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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER

VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH

Looking for a way to meet new people while positively impacting the community where you live, work, or play? Check out the December top volunteer picks and get started today.

SUPPORT RUTH’S REUSABLE RESOURCES’ INDOOR TAG SALES

Ruth’s Reusable Resources (3R’s) will hold two indoor tag sales this month and seeks volunteers to help unpack and set up the day before and to assist a 3R’s employee at checkout on sale day. Help with set-up for any amount of time on Friday, December 8 or Friday, December 15 between 10am-4pm. Assist during the sales on Saturday, December 9 or Saturday, December 16 from 9am-2pm. Email Lisa Thomas-Willey, office3rs@gmail.com, or call (207) 699-5565 to sign up.

HELP CREATE ASSETS, SAVINGS, AND HOPE WITH CA$H GREATER PORTLAND

CA$H Greater Portland is now recruiting volunteers to assist with the 2018 tax season as well as for roles throughout the year. Join the volunteers who brought over $1.2 million in tax refunds to Greater Portland households last year. Roles include Intake/Asset Guides, who welcome and check in clients, promote financial well-being, and make referrals to other helpful resources, and Tax Preparers, (on-site and/or remote) who receive training to prepare clients’ tax returns. No experience is necessary. Free training is provided; IRS VITA certification is part of tax preparer training. An orientation will be held on December 5, Filing and Software Basics on December 7, Tax Prep Study Group on December 12, and Tax Scenario Training on December 14. Any weather-related rescheduling will occur on December 13. Contact Brandon Treadwell at Brandon.treadwell@goodwillnne.org or (207) 774-6323 x 2741 to learn more and sign up.

HELP LYSETH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLERS GET A STRONG START WITH READING

Lyseth Elementary School, located at 175 Auburn Street in Portland, is looking for volunteers to join their Starting Strong Reading Program. The mission of the program is to have all third graders reading at third grade level so that when they enter fourth grade, they are reading to learn, not still learning to read. The school identifies young students in first grade who need a little extra help and then pairs them up twice a week with volunteers who read with them and encourage them to enjoy literacy. The commitment is once or twice a week, Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:15pm. Training is provided for new volunteers and the students come to their volunteers with a book bag including selections from their teacher. All the volunteers need to bring is a smile and lots of patience. To learn more, contact Sylvie Montello at montes@portlandschools.org.

 

Check out our December 2017 Volunteer Engagement Newsletter for more opportunities or search online at http://volunteer.unitedwaygp.org.