Community Engagement and Career Development

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Explore this regularly updated list of upcoming one-time volunteer opportunities! For more information or to sign up, please contact the organizations directly. For more information about long-term volunteer opportunities, visit our Community Partner Directory.

Husky Day of Service! (April 17th)

For the last 5 years, USM students have worked together to organize a Day of Service in our community. We are now gearing up for the 6th Annual Husky Day of Service on Friday, April 17th with over a dozen community partners! In past years, hundreds of students have shown up to dedicate a day of volunteer work, and 2014 was the largest turn out to date! There is STILL time to register as a group or individually. This fun day will include a rally, lunch, and a raffle. We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact emaynard@usm.maine.edu if you have any questions.

Bone Marrow Drive Volunteers (April 23rd)

Numerous people are diagnosed with blood cancer each day, and many will need a bone marrow transplant at some point during their treatment. The Student Nurses Organization at USM, through Delete Blood Cancer, will be hosting a bone marrow drive at the Woodbury Campus Center (Portland Campus) on April 23rd. Volunteers are needed for two hours at a time to check that each participant meets all requirements to join the registry, help with the swabbing process, and hand out Delete Blood Cancer "swag." Note that participants would not be donating at this time, but would be be added to the national registry by filling out information and swabbing the inside of their cheek. Please contact Lavena Jordon at lavena.jordon@maine.edu for more information.

Jewish Community Alliance Senior Luncheon Volunteers (April 24th)

Friday, April 24th the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine will be hosing a senior luncheon at Congregation Bet Ha'am at 81 Westbrook Street in South Portland. This is a wonderful event held for seniors in the local Jewish community. Volunteers are needed to help set up and cook from 10am-12pm, serve and host from 12-1pm, and clean up from 1-2pm. This is a short and fun volunteering opportunity! Please contact Andrea Krasker Gavin at (207) 772 1959 or akraskergavin@mainejewish.org if you are interested. 

MDA Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors (June 27,2015 - July 3,2015)

Want to get more out of your summer? Volunteer your time to give a kid with muscular dystrophy the best week of their year. From swimming, fishing tournaments, power soccer to arts and crafts, these campers get to experience a barrier-free week thanks to the help of college students like you. You must be 18+ to be a camp counselor.  Volunteer counselors are matched one-on-one with a camper for the week to help them access all the fun of camp. Counselors work as a team with the help of Camp Agassiz and MDA staff to ensure all campers have the best week imaginable.  This week-long, overnight camp is available for children ages 6-17 who are living with neuromuscular disease. Call the MDA for more information about how you can volunteer! Contact: Amber Pelletier (apelletier@mdusa.org) (207)854-3749