VOLUNTEER

Be part of the change. Put your talents to work. Whether it’s reading to children or delivering donated food items to your local food pantry, there are lots of  volunteer needs out there. United Way of Greater Portland can be your link to finding just the right opportunity for you. For more information, contact Karen Stephenson at kstephenson@unitedwaygp.org.

Help kids succeed in school

Whether you’re interested in reading, tutoring, or mentoring, we have opportunities to get you in the door.

  • Read to individual students or small groups.
  • Be a tutor and work one-on-one with students.
  • Connect with kids beyond the classroom as a mentor.

Help increase financial stability in our community

CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) offers free tax preparation and financial education tools to qualified filers, and helps hard-working families and individuals make the most of their money. Volunteer needs include tax preparers (free IRS certification provided), money coaches, interpreters, and schedulers.

Establish a long-term relationship

If you are looking to offer year-round and special-interest volunteer opportunities, become a United Way program partner and get connected with agencies and other
organizations that need help meeting their volunteer needs.

Get a group together

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. For example, you could join Day of Caring, which is the largest one-day volunteer effort in Greater Portland, held annually on the third Thursday in May.

Collect needed items

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.

  • Pantry Project aims at keeping local food pantries stocked with food and personal-care items.
  • Project Education provides tools and resources to help children succeed in school.

Work directly with United Way

  • Help to plan an event
  • Serve on a committee
  • Provide professional expertise
  • Be a United Way ambassador in your community

Connect with other coordinators

If you coordinate volunteer activities for your organization, the Workplace Volunteer Council of Greater Portland is a great resource for networking, skill-building, and volunteer engagement.

Connect to volunteer opportunities statewide

  • If you are an individual looking for volunteer opportunities, click here
  • If you are a non-profit looking for volunteers, click here.