Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Field Interviewer – National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Headway Workforce is seeling self-motivated individuals to interview randomly selected household residents in your area. Field interviewers will be assigned to support an ongoing government-sponsored research study conducted by RTI International. For more information please contact Eric Kaplan at ekaplan@headwaycorp.com

See the informational flyer

Outreach Associate – 3Degrees Portland, ME

We are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic Outreach Associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through event promotion and outreach. You will be a stellar communicator, have a good sense of humor and share our vision for a sustainable world. Sound like you?


  • Increase awareness and participation in local sustainability programs by approaching customers, delivering pitches, and discussing program benefits
  • Meet minimum enrollment rate
  • Perform community outreach at events, storefronts and in local neighborhoods
  • Set up events displays, tents, banners, and booths
  • Complete administrative duties following each shift
  • Adhere to customer service and safety policies
  • Meet with the regional Outreach Coordinator and attend team meetings/trainings
  • This is a seasonal role, May through October


  • Passion for environmental causes
  • Sales, event staffing, or canvassing experience preferred, but not required
  • Comfortable approaching, engaging, and talking to people to promote our regional programs
  • Positive, outgoing, motivated, and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to work 10-20 hours per week including evenings and weekends
  • The ability to carry up to 40 pounds and walk/stand up to five hours at a time in unpredictable weather conditions
  • Access to reliable transportation, computer, personal email account, and cell phone


When you work for us, there’s plenty in it for you:

  • Starting at an expected $13-18 per hour, including base pay plus estimated commissions.
  • Rapid promotions awarded for stellar performance. Top earners make $22.40 per hour or more.
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching program after six months
  • Paid volunteer time.
  • A mission-driven B-Corp that is committed to a triple bottom line ethic and fostering work-life balance and professional development for its staff.

If interested, click here to apply.

3Degrees is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

ALL ABOARD!! Join The Volunteer Crew At The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad!

Retired and looking for a fun and useful way to fill up a few hours a week? Do you enjoy trains or history and like chatting with people?

Then come enjoy the view of Casco Bay this summer and join the volunteer team at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad. MNGRR volunteers operate the trains and share Maine’s unique railroad history with visitors from around the world as docents. Experience the excitement of running and riding on a real two-foot gauge train along beautiful Casco Bay in Portland. We will provide parking and all the necessary training for the positions. Volunteers should be physically able and commit to half a day or a full day of service. Contact volunteer coordinator, Jennifer Halm-Perazone at volunteers@mainenarrowgauge.org,, or call (207) 828-0814 for more information.

Maine CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

Maine CASA is in need of volunteers to be guardians ad litem (GALs) in child abuse/neglect matters in District Court. GALs can either be trained CASA volunteers or attorneys. GALs are appointed by a judge. GALs are the voice of the child in the courtroom. Maine CASA provides training to the CASA volunteer GALs.

Volunteers must be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, complete the Maine CASA application with three references, submit to criminal and DHHS background check and participate in the Maine CASA’s certification training. The next training is March 7 through 10 in Augusta.

To learn more about Maine CASA please visit their websites at www.casaofmaine.org and https://www.facebook.com/MaineCasa.

You can also contact Tracy Leigh, Esq. at (207) 213-2865.

Share Your Love Of Reading With Children In The Lewiston/Auburn Area!

Just one hour a week is all it takes to promote literacy. If you are interested, please contact the BookReach Volunteer Reading Program. We serve children through age 5 in daycares throughout Lewiston, Auburn and Minot.

Reading aloud with children is an important part of developing early reading skills. You can be a part of helping children develop a love of reading and help set the stage for their future success! BookReach is an early literacy program of the Lewiston and Auburn Public Libraries.

For more information and an application packet for volunteer readers, please contact Trisha Scribellito at bookreach@lewistonmaine.gov or call (207) 513-3004, ext. 3515.

SeniorsPlus Education Center SeniorsPlus

The Area Agency on Aging for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties, is looking for Maine retirees who worked in various professions and are interested in speaking at our Education Center. We bring a variety of classes, talks and presentations to our population. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Cecelia, Community Health Education Coordinator, at (207) 513-3727 Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Paid Work Opportunities for Discover Maine Magazine!

Discover Maine Magazine is in need of a mature salesperson who may be excited about reaching out through emails and phone calls to:

  • Advertising agencies
  • The medical field
  • Bigger corporate businesses

Anyone interested, please call Jim Burch at (207) 865-4207.
You would be an independent contractor and receive a generous 25% commission.

Matching experienced talent with meaningful work

Are you among the majority of boomers who plans to work beyond the traditional retirement age? Are you motivated by a sense of purpose and meaning? If flexible hours, less than full-time work, pro-rated health benefits (up to age 65), and opportunities to mentor as well as learn new skills appeal to you, then The Boomer Institute is for you! The Boomer Institute, a unique initiative of Heart At Work Associates, created exclusively for 50+ professionals, connects you with an experienced career coach who will help you clarify work options that align with your skills and priorities and then match your criteria with Maine employers. If you want to explore meaningful work that meets your life stage needs and priorities, sign up to be one the first to know at Theboomerinstitute.com.

Academic Support for Multicultural Students

Nurture young minds and break the cycle of poverty! At Portland Housing Authority we know young learners need support and guidance in order to develop their skills and build confidence for educational achievement. However, language barriers prevent many parents from being able to provide homework help at home. Our study centers connect students with volunteers who donate two hours a week, providing the homework assistance and aspirational support that students need. We offer an orientation, frequent check-ins, and the support of two on-site coordinators to make your volunteer experience as smooth as possible.

Contact Information:
Azia Gilbert vista.youth@porthouse.org

Penquis Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

We are looking for volunteers in Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo Counties who are 55+ and willing to commit two hours per week for the following service opportunities:

  • Serving as a tutor/mentor to youth
  • Providing companionship to homebound seniors
  • Delivering meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults
  • Transporting seniors to appointments, shopping, and other needs

Benefits include: mileage reimbursement up to $25/month, recognition events, secondary insurance while serving, and the satisfaction of knowing you are making a significant difference in your community. There are many youth and seniors who need your help, so call us today. Complete background checks are required (at no cost to you) for these opportunities.

Contact Information:
Lorain Francis, Project Coordinator at 974-2432 or Lfrancis@penquis.org
Angela Hobson, Program Director at 973-3684 or ahobson@penquis.org

Penquis Foster Grandparent Program

We are looking for volunteers, 55+, to serve as a tutor/mentor to children from pre-k to high school age. Volunteers are placed in public or non-profit facilities such as schools and Head Starts. Requirements: Living on a low or fixed-income Living in any Maine County except Cumberland and York Must serve a minimum of 15 hours per week up to 40 hours Complete background checks at no cost to you Benefits include: tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement, vacation time, 12 paid holidays per year, recognition events, secondary insurance while serving, and knowing you are giving a child that extra attention and support they need. Give us a call today.

Contact Information:
Maria Staples, Project Coordinator at 973-3611 or mstaples@penquis.org
Angela Hobson, Program Director at 973-3684 or ahobson@penquis.org

AARP Tax-Aide

Enjoy working with numbers? Like meeting and helping people? Volunteering with AARP Tax-Aide might be just the volunteer opportunity you are looking for. In addition to tax preparation, volunteers are needed for a variety of administrative and leadership positions. Volunteers do not need to be “tax experts”. Training is provided for all volunteer positions. If you do no head south in the winter, volunteering with AARP Tax-Aide may be for you. To learn more or volunteer, please contact Joan Jagolinzer at jagolinzer@gwi.net or go to www.aarpfoundation.org/volunteer. Once there, select “do” under the Tax-Aide logo.

The LearningWorks AIMS HIGH AmeriCorps Program

The LearningWorks AIMS HIGH AmeriCorps Program is seeking people who are willing to devote 5-10 hours per week over the 2016-2017 school year to working with elementary school students. The program serves students in Portland, Windham, Saco, and Biddeford schools through tutoring, mentoring, and providing in class and after school support. Benefits include an education award which can be gifted to a child or grandchild for those over 55. To learn more, call 207-775-0105 or visit www.learningworks.me.

Volunteer Opportunity with State of Maine, Data, Research and Vital Statistics which collects and maintains records of births, deaths, marriages and divorces dating from January 1, 1892 to present and issuing certified copies upon request. As a volunteer you will be asked to perform tasks that require strict attention to detail, exhibit computer aptitude, provide customer service, conduct research using computer database and/or original records and the ability to work independently. The information you will be working with is strictly confidential and requires a person who understands and adheres to confidentiality protocol.

This is a specialized and unique opportunity for those interested in receiving job skill training. Applicants will be interviewed, references are requested and contacted and a background check will be required before volunteering commences.

For more information contact Crystle Martin (Crystle.Martin@Maine.gov or 207.287.1911)

SeniorsPlus in Lewiston is looking for volunteers in the following areas: Board Members (preferably individual who lives in Oxford, Franklin or Androscoggin Counties), Advisory Council Member, Medicare Advocate/Counselor, Tai Chi Instructor, Matter of Balance Instructor, Administrative office support, Kitchen Assistants, Meals on Wheels drivers and Lunch Plus Cafe dining site coordinators in Rumford and Lisbon.

If you would like to become a volunteer or have questions, please contact Christiane Cornish, at (207)513-3707, or e-mail her at ccornish@seniorsplus.org

AniMeals – Meals on Wheels for Pets The AniMeals program began about 10 years ago after learning that some seniors did not have enough money to feed their pets and were sharing their Meals on Wheels.

If you would like to donate unopened dry cat and dog food, make a financial donation or become a volunteer, contact Lynda Johnson at 626-7777 or by e-mail at ljohnson@spectrumgenerations.org.

Rewarding Job Opportunities in Southern Maine
Comfort Keepers is always looking for active, loving, kind-hearted retirees who may be interested in meaningful work as a Caregiver. Earn extra income while helping older adults in their homes with personal care and household tasks. A simple, relaxed training program helps all of our caregivers provide quality, compassionate non-medical support services in the home. Flexible hours and “snowbird” schedule, if needed. To apply, visit us on line at ckmainejobs.com or feel free to stop by either one of our offices to complete an application. Offices located at 51 US Route 1, Scarborough or 57 Portland Road, Kennebunk. Call us today at (207) 885-9600 to learn more.