Volunteer Newsletter Highlights – October 2019

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!

Every month we share a Volunteer Engagement Newsletter with opportunities to engage throughout Greater Portland. Here are some of the highlights from October’s Volunteer Newsletter.


Support The Yellow Tulip Project and volunteer to help prepare Congress Square Park for planting and then plant yellow tulip bulbs. The event will take place on Sunday, October 6, 11-12:30 p.m. in Congress Square Park, Portland. FMI visit


Interested in learning more about the work of Thrive2027 and Goal 1? Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, October 10, from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
One of the major ways children develop resilience is through safe, stable, and nurturing relationships. These relationships help provide a buffer against stressful or toxic childhood experiences and can help children build skills that are critical not just to coping, but to thriving despite big challenges. The power of one strong adult relationship is a key ingredient in resilience. Join us and consider how you can align with Thrive2027 and “be the ONE” for a child in our community!
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The 5th annual Southern Maine Reentry Resource and Job Fair will take place on Friday, October 25, from 10 am-Noon at the Portland Public Library. Experienced volunteers are needed for Career Advising rooms. Career Advising Rooms allow attendees time to ask questions, have their resume reviewed, test out their “pitch”, learn about the available services and employers in the Fair room, and generally get advice while getting comfortable with the space. Volunteers will meet 1:1 with attendees, with support from Resource Specialists, to help with more specific questions. The Fair is open to all job and resource-seekers, with a special focus on those reentering the workforce from incarceration/ or who have had interactions with the criminal justice system. FMI email

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