We Love Volunteers!
“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 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)
- Are you passionate about literacy?
- Are you interested in helping others academically grow?
- Do you have some time to give to your community?
- Are you a change maker?
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 – Site Manager:
Work independently to keep a bookshelf stocked with free books, in the community where a Traveling Libraries is located. Primary responsibilities: Oversee maintenance of the selection of books on the shelf/shelves, work with team members as needed, facilitate book deliveries to site, attend two meetings a year at the LV office. Qualifications: Attention to detail and organizational skills. Estimated time commitment: Varies (typically 2 hours per month).
All volunteers are required to attend a 2 hour orientation training at the LVFSC office.
Equal opportunity; no discrimination based on race, religion, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.