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ORGANIZATION: SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY ON AGING

Southern Maine Agency on Aging has partnered with WindowDressers to address a number of volunteer needs within the organization. WindowDressers brings community volunteers of all economic and social situations together to improve the warmth and comfort of interior spaces, lower heating costs, and reduce carbon dioxide pollution by producing low-cost insulating window inserts that function as custom, interior-mounted storm windows. WindowDressers is a nonprofit organization that trains, supplies and supports dozens of communities across Maine to host local, volunteer-run events called "Community Builds" where we build the window inserts. The inserts are no-cost for low income households, and low-cost for middle and high income households and businesses.

There are three different volunteer opportunities to assist with:

1. Measuring Volunteer: Measuring Volunteers work in teams of two visiting clients at home to conduct a measurement appointment. Volunteers will take measurements for an install and quote the client on the price of the install. At least one volunteer will be required to have access to a vehicle as well as a valid driver's license. Volunteers will be paired based on geographic proximity to clients and may choose to carpool to the client's home or drive separate. Access to a laptop and experience working with basic computer programs is a plus.

2. Local Coordinator: Local Coordinators are key volunteers who help anchor a Community Build in their community-organizing the event from start to finish. They help recruit and organize a team of volunteers to help run the event. A successful team is usually comprised of 4-10 people. They also work to secure a donated location for the Community Build, schedule the event, and oversee the event coordination. With a strong volunteer team, this is mostly a management role.

3. Food Coordinator: Providing food is an important community-building aspect of the event. The food coordinator helps secure food donations, coordinates with food donors, and helps coordinate foot set up and clean up for each day of the Community Build


Where will the volunteer(s) work:
We currently serve multiple communities in Cumberland and York Counties, including Portland, Peaks island, Falmouth, Brunswick, Biddeford and Wells. We could use help with food coordination in any of these communities.

When will the volunteer(s) work: On your own schedule, in coordination with other local volunteers.

What length of commitment is expected of the volunteer(s): Variable, at least one year preferred for most opportunities.

When and where will volunteer training/orientation take place: As needed if new volunteers join at a different time of year. We can work with your schedule! We provide two, 2-hour zoom trainings, plus in-the-field training with another experienced volunteer.

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About SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY ON AGING

Location:

30 Barra Road, Biddeford, ME 04005, US

Mission Statement

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s mission is to improve the quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and the people who care for them.

Description

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Southern Maine Agency on Aging Volunteer Services provides opportunities to make a difference in the community through volunteer service. Volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, meals on wheels, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. We offer maximum flexibility and choice to our volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of the over age 55 volunteer to opportunities in selected imapct service areas to help solve community problems. RSVP volunteers receive supplemental insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where they are placed.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Portland, ME 04102

(43.66113,-70.29893)
 

SKILLS

  • Construction
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • At least one year.
  • Valid driver's license, vehicle, laptop.

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