meetings (possibly going to meetings 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month) Mail retrieval and other tasks as desired

 

 

Organization: Partners for a Hunger-Free York County
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04002
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Legal Intake Line Volunteer

Community and Student Volunteers interview low-income people in need of legal assistance. In these difficult times, legal problems are mounting while access to the legal system is often limited by an inability to pay for representation. As the vital link to a variety of legal and community services, the volunteer has an opportunity to provide much needed assistance while also learning about the law.

This is a statewide program, providing access via toll-free and local telephone lines. Volunteers are responsible for answering calls and interviewing each caller to determine the legal concerns. Immediate and appropriate supervision is provided for each and every call. The legal problems most commonly handled are divorce and custody problems, visitation and child support concerns, bankruptcy, foreclosure, unemployment and disability matters. Other legal matters are also responded to, with assistance provided when possible.

Organization: Volunteer Lawyers Project
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 04101
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Office Administrative Support

Help with data entry, preparation for training sessions, possibly e-newsletter, and other administrative assistance for SMAA's Vet to Vet program. Approximately 8 hr/week or two 4/hr days/week. Some work can be done at home if preferred. Vet to Vet program can be viewed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVc4EiApHKk

Organization: Southern Maine Agency on Aging (Greater Portland)
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04074
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Court House Assistance Project Volunteer

Family legal matters can be overwhelming for many, particularly as they enter the legal system. Student or Community Volunteers are needed to assist attorneys and the court by being the point of contact for walk-in clients, interviewing them to determine initial eligibility, establishing the prime questions to be addressed with the attorneys, and assisting with the completion of certain court forms. The Volunteer Lawyers Project runs the Courthouse Assistance Project in Augusta District Court on Wednesdays, 1- 4 PM, in Lewiston on Thursdays from 1-4 and Biddeford on Fridays from 1-4. Volunteers are the direct link between the client and the attorney.

Organization: Volunteer Lawyers Project
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04330
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Savvy Caregiver Program Trainer

This training is a free 12 hour/six week educational program for family and friends that are caring for individuals with dementia living in the community.  The Maine Savvy Caregiver Program builds on attitude, skills and knowledge.  Attitude:  The caregiver develops a sense of confidence in their caregiving role and they learn a lot about self-care.  Skills:  Caregivers learn tips and strategies for interacting and communicating with the person that has dementia and to understand and manage their challenging behaviors.  Knowledge:  Caregivers learn what dementia is and how it affects the person and their behavior.  To become a Savvy Caregiver Associate trainer you'll observe the six week class, attend a training to learn how to teach the class, co-train the class with a Master Trainer and teach the class under the supervision of a Master Trainer (observation and consultation).

 

In addition, the trainer will be responsible for promoting the class in their area with the help of the Master Trainer, who will provide the flyers and brainstorm locations and providers to advertise the training.

When offering the training, the trainer will spend approximately 5 - 6 hours per week for the six weeks.  A trainer may offer  approximately 2 - 4 trainings per year.

 

Organization: Eastern Area Agency on Aging
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 04457
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Undergraduate, graduate, and law students are encouraged to apply for a meaningful and experience-building internship with the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Interns are offered a wide variety of client-based interactions, court observations, and projects relevant to working with low-income clients. In these difficult times, legal problems are mounting while access to the legal system is often limited by an inability to pay for representation. As the vital link to a variety of legal and community services, interns have an opportunity to provide much needed assistance while also learning about the law. This is a great opportunity to expand awareness, skills, and build experience.

Organization: Volunteer Lawyers Project
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 05/03/2017
Zip Code: 04101
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Event Volunteer for Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend

Volunteer at Maine's largest Civil War Reenactment to be held on June 17 & 18, 2017.  This is a benefit to help the Norlands, Maine's oldest living history farm and museum. There are several volunteer opportunities available- from behind the scenes to working with the public during the event.  Special event assistants may help with:

Designing the program brochure

Set-up and Clean-up

Parking

Taking admissions or ringing up sales in the gift shop

Children's craft activities

Mansion Tours

and More!

Contact the Norlands for more information at 897-4366 or norlands@norlands.org.  Volunteers receive complimentary admission to the entire event. 

6th Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend is organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum.

Union and Confederate military and civilian re-enactors from across New England will be camped on the grounds. The event features a full-scale battle scenario complete with artillery fire, the “town of Unity” civilian camp, farm-life living history in Norlands Washburn mansion, one-room schoolhouse, and farmer’s cottage, blacksmiths, horse-drawn wagon rides, a Victorian fashion show, and more. Plenty of hands-on history activities are planned for all ages. 

Organization: Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 06/17/2017
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04253
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Opportunities at Mt. Agamenticus

Maintain and Repair Trails: The trail crew works full time to improve the trails and we welcome volunteers to join us! Contact the Conservation Coordinator. to schedule a time to work with us. Our schedule varies from week to week and we often work weekends.  

Clean Up Trash and Litter: With the help of many volunteers, we have made great strides to clean up Mount A and to promote Leave No Trace principles. However, periodically, we need help to keep the area trash and litter free. This could make a great Earth Day or Scout event.  

Build Bog Bridges Over Streams and Wet Areas: There are lots of wetlands and ephemeral streams at Mount A. We need to build bridges to get people over these wet areas without damaging habitat and water quality.  

Garden Work: Maintain summit native gardens

Remove Invasive Non-Native Plants: Don’t let the aliens invade! We need to maintain constant vigilance to keep invasive plants out of areas we previously removed them from and eradicate new populations as they are discovered. This important work will help protect our rare plant and animal communities, keep our wetlands healthy, and maintain the area’s biodiversity.  

Share your Talents: Mount Agamenticus is a special place to many people. If you have a unique contribution to make, please get in touch with us. These are some of the special projects that we’d love to tackle:~ creating a bird list~ gathering historical photographs ~ identifying the peaks and shores seen from the summit~ creating posters that describe the natural features~ landscaping with native plants by the lodge

Many hands make light work! To volunteer, please Contact the Conservation Coordinator today!  

Organization: Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 03909
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Community Work Days

Mt. A relies on volunteer work to help maintain the surrounding region. Projects vary based on our need and can range from summit beautification to working on the trails. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community; many hands make light work! Register early to reserve your spot!

2017 Dates:  April 22nd (Earth Day), 9am-12:30pmJune 3rd (National Trails Day), 9am-12:30pmJuly 22nd, 9am-12:30pmAugust 19th, 9am-12:30pmSeptember 16th (Trailfest), various time slotsOctober 21st, 9am-12:30pm

Contact Info: Call 207-361-1102 or Email: robin@agamenticus.org to reserve your spot

Organization: Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 03909
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Enjoy cooking? Become a Guest Chef

As a Guest Chef, you will help relieve one worry for our families during their stay by providing a dinner (or weekend breakfast/brunch). Your support provides families a home cooked meal at the end of a long at the hospital and ensures they do not have to purchase, plan or prepare a meal. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your family, coworkers or friends! Highlights: Family meals should serve approximately 15-20 people. Dinner is served buffet style around 5 or 6 pm. Groups can arrive between 3-4 pm to start. Breakfast/brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays only. Groups should be limited to 8 people. All food must be prepared in RMHC's kitchen, with the exception of food prepared in a commercial kitchen.

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

Volunteer: Support families of hospitalized children in Bangor!

Volunteers are the backbone of Ronald McDonald House Charities. RMHC provides a home-away-from-home for families of ill or seriously injured children. RMHC in Bangor is looking for compassionate individuals, or pairs of volunteers, to contribute to the overall atmosphere of warmth and support. Volunteers assist in taking referrals from the hospital, checking new families in to the house, preparing rooms for the next family post check out, and greeting returning families after a long day at the hospital. Volunteers assist with cleaning tasks, and organization projects to ensure a safe and cleanly environment for all guests. We are seeking volunteers who are able to commit to one 3-hour shift on a weekly or biweekly basis. 

Organization: Ronald McDonald House Charities Maine
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 04401
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Weekend Warriors!

The Ronald McDonald House in Bangor is seeking Weekend Managers. This is a great opportunity for individuals, couples or families to volunteer and provide a "home-away-from-home" for moms, dads and family members who have a child being treated at a nearby hospital or medical facility. Weekend Managers may stay overnight at the House for several nights or weekends per year, or cover four or five hour shifts on Saturdays or Sundays. Weekend managers are responsible for covering any and all house needs, including emergencies. Staff are not present on weekends when weekend managers are available; however on-call support is always available. This position provides a lot of interaction with our guests.

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