Maine Volunteer Opportunities

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Featured Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Reader

Help set early elementary grade students on a path to success by sharing a love for reading. United Way of Southern Maine is seeking Volunteer Readers for the 2023-24 school year to support ongoing reader programs at local elementary schools. No experience is required and training is provided. 

Volunteers will visit a school each week to read with students for one hour to promote literacy. These sessions might be one-on-one, with small groups, or a whole class, depending on the school’s needs. Volunteers must attend a one-hour training in September and will start working with students in October. Speakers of non-English languages are welcome!

Complete the interest form and a United Way staff person will reach out with more information. 



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Volunteer Engagement Contact

Elliott Greene

Elliott Greene

Director, Volunteer Engagement