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Description: We sponsor programs addressing Memory and Aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Communication Techniques, Behavior Assessment, Elder Abuse, and support and counseling.
Needs: Work with and help seniors with memory challenges.
Description: We are a group of women who support the AAUW mission to
advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Members have the opportunity to meet other like-minded women at our meetings and social events geared toward their special interests. Our monthly programs feature speakers discussing current events and women’s issues.
Needs: Students may be actors in One Room School House re-creation of 1853 school day.
Description: As your American Cancer Society, we are here to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Our vision is a world free of cancer.
Needs: Can use students during events/ event planning. Everyday tasks may include online research for contact information, research work, public relation partnerships, mailings, etc.
Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 9-5 PM.
Description: The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services.
Description: ArtVan is a mobile arts therapy organization whose mission is to provide a creative and collaborative environment to encourage youth who have little or no arts access to fully express their imaginations, relationships and experiences within themselves, among their peers and across our communities.
Needs: Programs: Volunteering at programs means the students will either meet ArtVan at the neighborhood or drive over with the art therapist(s), help set up and introduce the project (there is usually a check-in at the beginning of the program), hang out and make art with the youth. All of the programs are after school.
Storage: Our storage site is in Fort Andross, right on Maine Street in Brunswick. This is the most flexible option. We always need help distributing and organizing materials.
Events: ArtVan will go to Farmers Markets and Art Walks. Volunteers would help us man the table, sell merchandise, do face painting, and spread awareness about ArtVan.
Big Brother, Big Sister of Bath and Brunswick – Rob Cornell Program manager (729-7736 ext. 3) 85 Maine St. Brunswick, ME 04011 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
Description: The Brunswick Downtown Association is a member-driven, action oriented organization of businesses and citizens who work together for a better community. Our goal is to develop and maintain a vital, hospitable and lively downtown: a location for congregation, socializing and commerce and a source of pride for residents and neighbors. The BDA coordinates downtown improvement projects, sponsors public programs and organizes special events.
Needs: Students will be kept on file and contacted as Brunswick Downtown Association events arise frequently. Event volunteering may consist of decorating, setting up, lifting, taking information, and reaching out to community to promote events. Open to many students.
Description: The mission of the Brunswick Housing Authority is to provide safe, quality and affordable housing for eligible persons in need of assistance, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, or disability, and to promote opportunities for the growth and development of residents as well as our community.
Description: We seek to provide high quality facilities and program opportunities for leisure time activities for all Brunswick residents. We are committed to delivering excellence in the programs and services offered by the department.
Needs: Event-based volunteering where students help with anything from Halloween window painting, to costume judging, to decorating, setting up, and maybe cleaning up.
Brunswick Schools – Longfellow Elementary – 319-1980 Hawthorne Elementary – 319-1960 Coffin Elementary – 319-1950 Jordan Acres Elementary – 319-1970 Brunswick Junior High – 319-1930
Description: We are a nonprofit that conserves land valued by our communities for its ecological, habitat, scenic, agricultural, and other values. We own some properties and hold conservation easements – where the land stays in private ownership – on others. We are the permanent stewards of these lands, ensuring their conservation values remain intact over time.
Needs: Tasks would vary depending on seasonal changes. May include trail maintenance, community garden, event support (face painting, children’s activities), mailings, and educational programs.
Description: Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families from around the world through the various stages of their journeys. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Camp Sunshine also provides bereavement sessions for families who have lost a child to supported illnesses.
Description: CHANS Home Health Care is full service non-profit, Joint Commission Accredited agency providing skilled home health, hospice, private duty care services and an array of community based wellness clinics and support services in Mid Coast Maine. CHANS is an affiliate of Mid Coast Health Services and has been providing home health and wellness services in our community since 1947.
Description: The Coastal Humane Society (CHS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, animal shelter, and companion animal adoption agency founded in 1950 by a group of Brunswick citizens concerned with the welfare of the area’s stray animals. In 1965, it was incorporated, and Bowdoin College Professor of English Stanley Chase served as its first Board president. Beginning as a volunteer-run shelter in an old barn not far from where the current shelter stands, we are now one of the largest animal shelters in Maine with a staff of 20 (including our own veterinarian, Dr. Mandie Wehr) and over a hundred active volunteers.
Needs: Students 16+ can do anything from help with cats and dogs, to front lobby assistance, to trail/ outdoor cleanup services. Students 16 and under are required to have a guardian present. Volunteers needed Monday-Thursday, 8 AM-4 PM and Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 AM-6 PM.
Description: Volunteering at Curtis Memorial Library is a fun and satisfying opportunity. Not only are you contributing to your community but you can have unique experiences to advance your own aptitudes and skills, opportunities that you can add to a resume! Interested in a career with children one day? How about our new Gather ‘Round program where you can read to small children? We are looking for you future construction managers, architects, and civil engineers! We need leaders for our kids’ Lego Club and help constructing Little Free Library buildings! Hey, tech types! We are calling your name! All of our computers need continuous updating and cleaning! Help us teach your grandparents how to use the apps on their iPhones! You say you are interested in landscape design? Come help us develop our butterfly gardens and grounds! Athletes, skip the gym! Move books for us and run around town to hang event posters! And if you want to be a librarian… well, have we got a job for you! Curtis Memorial Library community service experiences… feel yourself grow!
Description: Family Focus is a non-profit organization licensed by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Its three Early Learning Centers are accessible, engaging, state-of-the-art facilities. All centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Creative Curriculum® is used in the infant, toddler and preschool classrooms. Family Focus also provides School Age Care in the Bowdoinham Community School, Harpswell Community School, Williams-Cone School in Topsham, Woodside Elementary School in Topsham, and Hawthorne School in Brunswick.
Description: To support and provide services to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Independence Association (IA) continues to open doors, push boundaries and create new opportunities that encourage inclusivity, equal opportunity and the celebration of every individual’s ability. Our nonprofit organization comprises 25 programs that include day habilitation and in-home supports, case management, an array of employment supports and class offerings, as well as the unique and nationally-renowned Spindleworks arts program and gallery.
Needs: Assist with outing activities such as BBQ’s, dances, bowling nights, etc. Extra hands will be needed to help those with disabilities enjoy these activities.
Description: Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine creates successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and repairing and weatherizing existing homes.
Needs: Participate in ReStore program wherein old furniture/ appliances are refurbished and recycled for reuse.
Description: Maine Fiberarts is a statewide nonprofit membership organization formed in 2000. We welcome members who love and support fiber art and farms and the producers, makers and consumers who keep this wonderful and useful industry alive and prospering in Maine. Supported by our members and organizations and foundations dedicated to the arts and cultural heritage as well as sustainable agriculture and marketing, Maine Fiberarts is always engaged in many ongoing programs, various new projects, and provides a number of services to and for the fiber community.
Description: The Museum accomplishes its stewardship through: discriminate collection, preservation and dissemination of historic materials and information, engaging educational programs, relevant and compelling exhibitions, and a unique historic shipyard, all connecting the past to contemporary and future issues.
Description: Mid Coast Hospital is one of Maine’s most modern hospitals, having opened in a completely new facility in 2001. We are an independent, community, non-profit hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. Our active medical staff, representing 30 primary care and specialty areas, is the envy of most communities.
Description: MCHPP is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide hungry people with access to healthy food, work to improve the quality of their lives by partnering with others, and serve them in a manner that recognizes their dignity.
Needs: Stocking shelves, running client intake (income eligibility screening), assisting clients through our “grocery” store,” helping clients to their cars, preparing lunches, serving lunches, sorting food, repackaging produce, packing boxes of nonperishable items for the pantry, picking up food from local stores, using our agency vehicles.
Midcoast Senior Health Center– Tim Knight (373-3627) Thorton Hall, 56 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. ME 04011 E-mail: email@example.com
Description: Our mission is to provide supportive and rehabilitative health services in a residential environment. These services are integrated within the Mid Coast Health Services Organization, which spans the continuum of elder care needs. Our care is delivered in a manner that is holistic, personalized, promoting independence, and designed to enhance the quality of life for each resident. Integrity, respect, and a commitment to excellence are our guiding principles in our interactions with residents, family members, colleagues, physicians, volunteers and the community.
Needs: Activities Assistant – There are many activities going on at Mid Coast Senior Health Center (Bodwell / Thornton Hall / Mere Point / The Garden)
Socialization Ambassador – Adopt a grandparent, socialize by reading, talking, playing games – more one on one.
Resident Centered Care Assistant – Nursing, CNA, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Physical therapy, Nurse Practioner, Geriatrician.
Other; Maintenance, housekeeping, dietary and nutritional services
Description: Mid coast Youth Theater creates live musical theater opportunities for young people. Our mission is to empower youth through a safe, nurturing theater experience, to build life skills with teamwork, creative problem solving, public speaking, risk taking, and tolerance while enhancing self-awareness and self-esteem.
Needs: 5-6 Shows each year where students will help with back stage support, lighting, set and prop building, sound and mailings.
Description: Parkview Medical Center is now a department of Mid Coast Hospital. The common vision of Parkview and Mid Coast is designed to ensure the continued availability of high quality, locally-delivered care to the patients of the Bath-Brunswick-Topsham communities.
Description: The purposes of the Society are to promote and augment an understanding and appreciation of the history of the Pejepscot region and the relationship of this region to the state and nation primarily through the establishment and maintenance of museum facilities and collections. The Society shall also maintain active programs of research, publication, interpretation, preservation, and education for the public benefit. It shall receive and nurture funds, the income and principal of which shall be used entirely in support of the aforesaid purposes.
Needs: Tour guide at Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and/or Skolfield-Whittier House, collections assistance (photo/document scanning), leaf raking in the fall, cleaning museums pre- and post-season, exhibit assistance, poster hanging, assembling mailings, event assistance
Description: People Plus supports an engaged, healthy, and independent life for older adults, while joining others to build community for all ages.
Needs: Technology tutoring for seniors, office work, social media assistance (website, FB, etc), mentoring, event set up and take down (chairs and tables, food prep, etc), work at off site events like our senior health expo at Cooks corner mall on October 20th and our dinner gala in April in the Teen Center (this is for Juniors/Seniors only), board trustee membership for a senior (this is a once a month meeting with our People Plus board).
Preble Street– Tori Stenbak (775-0026) 38 Preble St. Portland, ME 04101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible, barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems.
Needs: Soup kitchen volunteers (13 or older, 14 or younger MUST be accompanied by an adult)
Red Cross– Erik Gagnon (523-3299) 16 Community Way, Topsham, ME 04086
Description: Riverview Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life; providing educational and enriching programs which make positive and lasting outcomes through an ancient and peaceful martial arts heritage.
Southern Mid-Coast Maine Chamber of Commerce – Cory King, (725-8797) 2 Main St. Topsham, ME 04086 E-mail: email@example.com
Description: Southern Mid Coast Maine local association to promote and perfect the interests of the business community.
Needs: assembling welcome packages and bags, mailings, updating Chamber website, calling members to remind them of events.
Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM – 5 PM.
Description: Sunnybrook Village is Brunswick, Maine’s, largest privately owned retirement and assisted-living community, owned and operated by Richard (Rick) and Shuree Emery, a Maine family with many years of experience in caring for the expectations and needs of seniors.
Description: Tedford Housing believes that everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable home. Over the years, the organization has evolved from providing emergency shelter to adults in Brunswick to offering shelter, supported housing and homeless prevention services. People who are homeless often face numerous obstacles in their lives, so Tedford staff partner with various agencies depending on an individual’s or family’s specific circumstances.
Description: The Chocolate Church Arts Center is mid coast Maine’s regional performing and visual arts center. For more than 30 years the Chocolate Church Arts Center has been offering a rich program of live music, gallery exhibitions, theatre for young artists, lectures and workshops.
Needs: cleaning, data entry, office, etc. Occasionally may ask help with greeting and ushering for shows. General help will be 9 till noon on Fridays or Saturdays. Greeting and ushering usually takes place between 6pm and 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Description: The Highlands Retirement Community offers independent living with home ownership and rental options. Choose from historic homes and mansions that have been carefully renovated or newer apartments and cottages. Assisted living provides extra support if needed.
Needs: Anything from playing instruments weekly for entertainment, shadowing a life enrichment coordinator to one-on-one interactions with elderly dementia patients, or helping with periodic fundraisers.
Description: Thornton Oaks is adjacent to the Mid Coast Senior Health Center, a residential facility providing a full continuum of healthcare services. The Center offers graduated levels of professional nursing care to residents whose lives are balanced with the companionship of their peers, social events and daily activities.
Needs: One-on-one interactions and relationship building- reading, entertaining, going on walks, coloring, etc.
Description: United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done.
Volunteers of America –Contact Information: William Browning, Volunteer Coordinator (373-1140) Ext. 216 14 Maine Street, Suite 205 Brunswick, ME 04011 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: At Volunteers of America Northern New England we serve the people of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with the promise to reach out and uplift the human condition and provide opportunity for individual and community involvement.
Description: tradition of educating the public about agriculture. We have created innovative educational programs that focus on preserving the environment and sustainable agriculture. We offer summer camp programs, spring and fall school field trips, adult education, and family events.
Needs: More seasonal (Spring-Fall) and group-based. Students may expect to do agriculture oriented tasks like weeding and planting, as well as cleaning out stalls and cage maintenance.