We Love Volunteers!

volunteer3Why Volunteer?

“Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help others those in need and improve your health and happiness.” (helpguide.org)

Here’s a short clip of what volunteerism signifies to organizations and communities in Maine. Be sure to watch for our very own executive director, Barbara Averill! (Video credit: Volunteer Maine)

  • Do you love literacy?
  • Are you interested in helping others academically grow?
  • Do you have some time to donate back to our community?
  • Are you creative and willing to be part of a team?

We’d like to hear from you! We have SO many wonderful opportunities within our non-profit organization. We’re currently looking for qualified individuals for the following volunteer positions:

One to One Tutoring Program – Tutor:
To provide one-to-one or small group tutoring to adults over 18, who need help with reading, writing, math, technology, or English as a second language. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Expectations: To commit to tutor at least 1 hour a week for at least one year, complete one 2 hour tutor training session, attend at least three ongoing training sessions of choice within a year, work with a learner as a peer and involve the learner in all major decisions about instruction, participate in progress monitoring and data collection system.

One to One Tutoring Program – Resource Manager:
Management of assessment materials, leveled books, and instructional materials. Qualifications: Attention to detail and organizational skills. Sample tasks: Copying, printing, organizing, tracking inventory. Estimated time commitment: One Wednesday a month for 2 hours (between 9am-12pm). Location: LVFSC office.

Traveling Libraries Program – Team Leader:
Lead the Traveling Libraries Team to support the 7 sites where books are being shared. Primary responsibilities: Oversee maintenance of 7 sites, work with team members as needed, facilitate book deliveries to sites, attend at least three meetings a year at the LV office. Qualifications: Attention to detail and organizational skills. Estimated time commitment: Varies (typically 2-4 hours per month).

All volunteers are required to attend a 2 hour orientation training at the LVFSC office.

For more information, please contact us at: literacyvolunteersfs@gmail.com or 207-500-3131. You can also fill out the form below and a member of our organization will be in touch with you soon.

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Equal opportunity; no discrimination based on race, religion, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.