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The mission of the refuge is to preserve the peatland ecosystem and maintain a biologically-diverse area for native wildlife and plants, while offering opportunities for wildlife-dependent visitor activities. Our one goal is to provide exceptional home health services. Foster Grandparents receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement to and from the volunteer site, pre-service orientation, training and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.
They are also instrumental in packaging food for the Backpack program and Senior Brown Bag program in our Auburn warehouse.
Contact the Bodwell Center if you are interested in taking part. Do you enjoy being involved with one of the finest groups of people you will ever know? Tutors and mentor children and youth who are disadvantaged or have disabilities. We offer compassionate home health and end of life care to our neighbors and friends in northern, eastern and central Maine.
Only 10 miles from the University of Maine, Orono Campus, visitors paddle canoes free of charge and watch playful river otters, breeding Wood Ducks, Bald Eagles, and Osprey in the tranquil beauty. Champions the humane treatment and adoption of companion animals, provides quality care for homeless pets, and promotes animal welfare through education and advocacy. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, gift shop attendant, boutique attendant, musicians, friendly visitor.
All this and more can be had as a volunteer with the Cole Land Transportation Museum. Collaborate with organizations having related missions.
We make every effort to assist guests, who so desire, to obtain safe and affordable housing. We generally hire a bus for students who wish to travel down together. Foster Grandparents volunteer with children who are a few months old up to age twenty-one! We are grateful for the many volunteers that support our mission to serve patients and families in their homes. The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.
We serve patients, support families and assist the staff in striving to fulfill the Medical Center mission with caring, competence and dignity.
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The Friends group is involved in many activities — building boardwalks, trail maintenance, and community outreach are some of the things you can do as a volunteer to help protect the refuge. A volunteer is under the direction of the Volunteer Department and is oriented and trained to give direct or indirect services to the patient. We firmly believe when you give people a hand, they will eventually extend theirs as well. The Bangor Y is a community leader in supporting children, adults and families in their lifelong quest for physical, emotional and social wellness.
For more information on the Penquis Foster Grandparent Program or to receive an application please call Maria Staples at Friends of Acadia preserves, protects, and promotes stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and distinctive cultural resources of Acadia national park and surrounding communities for the inspiration and enjoyment of current and future generations.
A non-profit humanitarian organization that has been serving the communities of northern and eastern Maine since Led by volunteers and guided by our Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross movement, the ARC provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
For more than years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.
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We also wish to remember, record and display U. In doing so, we hope to inspire and challenge the young people of today to continue on in the footsteps of pioneers who have built our state and country. All opportunities are available 7 days a week, May 1st to November 11th. Most people work for half a day or more on the trails or carriage ro. Eastern Maine Medical Center Volunteers are community ambassadors for healthy lifestyles and compassionate living. Each year volunteers give more than 18, hours of their time at one of our two warehouses, located in Auburn and Hampden, to assist with the inspection and sorting process to prepare donated and salvage food to be distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the state.
A few spend several months working in various locations throughout the park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U. Atlantic coast.
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It is a no-kill shelter. We are a global community of dedicated volunteers, creating opportunities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through our educational programs. Crossro needs assistance with food and clothing drives as well as the holiday turkey and gift drives! In keeping with this purpose, the refuge is open to visitors year around during daylight hours and offers recreational opportunities that are compatible with refuge wildlife and habitat management objectives.
Protect in perpetuity for public benefit ificant lands and waters and their natural, agricultural, scenic and traditional values and characteristics. Serving at one of thousands of local organizations Foster Grandparents help children learn to read, review school work, reinforce values, provide one- on- one tutoring and guide children at a critical time in their lives. Each year, volunteers contribute more than 25, hours to Acadia National Park.
Last year, our caring staff drove nearly 1. We currently have members and we would love to have you our group as well! Volunteers can become eligible for trips, banquets, pot luck dinners, and have free admission to the museum.
Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage ro, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Sunkhaze Meadows is one of more than national wildlife refuges in the United States.
Volunteers must be 55 years of age or older and meet income guidelines. The Penquis Foster Grandparent Program has approximately 80 Foster Grandparents serving at 63 different sites throughout its fourteen county service area. Through education and training, and using Federal surplus military equipment, to encourage the spirit of volunteerism, and to facilitate the saving of lives.
Beacon Hospice provides the best end-of-life care in New England through an interdisciplinary team that supports patients and families. Also through this Department, a d cosmetologist provides services in the Hair Salon to all patients. Located in the main lobby, the gift shop provides an enjoyable and convenience shopping resource for patients, staff and visitors. Check out this awesome video that Habitat made about their recent building project. HFHGB seeks to eliminate poverty housing in the Greater Bangor Area by building decent, affordable housing with help from its respective communities.
Visitors, residents, families, school groups, scouts, clubs, and businesses-people just like you-help care for the trails, carriage ro, campgrounds, museums, libraries, offices, summits, and shores of Acadia.
While hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, one might encounter moose, deer, red and gray fox, muskrat, beaver, otter, black bear, bobcat, fisher, and ermine. Put simply, they give the kind of comfort and love that sets on the path toward a successful future.
We are founded on our belief that peace is possible through friendship — and that the real difference can be made by starting with children. If you are interested in learning about or becoming a partner with the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism please contact Lisa Morin Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. Potential volunteers should contact: Bethany Tatro, Volunteer Manager, btatro gsfb.
Working one-on-one or in groups and serving between 15 and 40 hours a week, Foster Grandparents provide support in schools, Head Start centers, child care centers and other public and non-profit locations. In addition, volunteer opportunities are often available to support Pathfinders: Support for grieving children in Bangor and with clerical support in our offices.
Foster Grandparents share their love, time and experience; they are a role model, a mentor and a friend. CISV is a charitable, independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting peace education and cross-cultural friendship. Food AND Medicine believes that by working together with unions, farmers, community groups, small businesses, and faith-based organizations we will create solutions and positive change.
Once a peat bog destined to be destroyed by a peat mining company, Sunkhaze Meadows is now a sanctuary for a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects.
The Bangor Humane Society cares for approximately 5, owner released and stray animals each year. The Animal Orphanage is a place for stray or abandoned animals.
Do you enjoy meeting people from around the world? Every effort is made to provide a safe and secure environment in an atmosphere of mutual respect. The mission is achieved by our commitment to cornerstone philosophies by promoting patient and family as the center of care; promoting a supportive professional work environment; providing quality end-of-life care to patients regardless of ability to pay, evaluating customer needs to better meet the needs of the individual, referral source and community; promoting the highest level of competency of the interdisciplinary team; developing and providing innovative state-of-the-art care; increasing access to end-of-life care; and providing care in a fiscally responsible manner.
The ambition of this association is to provide training, guidance, knowledge and resources needed to handle those complex issues as families open their hearts and home to children in need. Dedicated to the care of stray animals in the greater Old Town-Orono area.
Provides emergency, short-term shelter to homeless people aged 18 and above within the limits of our resources, our mission and consistent with our funding and financing sources. AFFM is dedicated to assisting families to help children find the security and permanency they deserve. More than 2, people annually make the time to give something back to the only national park in Maine.
Visit their website above for more information about this event. Are you interested in helping to raise the aspirations of children? It is the vision of Crossro that no one in our community will experience hunger, homelessness or hopelessness and that all people will have access to food, clothing, and hope to become a contributing member of our community.