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If you need assistance with any aspect of your search for a service project and/or your interest in projects related to civic engagement, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Mark Kavanaugh, Director, KVCC Center for Civic Engagement.
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Volunteer Maine - Maine Commission on Community Service
VA Center for Development and Civic Engagement
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available through the CDCE.
Brochure for Service Opportunities at the VA Clinic
Assist with patients in the waiting room and with interactions with the VA.
Brochure for Services Opportunities with Veterans
Assist veterans at the VA hospital through a variety of programs.
Brochure for Service Opportunities for the Compassionate Contact Corps
Providing veterans and caregivers with support including virtual and face-to-face contact.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters is always looking for volunteers to join their program. Change a young person's life!
Searching to two Mentoring Program Coordinators for the After School Programs at Williams Elementary in Oakland.
Coordinators will commit to 1 - 1.5 hours one day a week
Looking for Mentors/Bigs at the AYCC aftercare partnership program.
Contact Ted Fournier
Interested in learning more about caring for those facing life- limiting illness?
Confused about how to help your neighbors and their families facing the loss of a loved one?
Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area is offering a 24-hour Zoom training course on two different schedules this winter covering a variety of end-of-life issues.
Consider joining us for these sessions that will equip you to be a hospice patient volunteer if you so desire. If not, completing the training will help you to serve your neighbors or family members facing terminal illness and give you knowledge of the benefits and use of hospice care. Topics to be covered include:
Hospice history and philosophy
Effective communication skills
Emotional and spiritual needs of the dying and bereaved
Patient care and comfort
Grief and loss
Volunteer self-care and boundaries
Please phone Jane Beers, Volunteer Coordinator at Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, at 207-873-3615 for more information or to register.
VOLUNTEER AND PAID POSITIONS
Maine ALLCare is an organization dedicated to pursuing the option of Universal Health Care in the State of Maine. Legislation has already passed to make this a reality, but national legislation has to be passed in order for States to be allowed to do this independently.
If Universal Health Care for all citizens of Maine is your thing, look into this organization and see if you want to get involved.
People are Hungry
Food security was an issue BEFORE the pandemic and the situation has become that much more intense. The KVCC family is responsive to the needs of our students and our respective communities.
If you need help...we have a Food Cupboard at KVCC to assist you!
If you have resources (food, time, etc.) to donate...here are opportunities to get involved.
Winslow Food Cupboard
12 Lithgow St., Winslow - Pick-ups are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month 12pm-3pm and 5pm-7pm. All are welcome, you do not need to be a resident of Winslow to go there. For more information and/or to explore volunteer opportunities EMAIL THE WINSLOW FOOD CUPBOARD.
Advocacy and Volunteer opportunities with Feeding America can be found HERE.
UNV connects you with organizations working for peace and development in need of skills like research, writing, art, and design. There are already over 12,000 volunteers from 187 countries lending their talents to organizations around the globe.
Pairs Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs) with volunteers. Excellent survey on 450 CBOs and what they are facing with the pandemic and how they are helping.
Smithsonian Institute Digital Volunteers
Contribute content to Wikipedia related to our collections and areas of expertise. Pages on artifacts, artwork, documents, scientists, historical figures, notable women, and notable minorities. Digitizing and transcribing documents - Museum of American Indian, field notes, diaries, manuscripts, photo albums, biodiversity labels, etc.
Amnesty Decoders - Research into global human rights violations. Volunteers have used their phones and computers to verify the location of oil spills, find evidence for drone strikes, and flag abusive tweets to women.
Volunteers provide translation (10 million words per year!) to international organizations that focus on crisis relief, health and education. COVID-19 projects include language data and aping, social media monitoring, and terminology.
30 hour training - commit to 400 hours (4 hours per week).
Identifying endangered animals, classifying galaxy systems, transcribing military records of African American Soldiers in the civil war, trans the criminal activity of Australian prisoners, transcribe vintage Cuban Radio, and many other projects.
The goal is to create the largest digital library. Volunteer by donating eligible materials, transcribing books into digital form, or proofreading others' work.
Members have been active in using the internet to convince Apple to diversity their emojis, change the dictionary definition of "Black/black", and to create the largest crowdsourced anti-bullying guide! Check them out!
Can search by location and "remote only"
Many remote opportunities
Click here to view a list of online and virtual service opportunities curated by
Psi Beta - The Community College National Honor Society in Psychology.
Mexico - Society and Culture in Colima
organized by Dr. Sam Brown
Community and International Culture / Construction
March 12-19, 2023
Registration by December 31, 2022
Swim and International Culture
July 30 - August 6, 2023
Registration by December 31, 2022
International Culture / Construction and Cooking II
March 3-10, 2024
Registration by December 31, 2023
CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS, COSTS, AND ITINERARY
United Way of Mid-Maine is looking for outgoing members of the community to join our
Special Events Committee!
The Special Events Committee will be tasked with finding, creating, and implementing events that promote UWMM's mission and vision, as well as strengthen relationships within the Mid-Maine community.
We are looking for a diverse group of community members with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Volunteer committee members should:
If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to give back to your community, sign up below!
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
At our ReStore (Silver St., downtown WTVL) Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm: as few as 2 or as much as 6 hours
Any students (or faculty) who have interest in housing advocacy are welcome to explore a spot on our board. We are seeking individuals who can give more than a monthly board meeting. This group helps with builds, fundraising, site and family selection. Anyone with mortgage, real estate and/or financial skills are treated magnificently!
House Construction, Rehabilitation and/or Repair-
Our next house build is overdue. We need to build every 3 years and we completed our last home in December of 2018. We are urgently looking for land, material and labor but everything is changed now so we are finding it a challenge. That said, lots of opportunity ahead on that front as well so I remain positive. This may be a good time to discuss a hardier relationship with some of your trades programs in anticipation of a future timeline. To an extent, students could possibly be involved in house design, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry.
We are currently working hand-in-hand with the Waterville Community Land Trust to find properties that can be rehabilitated and sold as affordable housing units. They recently completed renovations on a property in the South End of Waterville and are negotiating a sale as we speak. So we could sometimes use volunteers on these rehabs. Depending on the timing (and the interest), these are often yearlong (or more) projects. We also take on smaller, weekend projects and build wheelchair ramps, repair decks, floors, widen doorways, etc...we can always use students needing service learning hours to help. Like everyone else, we are tiptoeing around COVID and are limited in some ways on the services we can provide but we are doing projects.