Monday, November 15, 2010

Volunteer Around Portland - November 2010


Welcome to this installment of  Volunteer Around Portland, a somewhat regular series that takes a quick look at some volunteer opportunities in the Greater Portland area. Here are some that caught my eye:

LearningWorks After-school Volunteer - Link - LearningWorks is a great organization that serves young children, at-risk youth, and low-income families in Androscoggin, York, and Cumberland counties. They are looking for volunteers to work with schoolchildren in their branch on Brackett Street. 

Volunteer Walking Tour Guides - Link - Greater Portland Landmarks is accepting volunteers to provide tours in the summer and fall seasons in the following areas: Homes of Portland's Golden Age (State Street and High Street), Old Port Tour, East End/Munjoy Hill Neighborhood. 

Senior Housing Community Volunteers - Link - Seventy-Five State Street is a vibrant community for the elderly in downtown Portland and they would be happy to have a few new volunteers to assist with various activities. 

Polar Express Help - Link - The holidays are fast approaching. This annual event at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad is looking for storytellers, actors, food service help, gift shop assistance, decoration, technical assistants, and more.


And as always, check out idealist.org, volunterrmaine.org, or just do a Google search for volunteer opportunities.