You Make it Possible

You are the tutors, mentors, board and committee members, tax preparers, coaches, and others who give your time and talents to advance the education, financial stability, and health of our communities. United Way of Greater Portland connects individuals, families, groups, and workplaces to fun, productive, and meaningful opportunities. So whether you’re 8 or 108, you can make an immediate and lasting change, improve lives, and build a stronger community fabric.

Browse Opportunities

Hundreds of nonprofits list ways to get involved each week. Search our database created in partnership with the Maine Commission for Community Service and United Ways of Maine.

Find Individual Opportunities

Collection Drives

We make it easy to coordinate collection drives. You’ll get a list of suggested items and helpful organizing tips, and we’ll connect your company or group with community organizations which can make the most of your donations.

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The workplace is a great place to organize a volunteer group for community service projects. We make it easy by connecting your group with one-day or ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Group Opportunities


Rodney Mondor, Coordinator for Student Success at the University of Southern Maine, got hooked on volunteering as a teenager living in North Dakota. It was through his work on a military base that he discovered his love for helping others. Read Rodney’s story>>>