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United Way of Southern Maine mobilizes the caring power of our community through giving, advocacy, and volunteerism. Below we have included a few volunteer opportunities from the latest edition of our Volunteer Engagement Newsletter

Take action for a hopeful Southern Maine. 

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 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 goal 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%.

Contact Nina Misra at nmisra@uwsme.org for more information.