You can put your professional, technical, and personal skills to work to benefit other at times convenient for you.
You can choose from a huge variety of interesting volunteer positions and opportunities.
Your contributions as a volunteer will be recognized and gratefully accepted by the organizations and people you benefit.
You will receive valuable training and work experience, meet interesting people, and in some cases be given the opportunity to help direct and manage projects.
Your activities can benefit your health. According to research, volunteers are more likely to live longer, live a healthier lifestyle, and have lower rates of depression than people who don't volunteer.
You will improve your community and help make the world a better place for yourself, your children and your grandchildren.
Best of all, you will gain the satisfaction that you are using your time and talents to make a difference in the lives of others.
How You Can Help
At Southern Maine Agency on Aging, there are all kinds of opportunities to volunteer your time and skills.
Here are some of the ways you can improve the lives of people in Southern Maine:
- Deliver Meals on Wheels
- Help older adults improve their balance
- Help adults cope with chronic illness
- Organize Maine Senior Games
- Help with activities at Truslow Adult Day Center
- Become a Medicare and Health Insurance Advocate
- Teach healthy eating habits to kids in K-5
- Help seniors with bill-paying and checkbook balancing tasks
Are You 55 or Older?
You can also volunteer as a mentor to students, counsel young children on nutrition, act as a steward for the environment, assist veterans, and do a myriad of other important jobs that impact the lives of young and old. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at SMAA helps match volunteers age 55 and older with volunteer opportunities at Southern Maine Agency on Aging as well as other nonprofit organizations in the area.