Service-Learning & Volunteering

Community Service Weekly

Service-Learning and Volunteering would like to introduce our renewed weekly. Here you'll find a number of ways you can get connected to the community and other highlights, including upcoming volunteer opportunities and quotes from USM folks and community organizations.

The emailed version of our Weekly can be found here. Otherwise, see the list of highlighted opportunities below!

Happy Student Employee Appreciation Week from the SLV Office!


Multiple Volunteer Opportunities: Humane Society, Waterville Area

The Humane Society Waterville Area currently has volunteer openings for dog and cat care assistants, laundry lead, animal transport assistant, office assistant, shelter greeter, and reception! For more information, please visit their Volunteer Maine page, where you will find descriptions for each available volunteer position and contact information for the volunteer coordinator.  

Boys and Girls Club Annual Gift Wrapping Party!

The Boys and Girls Club is holding their annual gift wrapping party on December 17 and 18th! Come enjoy holiday cheer and hot cocoa while helping this great organization prepare for the holidays. Email Tiffanie if you're interested!Riverton Party
Monday, December 17
55 Riverton Dr., Portland
Sagamore Party
Tuesday, December 18
21 Popham St., Portland


Red Cross Disaster Volunteers

Neighbors helping neighbors, ready to respond in times of need. Call 207-874-1192 x 106 or email for more information. 


Preble Street Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

The Preble Street Resource Center wants to remind everyone of the upcoming holidays and their need for volunteers to help prepare and serve meals! View available shifts by visiting their volunteer hub page. For questions, please email Ali at

Become a Foster Grandparent with the Opportunity Alliance

Join the Opportunity Alliance as a Foster Grandparent. Become part of the network of community members and organizations who work every day to help children learn to read and provide one-on-one tutoring, mentor teenagers and young children, care for infants and children with special needs, and help English Language Learners achieve success. People who are 55 or older and want to share their experience and compassion have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent. Call (207) 773-0202 or email for more information. 

Ca$h Maine

Ca$h Maine volunteers help provide free tax preparation to qualified tax filers and connect tax filers to financial education, savings opportunities, and other helpful services! Free training will be provided. To learn more, visit our event page or Ca$h Maine's website


 Community Partner Highlight: Portland Housing Authority Study Centers!

The Portland Housing Authority Study Centers are after-school programs that serve low income students. The Centers’ collective goals are to help students become academically and socially successful and thus thrive in school and beyond. Volunteers provide academic support to at-risk students K-12 in all subjects. A minimum commitment of two hours per week for a one-month commitment is requested. Please contact the Youth Programming VISTA, or (207) 773-4753 x8012 with any questions or to apply to volunteer. Learn more about Portland Housing Authority here.   

Visit our events page to find volunteer opportunities!

USM Service-Learning and Volunteering
004 Payson Smith, Portland Campus