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

Recent Volunteer Groups

Learn more about workplace/group volunteer opportunities by contacting your Relationship Manager or by emailing  volunteer@uwsme.org.

Featured Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

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. 


CA$H (Creating Assets Savings and Hope) is seeking volunteer Tax Preparers and Opportunity Guides for the upcoming tax season. CA$H Greater Portland is a partnership of community non- and for-profit partners working together to help empower individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability. Since 2004, CA$H has offered free tax preparation to qualified filers during tax season; helped employers bring financial education tools to their employees; and educated hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community that can increase their income, reduce debt, and build savings. CA$H is a year-round resource, providing outreach and education about ways you can make the most of your money.

Contact cash@uwsme.org for more information.