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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2018

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 May top volunteer picks and get started today.

 

INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS

Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. is part of the American Red Cross’ 5-year initiative to reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries caused by home fires. On Saturday, May 12, Red Cross volunteers, community members, business partners, and firefighters will install smoke alarms and provide fire safety education to homes in Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook. Join a three-person installation team (made up of a designated Safety Educator, Smoke Alarm Installer, and Documenter) and cover a pre-mapped zone. Training will be provided on the day of the event. No prior experience is necessary. To sign up, click here. For more information, contact Kristin Pollard at (207) 874-1192 x106 or Kristin.pollard@redcross.org.

DAY OF ACTION LITERACY TRAINING AND READING PROJECT

Join United Way of Greater Portland for a special Day of Action project on Thursday, May 17 from 9am-12pm at the Westbrook Community Center. Volunteers will learn tips on how to read with kids, practice with a classroom or small group, and help with a literacy-based activity. Click here to sign up before Friday, May 11. Contact Karen Stephenson, kstephenson@unitedwaygp.org For more information.

PICK UP FOOD DRIVE DONATIONS

Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services seeks volunteers on Friday, May 18 at 10am who are willing to pick up donated food from the “Stamp Out Hunger” Postal Carrier Food Drive at Salvation Army in Portland and bring it to their food pantry at 1342 Congress Street in Portland. Volunteers should have access to a vehicle and be prepared for some heavy lifting of multiple boxes of canned goods. To sign up, contact Adam Seigal, aseigal@mainejewish.org.

BECOME TRAINED TO PROVIDE CRISIS SUPPORT TO FAMILIES

Through These Doors (TTD), formerly known as Family Crisis Services, is currently looking for volunteers and will be holding a Spring Volunteer Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-7pm, May 1-June14. Members of the volunteer team offer vital support to the people who use the helplines, shelter, and outreach offices for help out of abusive relationships and life-threatening situations. After completing the training, an individual can choose from a variety of volunteer roles–helpline, support groups, fundraising, tabling events, and more. To sign up, email Stephanie at stephaniee@throughthesedoors.org.

 

Check out our May 2018 Volunteer Engagement Newsletter for more opportunities or search online at http://volunteer.unitedwaygp.org.