Service-Learning & Volunteering

Volunteer

However you decide to volunteer, you could commit to regular service at a community organization you are passionate about, participate in one-time service events throughout the year, or join a student group with a community service focus! Contact usm.community@maine.edu to get started, or fill out our Group Service Volunteer Request Form!  To request your Service Opportunity be listed on our website, please click here! 

 

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities - Check this list often! It features upcoming community events or programs in need of volunteers on a one-time or short-term basis. This is a great option if you cannot make a weekly commitment, but want to be involved.

USM Centered Service

Service that is located on campus or off campus, with a focus on helping the surrounding community.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student group that participates in a one-week, substance-free, service trip during Spring Break in March. Students serve with local organizations in the community to which they travel, meeting community needs and learning about the culture of the area and the people and organizations they serve.There's always time for some fun and sight-seeing as well!

Circle K The University of Southern Maine Circle K is a volunteer organization centered around service, leadership and fellowship. We meet in 113 Upperclass Hall every monday night at 8pm during the academic year.

Enactus We do community outreach projects that empower people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve their standard of living and quality of life.

Golden Key Golden Key is the largest collegiate honor society in the world. Membership into the Society is by invitation only, to the top 15% of college/university sophomores, juniors, seniors and top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on the objective criteria of their academic achievements.

Husky Hunger Initiative The Husky Hunger Initiative is a student group dedicated to fighting hunger and food insecurity within the USM Community, as well as to decreasing stigma around food-pantry use

USM & SMCC Community Service - Join USM and SMCC students as they team up to vounteer at rotating service learning events in the greater Portland area.

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week - Join other USM students in a week long series of events to bring awareness to the state of hunger and homelessness in the United States. 

Husky Day of Service - Join other USM students for this annual Spring event as you choose from an array of day-long service projects at area organizations.

4-H STEM Ambassadors - Become a mentor for local youth! Lead kids in fun, hands-on STEM activities while developing your skills in leadership, project planning, presentation, communication, and problem solving. No STEM background necessary!

AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.  There are many different programs to choose from.

Want some motivation to finally apply to an organization or cause you've always wanted to participate in?

Volunteering Reads: Rodney Mondor on Volunteerism Five Reasons You Should Volunteer 

 

Still not finding what you're looking for? Check out our  Community Partner Directory or our Community Engagement Weekly Newsletter to see our entire list of volunteer oppurtunities or the most needed placements.

 

Make sure to check out our calendar for upcoming events!

 

Contact usm.community@maine.edu to get started!