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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH – MARCH 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 March top volunteer picks and get started today.

HELP DISTRIBUTE PRODUCE TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

The Locker Project holds regular produce distributions at Portland area schools. Volunteers assist with setting up and displaying the produce and non-perishable foods for students and their families to take home. This month’s opportunity is on Wednesday, March 8 at King Middle School from 12:30-2pm. No training or special skills necessary. To sign up, email Steve Phillips, volunteer@mainelockerproject.org or call (207) 899-9540.

VOLUNTEER AT STRIVE ROCKS

STRIVE is having its STRIVE Rocks fun-raising event at Portland’s Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12. For the STRIVE Rocks All-Day portion of the weekend, volunteers are needed from 9am-6:30pm on Saturday to help with registration, run inflatable obstacle courses, lead games, paint faces, and more. For STRIVE Rocks All- Night, volunteers are needed from 6:30pm on Saturday through 8:30am on Sunday to help with registration, run inflatable obstacle courses, lead games, paint faces, help serve food, and more. Shifts are flexible from two-twelve hours. Contact Michelle Greenleaf at mgreenleaf@pslservices.org to volunteer.

VOLUNTEER AFTER SCHOOL WITH PORTLAND COMMUNITY SQUASH

Portland Community Squash (PCS) runs squash, fitness, and academics daily after school for their Junior Squash League. The organization seeks individuals who want to help students with their homework or squash skills at their facility, 66 Noyes Street in Portland. The middle school program is on Wednesdays from 1:45-4pm and Fridays from 2:45-5pm. The high school program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:30pm. Volunteers should have experience playing squash and have or be pursuing a college degree. If interested, email Whitney at whitney@portlandcommunitysquash.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS AGES 55+

The Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, sponsored by The Opportunity Alliance, provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for adults 55 and older in York, Cumberland, and Southern Oxford counties. Foster Grandparents volunteer with children in schools and Senior Companions provide companionship and support to seniors in their homes. Volunteers meeting federal income guidelines receive a non-taxable stipend in return for serving 15-40 hours weekly. All volunteers receive meal and travel assistance, pre-service and ongoing training, supervision, and recognition. Call (207) 773-0202 to get involved.

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

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