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United Way of Southern Maine mobilizes the caring power of our community through giving, advocacy, and volunteerism. 

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Make an impact in our community through a United Way volunteer experience customized for your workplace. Email volunteer@uwsme.org for more information. 

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Mental Health First Aid Training

Learn skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use. United Way of Southern Maine partners with the Maine chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI ME) to provide national evidence-based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings to community members.

A trainer from NAMI ME will offer participants a six-hour virtual training. Volunteers will learn risk factors and warning signs, how to identify when a person may need individual support, steps to help someone in crisis, and available support options. Participants will also receive official MHFA certification upon completion of the training. This training will help volunteers deepen their engagement with Thrive2027, our community’s three 10-year goals to measurably improve the education, financial stability, and health of everyone in Southern Maine. This training will specifically spotlight Goal 3, which aims to reduce preventable, premature deaths by 10%.

Please complete the MHFA training Interest Form or contact Nina Misra at nmisra@uwsme.org for more information.