Volunteerism

Volunteer ME

The United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) Volunteer Center is a one-stop resource for all things volunteer. Through our online database we match volunteers to meaningful opportunities every day.  We encourage adults to serve, youth to build character, families to bond, young professionals to excel as leaders, mature adults to stay engaged, and businesses to address community needs. Learn more at volunteerme.unitedwayem.org

The Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition

The Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition also known as EMCA$H, is a coalition of more than 20 organizations providing free tax preparation and financial literacy services to low to mid-income families and in our service area.  Each year, the Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition provides free tax preparation services from February through April at over 30 locations throughout our five county service area.

Click here for more information on volunteering to prepare taxes virtually-no experience needed!

Day of Caring

Every year our Volunteer Center invites our partner programs to open their doors to members of the community for one-day service projects that they otherwise may not have the capacity to complete. This happens at least twice yearly in the fall and spring. If you are a nonprofit in Eastern Maine and have a one day project that 50 to 70 volunteers could tackle contact Meredith Alexander at 207-262-6939 or mereditha@unitedwayem.org

Eastern Maine Volunteer Coordinators Peer 2 Peer Network

The Volunteer Center coordinates this Peer to Peer network that brings together volunteer managers from throughout our service area for volunteer management training, presentations, round table discussions, and sharing of best practices. To learn more contact Meredith Alexander directly at 207-262-6939 or mereditha@unitedwayem.org

Service Enterprise Initiative

While organizations continue to face an environment of doing more with less, the most successful nonprofits excel in volunteer engagement practices that lead to greater organizational capacity and community impact.

We are pleased to be partnering with Points of Light and the Maine Commission for Community Service to offer the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI). The SEI goes beyond standard volunteer management training by empowering nonprofits to more effectively address community needs and scale their operations by transforming the way they engage community members.

To learn more about SEI or to reserve your space in the next training, contact Janelle at 941-2800 ext. 212 or janellew@unitedwayem.org.