Working With Seniors
There are many volunteer opportunities at SMAA, whether it’s working with children in the Portland area CATCH Healthy Habits program or working with seniors in the Truslow Day Center program. Click on the following programs to learn more about current volunteer openings.
Development Department Volunteers
A “Thank you” Caller
Help SMAA say thank you to their donors by coming to the Agency and calling our donors to on behalf of SMAA.
Advocate for SMAA
Support the Southern Maine Agency on Aging by helping to recruit members of each town to advocate for SMAA at town meetings and town budget meetings. We are looking for strong, articulate people who don’t mind standing up and telling the SMAA story, and who know about local politics.
Help the Southern Maine Agency on Aging by researching potential financial donors for SMAA. We are looking for someone who is tech savvy and is enthusiastic.
General Volunteering within SMAA
Help out at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging by volunteering as an administrative assistant. You would be working on projects that any department might have for you to do. There maybe a little light lifting and some organizing, plus basic office work.
Community Medicare Advocate
Be a part of a team that helps seniors to understand Medicare and guide them through the enrollment process whether it’s during open enrollment or when they turn 65.
Living Well Leader
Help other seniors manage their chronic conditions by co-facilitating a six-week workshop on living with chronic illness.
A Matter of Balance Coach
One of the biggest fears of aging Americans is falling down. Help others by training to be A Matter of Balance couch and facilitating a 2 ½ hour class that helps seniors learn endurance exercises and lead discussions relevant to the course material.
Maine Senior Games
Delivery or on the road
Help make the Maine Senior Games happen by volunteering to deliver materials needed at the Maine Senior Games sites.
In house volunteers
Help make the Maine Senior Games happen by volunteering to put together goodie bags, counting medals, labeling water cases, folding and organizing t-shirts, or any other thing that is needed to prepare for the Maine Senior Games
On-site Event Registration
Help make the Maine Senior Games happen by volunteering to register the participates when people arrive at their event and make sure that they receive their supplies and goodie bags.
On-Site Event support
Help make the Maine Senior Games happen by volunteering to help during the events by being a spotter or a line judge along with other jobs that need to be filled during the Maine Senior Games.
Are you a financially minded individual? Volunteer to help seniors who need assistance with writing their checks and balancing checkbooks.
Nutrition Programs for Seniors
Community Café Volunteer
Help the Meals on Wheels program by working in the Community Café, packing the meals that will go out to homebound seniors.
Help homebound seniors who cannot grocery shop for themselves. Be able to follow the client’s shopping list, then put your grocery shopping skills to work. Be sure to drop off the client’s groceries, and at times, put them away for the client.
Meals on Wheels Driver
Help homebound seniors by picking up meals up at the Community Cafe and delivering them to their homes.