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.

Jewish Community Alliance Passover Seder Volunteers 

Sunday, March 29th the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine will be delivering passover seder plates to area seniors. Seder plate assembly will happen at the Jewish Community Alliance at 57 Ashmont Street in Portland at 1:00pm and then the seder plates will be delivered around Portland starting at 2:00pm. This is a short and fun volunteering opportunity! Please contact Andrea Krasker Gavin at (207) 772 1959 or if you are interested. 

Bone Marrow Drive Volunteers

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 for more information.

Jewish Community Alliance Senior Luncheon Volunteers 

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 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 ( (207)854-3749