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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 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 September top volunteer picks and get started today.

WELCOME MULTILINGUAL FAMILIES TO PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Show support to multilingual families in our schools and community! The Multilingual and Multicultural Center (MLMC) at Portland Public Schools seeks volunteers for their annual Back to School Fair on Saturday, September 16 from 1-4pm at the East End Community School, 195 North Street in Portland. Community partners provide various resources, while MLMC staff provides school system information and helps to translate. Volunteers will assist with set up (starting at 11am) and clean up (ending around 5pm), register and direct parents, manage food stations, and help the YMCA watch children. Volunteers may come for a short shift or stay the whole time. To volunteer, apply online here or contact multilingualcenter1@gmail.com.

LEAD ACTIVITIES OR HELP WITH HOME¬WORK AT A BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBHOUSE

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine seeks volunteer support for a variety of week¬day afternoon and evening activities in their Portland, South Portland, Riverton Park, and Sagamore Village Clubhouses. From providing homework help to music lessons, coaching debate or monitoring the weight rooms or art rooms, there are many opportunities to share your skills with the kids who spend time at the Clubhouses. Contact Sydney Williams, swilliams@bgcmaine.org to learn more about volunteer roles and schedules.

PROCESS CLOTHING DONATIONS AT THREADS OF HOPE

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to process donations and assist customers at their Threads of Hope Thrift Store in Portland. If interested, please fill out an online application here or contact Kelly Day, (207) 523-1152 or volunteerinfo@ccmaine.org for more information.

HELP WITH FARM CHORES AT THE MSSPA

The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) in Windham seeks volunteers who enjoy being on a farm in order to help abused and neglected horses. Volunteers clean stalls, pick paddocks, sweep, paint, wash buckets, and help with other farm and horse-related chores. To learn more, contact Maiti Kent at (207) 892-2466 or maiti@msspa.org.

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

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