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Volunteer

United Way of Greater Portland connects individuals, families, groups, and workplaces to fun, productive, and meaningful opportunities to give time and talents to advance the education, financial stability, and health of our communities.

2,677 volunteers donated 18,292 hours in 2017 to help United Way achieve sustainable community change

United Way of Greater Portland can connect you with one-time opportunities and events that help our community, tools for hosting a collection of needed items, as well as ongoing and regularly scheduled opportunities that support long-lasting change and Thrive2027 goals. You can choose what moves you!

Below are a few examples of how you can help!

E TUTOR ADULTS LEARNING ENGLISH

Becoming an English language for an adult immigrant or refugee in your community. In this one-to-one tutoring program through LearningWorks, highly motivated adult learners from around the world are matched with tutors for a six-month period. The tutor will meet for a total of two to three hours a week with the student. An intensive 10-part training webinar will be provided. Prior experience teaching, tutoring, or working with adult/multilingual communities is beneficial, but not required. Please contact ELLP Coordinator Rachel Evenson at atrevenson@learningworks.me or (207) 775-0105 x 165 to apply anytime.

E SIGN UP FOR STARTING STRONG READING PARTNERS

Starting Strong is looking for volunteers interested in helping Portland first graders with their reading. For 12 weeks, a volunteer meets up with a student to read a book and go through short activities for half an hour. The volunteer builds a relationship with the student and provides one-to-one time to improve their reading. There are opportunities to volunteer with a student at Hall, Reiche, Riverton, Lyseth, or Ocean Avenue Elementary. If interested in signing up for the session beginning in September 2018, email volunteer@unitedwaygp.org.

H REGISTER TO ASSIST IN LOCAL DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES

In partnership, Maine Responds and Maine Medical Reserve Corps seek volunteers throughout the state to help reinforce public health and healthcare systems, and to prepare local areas for disasters and emergencies of all types. The skills of licensed medical professionals are desired just as strongly as logistics and administrative talents. No minimum commitment or training required. For more information, please contact Ed Molleo, Volunteer Management Coordinator with the Maine CDC’s Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response at edward.f.molleo@maine.gov or (207) 287-4072. Visit www.mainemrc.org for more info on MRC and www.maineresponds.org to register.