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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH

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 August top volunteer picks and get started today.

HELP RESTORE LIFE-SIZE CHILDREN’S CHARACTERS FOR CAMP SUNSHINE

Camp Sunshine has a one-time volunteer need for a professional airbrush painter and 1-2 seamstresses to help restore two life-size models of children’s characters to their original condition. After being hugged by thousands of children with life threatening illnesses and their families for over a decade, they need a make-over to prepare them for another decade of providing comfort and joy. One theater professional has already been recruited with prop construction skills; airbrushing and seam ripping/sewing skills are the missing ingredients. It will take an estimated 2-4 days to disassemble and restore the characters, and Camp Sunshine will aim for a time that works for the group, during a long weekend or week when children are off-campus. Lodging may be available. Please contact rmcallister@campsunshine.org FMI.

MS HARBORFEST 2016

MS Harborfest is a three-day festival of sailboats, tugboats, and lobster boats combined with a shoreside benefit auction celebrating the glory of the Portland waterfront. The event raises funds for vital MS services and cutting-edge MS research through the National MS Society to help more than 3,000 Mainers and 2.3 million worldwide who are living with multiple sclerosis. Harborfest takes place on Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21 at various waterfront locations in Portland and Falmouth. On Friday, volunteers assist with the MS Benefit Auction and greet guests, set up, help with registration, prize table, check-out, clean up, running items, and photography. Time commitment is approximately 4-10pm. On Saturday, volunteers assist with the MS Regatta and set up, decorate, serve food, clean up, manage the t-shirt and ice cream tables, etc. Time commitment is approximately 12-8pm and shifts are available. On Sunday, volunteers assist at the MS Lobster Boat Races and Tugboat Muster and set up, decorate, serve food, clean up, etc. Approximate time commitment is 10am-2pm. Volunteers receive meals at these events. Please contact Shawna Chigro-Rogers at Shawna.chigro-rogers@nmss.org or (207) 781-5617 to register to volunteer.

OPERATION HOPE SEEKS ANGEL VOLUNTEERS

Operation HOPE (Heroin – Opiate Prevention Effort), a project of the Scarborough Police Department (SPD), in partnership with the Portland Recovery Community Center, Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative, and Project GRACE, is recruiting on-call volunteers. “Angels” are trained citizen volunteers who provide support during the Operation HOPE intake and placement process. Men and women over the age of 21, with flexible schedules and available to respond during day-time hours during the weekday are needed. “Angels” help the SPD with placing adults with Substance Use Disorder into treatment. Duties include making phone calls, communicating with HOPE coordinators and/or SPD employees, as well as providing a comforting and non-judgmental environment for the person seeking assistance. A completed application, background check, and training are required. Please email Jaime Higgins at jhiggi@ci.scarborough.me.us to request an application.

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