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KVCC - Center for Civic Engagement: Current Opportunities

This guide will provide information on emerging and immediate opportunities, events, and resources to support civic engagement at KVCC

General Information and Assistance

KVCC has adopted GivePulse software to communicate and manage community engagement and service at the College.  

Students, Staff, and Faculty are urged to join and access the software to view our events, both from our Community Partners and initiated within our own community.


Organizations who wish to list their service opportunities and/or events on our platform, become a partner.


Search for Opportunities

Volunteer Maine - Maine Commission on Community Service

Points of Light - Engage

Volunteer Match

Veterans Administration

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Logo

Click the logo to visit the website!

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

Hospice Volunteers

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.

Spectrum Generations

Spectrum Generations Website


  • We have volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers in all areas we serve.  They would do wellness checks as well as deliver meals to 8-10 consumers per week. 
  • For the business-minded volunteer we have a program called Money Minder that helps elderly consumers will check writing, budgeting, and a friendly visit.  
  • We also have our Medicare Education volunteers, good for future educators or nurses, which advise people about the different plans.  There is a “classroom” component called Medicare 101 and then meeting one on one with consumers to show them different Medicare options.  
  • We have Healthy Living for Me for those students who are fitness-minded.  These classes run live or on zoom at any of our centers and teach people of all ages about living with Chronic Diseases, Diabetes and there is even a Tai Chi class.
  • For future administrative assistants, we have volunteering in the home office or at one of our centers.  This includes reception duties and working with people who enter the building.


Maine ALL Care

Maine ALL Care

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.

Food Security

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 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.

Feeding America

Advocacy and Volunteer opportunities with Feeding America can be found HERE.


Online Service-Learning Opportunities


United Nations Volunteers

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 International

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.

Translators without Borders

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.

Crisis Text Line

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.

Project Gutenberg

The goal is to create the largest digital library.  Volunteer by donating eligible materials, transcribing books into digital form, or proofreading others' work.

Do Something

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"

Red Cross

Digital Advocates

Skills for Change

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.


United Way

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: 

  • Anticipate being available an average of 1-2 hours per month
  • Express ideas and provide input
  • Actively participate in meetings, contributing to the discussion, brainstorming, and sharing of innovative ideas
  • Review material and provides input for improvement 
  • Be willing to lead subcommittees and events

If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to give back to your community, sign up below!


Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity and ReStore

Visit the Website


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

  • Able bodies to help with preparing inventory for sale - loading/unloading, cleaning, repairing, moving items to the floor (couches, fridges, stoves, household goods and building materials)
  • Cashiers - working a cash register (with Square as well). 
  • Social media support - working our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for maximum effect and outreach
  • Clerical support - answering the phone, directing calls, filing, office support
  • Customer support - working the sales floor, talking with customers, arranging displays...)

Board members

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.