Community-Based Learning

Group Project Contacts

Preble St Resource Center

Preble St Resource Center is an organization that works to help the impoverished and homeless population of Portland. There are a number of ways for groups to volunteer, but the most popular is serving in their soup kitchen. For more information, or to sign up, fill out their online form at:


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland frequently has builds that USM students are encouraged to participate in. During Spring 2012, they will be working on a build on South St in Freeport. For more information, contact :Kate Callahan,Volunteer Coordinator ,, 207-772-2151


Falmouth Food Pantry

The Falmouth Food pantry always needs people to help them sort the food that is delivered to them. For more information, contact:  Nancy Lightbody 207-781-4670


Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health works to provide healthcare to developing nations by collecting sterile medical equipment ( such as wheel chairs, crutches, ect) that has been discarded due to American medical regulations, and redistributing it to communities in need. Volunteers are always needed to help sort the medical equipment in their Scarborough warehouse. For more information, contact:    Elizabeth McLellan, Founder & President, 207-885-1011


SPACE Gallery

The SPACE Gallery frequently needs volunteers to assist with their arts and music events. To see if they have an upcoming event that needs some extra hands, contact  Jenny Dougherty, Volunteer Coordinator


Portland Trails

Portland Trails maintains the walking trails all over Portland. They need help in the spring, summer and fall months with clearing debris and derooting trails. For more information, email or see their website for scheduled volunteer days (




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Student Spotlight

Sharmarke Hussain Ali was nominated for and received the USM Dog Pound award in the Fall of 2013 in recognition of his outstanding leadership within the community. 

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