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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2017

VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH

Looking for a way to meet new people while positively impacting the community you live, grow, and work in? Check out the April top volunteer picks and get started today.

SUPPORT CLEAN WATER EDUCATION BY VOLUNTEERING AT THE URBAN RUNOFF

Spend this year’s Earth Day volunteering at the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 6th Annual Urban Runoff on Saturday, April 22. Help register race participants, direct runners, or hand out water to support clean water education programs in the Greater Portland and Saco areas. Click here for shift details and to sign up. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and food. Contact Jodie Keene at jkeene@cumberlandswcd.org for more information.

CARE FOR A GREENHOUSE

Love to take care of plants? Looking for an important and meaningful way to give back to the Portland community while pursuing a favorite hobby? Volunteer as the master gardener for The Children’s Museum & Theatre! Come water and provide care for the Museum & Theatre’s greenhouse and raised beds at least once a week. This will help maintain a living classroom for Museum & Theatre visitors to learn about plants, gardening, and healthy eating. Contact Brittany Liscord at brittanyL@kitetails.org or (207) 828-1234 Ext 241 for more information.

WALK CHILDREN TO EAST END COMMUNITY SCHOOL OR RIVERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Looking for a great new way to get in a healthy dose of exercise and fresh air and connect with the community? Interested in helping kids and improving safety? Both East End Community School and Riverton Elementary School are looking for volunteer Walk Leaders to share one or two walks a week through the Walking School Bus program. Background checks and an orientation are required. For more information about the East End Community School program, click here or contact Naila Wissa, wissan@portlandschools.org or (207) 874-8228. For more information about the Riverton Elementary School program, contact Kathy Cole at colek@portlandschools.org.

Check out our April Newsletter for more mentoring opportunities or search online at http://volunteer.unitedwaygp.org.

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