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Volunteer

Thinking of Volunteering?

Give an hour! 
Give a Saturday! Give your best! We all have special talents and things we can do to help.

 
Look for Volunteer Opportunities on
Get Connected!
Get Connected is a simple and FREE web-based solution for helping individuals find local volunteer opportunities that fit their interests and skills. Volunteers can go online and create custom profiles, helping you find opportunities that meet your availability.
 

Get your Agency onto Get Connected!

Marketing your organization’s volunteer opportunities just got a lot easier!  Get Connected is user-friendly for both agencies and volunteers and helps you find the right volunteers to meet your needs. Get Connected looks great and has fantastic features! Once you’ve set up your agency page, you can begin posting needs, creating events, featuring videos and photos.
  
Get Connected is hosted by a partnership between United Ways of Maine and the Maine Commission for Community Service.
 
Questions? Contact Maria Hinteregger at United Way of Mid Coast Maine by email.
 
 
Resources for Volunteer Managers

Maine Commission for Community Service
From the Maine Commission for Community Service, a 20-page booklet on "Managing Maine Volunteers (From a Legal Perspective)", looks at basic risk management strategies and the Maine laws that apply to colunteers and organizations that use them. 
 
Jayne Cravens has a website that is extensive with resources for volunteers and coordinators. Her blog is very readable and she’s pretty opinionated! I like her stuff because it makes me think…
 
Susan Ellis is the guru of the volunteer world and her website is extensive and packed with great information.
 
Idealist.org has a great, easy to read and digest section on volunteering and engaging volunteers.
 
Nonprofit Risk Management Center has a Volunteer Risk Management section.
 
The VolunteerMatch blog, Engaging Volunteer has interesting and helpful posts, along with a long list of related blogs for you to explore.
The VolunteerMatch Learning Center has resources for effectively involving volunteers in the work of your organization.