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Volunteer Top Picks December 2018

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.

POP-UP COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR 8TH GRADE GIRLS

USM is looking for women who work in any computer science related field to host a table at one or both of their pop-up computer science events to be held on Friday, December 7 from 12-2:15pm at Lincoln Middle School and Friday, December 14 from 8-11am at King Middle School. Call (207) 780-4284 or email usm.community@maine.edu for more information.

HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS BY VOLUNTEERING FOR CA$H

CA$H Greater Portland (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is seeking volunteers to serve as Tax Preparers, Opportunity Guides and Greeters. Tax Preparers receive free training and become an IRS-certified tax preparer—no accounting experience is needed. Opportunity Guides help tax site clients with the intake process by reviewing their tax documents to make sure they have everything they need for filing, reviewing their intake questionnaires, and providing information about local programs and services to support them with improving their financial stability. Greeters welcome tax filers, ask them if they’ve brought their required documents, verify their appointment time, and then direct them to the Opportunity Guide Coordinator for intake. To complete a volunteer application, click here. Once applications have been received, a Goodwill representative will be in touch to discuss orientation and training. For more information, email cash@goodwillnne.org.

USE YOUR ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS TO HELP DIFFERENTLY ABLED INDIVIDUALS

Portland Wheelers’ supports people of all ages living with all kinds of disabilities by taking them outdoors for refreshing, fun-filled, tricycle rides. Use your well-honed administrative skills and tech talents, while working closely with the executive director and board leadership to further a great program. This is a year-round, part-time commitment. To learn more, please contact Doug at info@portlandwheelers.org or (207) 232-7740.

PROVIDE BUDGETING ASSISTANCE TO ELDERS

Partner with the Southern Maine Agency on Aging by participating in Money Minders. Volunteers assist a client with some or all of the following tasks: reading and sorting mail; preparing a basic monthly budget; preparing, BUT NOT SIGNING, checks to pay monthly bills; recording transactions in the check register; reconciling the check register to a bank statement; and communicating with vendors about billing issues. Please note that volunteers do not exercise control over any client funds. For more information, email info@smaaa.org or click here to apply.

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