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Community & Campus Partners

If you are interested in learning about or becoming a partner with the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism please contact Lisa Morin, (207) 581-4194


 Community Partners

Acadia National Park
PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME  04609
(207) 288-8808 * http://www.nps.gov/acad/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm

The First National Park East of the Mississippi River - People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

Each year, volunteers contribute more than 25,000 hours to Acadia National Park. Visitors, residents, families, school groups, scouts, clubs, and businesses-people just like you-help care for the trails, carriage roads, campgrounds, museums, libraries, offices, summits, and shores of Acadia.  More than 2,000 people annually make the time to give something back to the only national park in Maine. Most people work for half a day or more on the trails or carriage roads. A few spend several months working in various locations throughout the park.

 

Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine
294 Center Street, Unit 1, Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 827-2331 * www.affm.net

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.  AFFM is dedicated to assisting families to help children find the security and permanency they deserve.

 

American Red Cross – Blood Services Division
900 B Hammond Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(800) red-cross (733-2767) * www.redcrossblood.org/nne

A non-profit humanitarian organization that has been serving the communities of northern and eastern Maine since 1919.  Led by volunters 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.

 

American Red Cross – Pine Tree Chapter
33 Mildred Avenue, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 941-2903 * www.pinetree.redcross.org

A non-profit humanitarian organization that has been serving the communities of northern and eastern Maine since 1919.  Led by volunters 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.

 

Animal Orphanage (located on the access road to the Old Town Airport)
PO Box 565, Orono, ME  04473 (mailing address)
(207) 827-8777 * (no website, but look for them on FaceBook)

Dedicated to the care of stray animals in the greater Old Town-Orono area.  The Animal Orphanage is a place for stray or abandoned animals.  It is a no-kill shelter.  All animals are spayed/neutered before adoption.

 

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter
263 Main Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 947-0092

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.  Every effort is made to provide a safe and secure environment in an atmosphere of mutual respect.  We make every effort to assist guests, who so desire, to obtain safe and affordable housing.

 

Bangor Humane Society
693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 942-8902 * www.bangorhumane.org

Champions the humane treatment and adoption of companion animals, provides quality care for homeless pets, and promotes animal welfare through education and advocacy.  Maine’s largest animal care and adoption facility, both in terms of the total number of animals handled and geographical area we serve. The Bangor Humane Society cares for approximately 5,000 owner released and stray animals each year.

 

Bangor Land Trust
PO Box 288, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 942-1919 * www.bangorlandtrust.org

Protect in perpetuity for public benefit significant lands and waters and their natural, agricultural, scenic and traditional values and characteristics.  Promote general and scientific understanding of the region’s natural resources and the need for their preservation.  Collaborate with organizations having related missions.

 

Bangor Y
17 Second Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 941-2808 * www.bangory.org

The Bangor Y is a community leader in supporting children, adults and families in their lifelong quest for physical, emotional and social wellness.

 

Beacon Hospice
304 Hancock Street, Suite 3A, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 942-2920 * www.beaconhospice.org

Beacon Hospice provides the best end-of-life care in New England through an interdisciplinary team that supports patients and families.  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.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine
16 School Street, Suite 201, Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 593-0380 * www.bbbsmcm.org

Penobscot County Office:
Bangor Y
17 Second Street,
Bangor, ME 04401

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between high school and college students or adult volunteers (Bigs) and younger children (Littles). Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine (BBBSMCM) is one of 360 local agencies which help serve more than a quarter-million children nationally.

 

Challenger Learning Center of Maine
30 Venture Way, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 990-2900 * www.clcofme.org

Through a diversity of programs we educate students and teachers in order to inspire an active lifelong passion for space & earth science.

 

Cole Land Transportation Museum
405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 990-3600 x12 * http://colemuseum.org/

Our purpose at the Cole Land Transportation Museum is to collect, preserve, and display (before they disappear forever) a cross section of Maine’s land transportation equipment from which this and future generations will gain knowledge of the past.  We also wish to remember, record and display U.S. military memorabilia to forever remind this and future generations of the high price our comrades have paid to protect our freedom.  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.

Do you enjoy meeting people from around the world? Do you enjoy being involved with one of the finest groups of people you will ever know? Are you interested in helping to raise the aspirations of children? All this and more can be had as a volunteer with the Cole Land Transportation Museum. All opportunities are available 7 days a week, May 1st to November 11th. Volunteers can become eligible for trips, banquets, pot luck dinners, and have free admission to the museum.

 

Comforting Blankets
121 Gilman Road, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 735-7309 * http://comfortingblankets.web.officelive.com/introduction.aspx

Giving cancer patients a blanket; to melt away the pain and wipe away the tears.  Giving comfort one blanket at a time.

 

Crossroads Ministries Resource Center
2 Wood St. Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 817-6025 * www.crossroadsministries-online.org

It is the vision of Crossroads 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. We firmly believe when you give people a hand, they will eventually extend theirs as well.  Crossroads needs assistance with food and clothing drives as well as the holiday turkey and gift drives!

 

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center
PO Box 926 (Hogan Road), Bangor, ME  04402
(207) 941-4023 * http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/DDPC/index.shtml

The mission of the DDPC Volunteer Office is to enlist and utilize the volunteer resources of the community in the overall effort to enrich and brighten the lives of patients, by offering those services which are not within the scope of staff duties as restricted by time and/or resources. A volunteer is under the direction of the Volunteer Department and is oriented and trained to give direct or indirect services to the patient.  Also through this Department, a licensed cosmetologist provides services in the Hair Salon to all patients.  The Hepatica Hill Gift Shop is managed by the Volunteer Office. Located in the main lobby, the gift shop provides an enjoyable and convenience shopping resource for patients, staff and visitors.  Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, gift shop attendant, boutique attendant, musicians, friendly visitor.

 

Eastern Maine Hospice/Homecare
885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 973-8269 * http://www.easternmainehomecare.org/default.aspx

Our number one goal is to provide exceptional home health services. We offer compassionate home health and end of life care to our neighbors and friends in northern, eastern and central Maine.  Last year, our caring staff drove nearly 1.25 million miles to make 64,211 homecare, hospice and telehealth visits to 3,300 patients.  We are grateful for the many volunteers that support our mission to serve patients and families in their homes. Eastern Maine HomeCare relies on volunteers for its Aroostook County,  greater Bangor, Lincoln and Millinocket volunteer hospice programs. In addition, volunteer opportunities are often available to support Pathfinders: Support for grieving children (in Bangor) and with clerical support in our offices.

 

Eastern Maine Medical Center – Volunteer Services

489 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 973-7850 * http://www.emmc.org/volunteer.aspx?id=28558

Eastern Maine Medical Center Volunteers are community ambassadors for healthy lifestyles and compassionate living. We serve patients, support families and assist the staff in striving to fulfill the Medical Center mission with caring, competence and dignity.

 

Families and Children Together
304 Hancock Street, Suite 2B, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-2347 * www.familiesandchildren.org

Creating a family-focused agency that encourages and fosters the development and healing of children facing emotional and behavioral changes.

 

Food AND Medicine
20 Ivers Street, Brewer, ME  04412
(207) 989-5860 * www.foodandmedicine.org

Food AND Medicine’s mission is to organize, educate, and empower workers and our communities in the fight for economic and social justice. 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.

 

Foster Grandparents Program (Penquis)  **GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR RETIREES AND SENIORS
262 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 973-3611 * www.penquis.org

Tutors and mentor children and youth who are disadvantaged or have disabilities.  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. Foster Grandparents volunteer with children who are a few months old up to age twenty-one!  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.  Foster Grandparents share their love, time and experience; they are a role model, a mentor and a friend.  Put simply, they give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.

Volunteers must be 55 years of age or older and meet income guidelines.  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.  The Penquis Foster Grandparent Program has approximately 80 Foster Grandparents serving at 63 different sites throughout its fourteen county service area.

For more information on the Penquis Foster Grandparent Program or to receive an application please call Maria Staples at 973-3611 or Cindy Whitney at 973-3684 or 1-800-215-4942.

Friends of Acadia (Terry Begley)
43 Cottage Street, PO Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME  04609
e-mail: terry@friendsofacadia.org * www.friendsofacadia.org

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.  The group organizes volunteer events at Acadia, such as Take Pride in Acadia Day in November.  Each year 100+ UMaine students travel to this event to do cleanup and prepare the park for winter.  Visit their website above for more information about this event.  Contact the Bodwell Center if you are interested in taking part.  We generally hire a bus for students who wish to travel down together.

 

Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows
PO Box 450, Milford, ME  04461
e-mail:  info@sunkhaze.org * www.sunkhaze.org

The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows NWR is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to protecting Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. We currently have 170 members and we would love to have you join our group as well! 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. You can visit Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge any time to enjoy Maine wildlife observation. 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.

Sunkhaze Meadows is one of more than 500 national wildlife refuges in the United States. 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. 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.

 

Good Shephard Food Bank
88 Stevens Road, Brewer, ME  04412
(207) 989-4672 * www.gsfb.org

The mission of Good Shepherd Food-Bank is to provide food for those at risk of hunger by soliciting surplus food and distributing it to non-profit programs throughout Maine, and in doing so, to do the work of Jesus, who is The Good Shepherd.

 

Greater Old Town Communities That Care
PO Box 66, Old Town, ME  04468
(207) 299-5172 * e-mail:  jason.charland@rsu34.org

The Communities That Care model focuses on promoting positive youth development and preventing problem behaviors by assessing predictors both of problem behaviors and of positive youth outcomes.  GOT CTC utilizes volunteers as tutors in the Old Town School Department.  Contact Jason if you are interested!

 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor (Office and Re-Store)
83 Washington Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 942-8977 * www.habitatbangor.org

HFHGB seeks to eliminate poverty housing in the Greater Bangor Area by building decent, affordable housing with help from its respective communities.

Check out this awesome video that Habitat made about their recent building project:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3slqF7hGMM&feature=youtu.be

 

Hands of Hope Thrift Store
700 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 942-5005 * www.bangorhandsofhope.com

Volunteer organization which reaches out into the community to help people with food, clothing, job placement, volunteering, high school volunteer programs, Christmas programs, community service volunteer programs, breast cancer program, group home programs and summer camp for sexually abused children.

 

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
Location:  15 Hudson Road, Old Town, ME; Mailing Address: PO Box 266 Orono, ME  04473
207.94.9259 * www.hirundomaine.org

Hirundo is a 2,400 acre nature preserve, spanning Pushaw and Dead Streams, Lac D’Or (lake), vast wetlands, including domed bog and maple and juniper swamps, and mixed hardwood and evergreen forests. 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. 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.  Many opportunities for recreation activity as well as volunteer service.  

 

 

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor
200 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 947-8451 * www.lvbangor.org

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is a group of people who are dedicated to improving literacy in our community one person at a time.  Many of our volunteers choose to become a tutor and teach another adult to read or speak English.  Tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and educational levels.  Having experience in education or knowing another language is not necessary to get involved…wanting to make a difference in another person’s life is.

 

Maine Audubon Society (Fields Pond)
216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME  04429
(207) 989-2591 * www.maineaudubon.org

Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation and action.

Located seven miles southeast of Bangor, Fields Pond Audubon Center features a modern visitor center, an 85-acre pond, and a 192-acre sanctuary with trails winding through field, wetland, forest, and lakeshore.  The center offers dozens of year-round public programs, a Maine Audubon Nature Store, and day camps for children.  The variety of habitats and trails at Fields Pond Audubon Center are ideal for nature study, wildlife-watching, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

 

Maine Campus Compact
220 College St., #2, Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 786-8216 * www.mainecompact.org

Maine Campus Compact is a coalition of 18 member campuses whose purpose is to catalyze and lead a movement to reinvigorate the public purposes and civic mission of higher education. We seek to transform our campuses in ways that develop better informed, active citizen problem-solvers, stronger communities, and a more just democratic society. We believe that our campuses must be vital agents and architects of a flourishing.

 

Maine Discovery Museum
74 Main Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 262-7200 * www.mainediscoverymuseum.org

The mission of the Maine Discovery Museum (MDM) is to educate children and families, encourage creativity, nurture a sense of wonder, and to challenge all to learn in new and innovative ways. Exhibits and programs will be fun, interactive and thought provoking, and encourage participation by children and families of all abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a unique community resource, the museum will provide opportunities for exploration and discovery that incorporate aspects of Maine into a greater understanding of the world in which we live.

 

Maine Operation Lifesaver
23 Park Street, Old Town, ME  04468
(207) 827-7367 * www.Maineol.org

Operation Lifesaver is an active continuous public information and education program to help prevent and reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities and improve driver performance at the nation’s 268,000 public and private highway/rail grade crossings.  Nationwide, Operation Lifesaver programs exist in 50 states and have contributed significantly to the more than 50 percent reduction in crashes and fatalities at railroad crossings.  In Maine, statistics reveal a sharp decrease in such crashes from 23 collisions killing three and injuring nine others in 1990 to nine incidents in 2006 resulting in several injuries and one fatality.  However, in Maine and elsewhere, trespassing incidents are on the rise and are a new focus of Operation Lifesaver efforts. Around the country, there were nearly 2,900 crashes in 2006, killing 368 and injuring 999 others. 530 people were killed last year in related trespassing incidents caused by such things as walking and motoring along tracks and railroad bridges, throwing objects at trains and placing objects on the tracks, and hitching joyrides on trains.

 

Old Town Orono YMCA
472 Stillwater Avenue, Old Town, ME  04468
(207) 827-9622 * www.otoymca.org

Our YMCA is Christian in its heritage and ecumenical in its delivery of programs that build spirit, mind, and body for all.

 

Old Town Public Library
46 Middle Street, Old Town, ME  04468
(207) 827-3972 * http://old-town.lib.me.us/

To maintain and improve the quality of life for all citizens of our community by providing resources and programs that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment in the most efficient manner possible. We especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries. The Old Town Public Library is dedicated to making the City of Old Town a rewarding, attractive and pleasant place in which to live, visit and work.

 

Old Town Recreation Department
Mailing Address: 265 Main Street, Old Town, ME  04468(207) 827-3961 * www.old-town.org

Physical Address:  341 Bennoch Road, Old Town, ME  04468

The mission of the City of Old Town is to provide and promote a safe, affordable community with quality public services.The City encourages future growth while maintaining its cultural heritage.

 

Old Town Rotary Club
PO Box 476, Old Town, ME  04468 * www.oldtownrotary.org

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

 

Old Town, City Of – John Rouleau, Director of Public Works
265 Main Street, Old Town, ME  04468
(207) 827-3974 * www.old-town.org

The Public Works Department is responsible for the transfer station, recycling, refuse collection, spring cleanup, parks, cemeteries, and the airport.

 

Orono Bog Boardwalk (located in Bangor City Forest)
Contact:  Jim Bird, PO Box 12, Orono, ME 04473
(207) 581-1697 or 866-2578 * www.oronobogwalk.org

The Orono Bog Boardwalk has become a premier destination in the Bangor/Orono area for persons wishing to experience the beauty and fascinating plants and animals of a Maine bog.  The 1-mile boardwalk loop trail begins at the forested wetland edge in the Bangor City Forest, and after 800 feet crosses the town line into the University of Maine owned part of the bog in Orono.  Along the way, it passes through changing vegetation and environments on its way to the open, peat moss carpeted center of the Orono Bog. Boardwalk visitors encounter a series of well designed, full color signs with illustrations of common species of bog plants and animals, and explanations to go along with them.  Many visitors return to the boardwalk, again and again, to observe the colorful bog and to absorb its tranquil beauty over the changing seasons.  The boardwalk is wheelchair-friendly facility.  Benches for rest and contemplation are provided at least every 200 feet.

 

Orono Commons
117 Bennoch Road, Orono, ME  04473
(207) 866-4914 * www.genesishcc.com/OronoCommons

Improve the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality health care and every day compassion.

 

Orono Health Association
Pine Street, Orono, ME  04473
(207) 866-4648 * www.oronohealthassociation.org

The Orono Health Association is a volunteer organization that  serves the health and welfare needs of the Orono community.  OHA operates a Thrift Shop in downtown Orono.  The OHA Medical Rides Program, connects Orono residents who need rides with volunteer drivers who take them to medical appointments.  OHA maintains a Medical Equipment Loan Building stocked with durable medical supplies.

 

Orono Parks & Recreation Department
59 Main Street, Orono, ME  04473
(207) 866-5065 * www.oronorec.com

 

Peace and Justice Center
170 Park Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 942-9343 * www.peacectr.org

To support and link groups and individuals concerned with peace, justice and a sustainable environment. (Coordinates the Hope Festival on campus each April.)

 

Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club
12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island, ME  04468
(207) 817-7355 * www.penobscotnation.org/pnbgc

It is our mission to inspire and enable all young people and their families, especially those who needs us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

 

Phillips-Strickland House
21 Boyd Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 941-2821 * www.pshouse.org

To ensure that the aging population of eastern Maine would have a top quality residence with essential services.

 

Rape Response Services
157 Park Street, Suite 6, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 941-2982 * www.rrsonline.org

Our mission is to offer hope, support, and advocacy to victims and people affected by sexual assault and stalking, to provide education about sexual violence and to promote prevention. Rape Response Services strives to create an atmosphere of non-violence by pursuing a mission of social change. We believe in a comprehensive vision of sexual violence prevention which balances both a responsibility to individuals affected by sexual violence, as well as to society as a whole. We believe that recognition of the connection between sexism and sexual violence is vital to our social change efforts.  RRS works to support and encourage an end to all forms of oppression, and view this as an essential part of our efforts to eradicate sexual violence and create lasting, positive social change.

Rape Response Services is committed to treating all people with the highest level of compassion, dignity, and respect, regardless of age, gender, race, culture, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socioeconomic status or any other social marker.  Rape Response Services believes strongly in supporting the right of the victim/survivor to make self-directed choices about issues raised by the experience, as well as choices that enhance an individual’s emotional and physical health, and overall wellness.  We fully support an individual’s freedom to make reproductive choices and to have access to all reproductive services.  RRS is committed to empowering survivors and eliminating sexual violence.

 

Ronald McDonald House
654 State Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 942-9003 * www.ronaldmcdonaldhousebangor.com

Provides homelike, temporary lodging for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby medical facilities.

 

Ross Manor
758 Broadway, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 941-8400 * www.ross-manor.com

Above all else, First Atlantic is uniquely committed through employee efforts to the care and improvements of our clientele’s lives.

 

Salvation Army
65 S. Park Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 941-2990 * www.use.salvationarmy.org/bangor

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its message is Bible-based.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet His name without discrimination.  The Salvation Army also runs the Hands of Hope Thrift Store in Bangor.

 

Seeds of Hope Food Pantry
1612 Ohio Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 745-2952

Seeds of Hope is a food pantry that serves the greater Bangor area.  Seeds of Hope is open on Thursdays.

 

Special Olympics
125 John Roberts Road, #19, S. Portland, ME 04106
(207) 570-0988 * www.specialolympicsmaine.org

To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children & adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in sharing gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.  Winter Olympics takes place at Sugarloaf Mountain.  Summer Olympics takes place at the UMaine Campus in June.

 

Spruce Run
PO Box 653, Bangor, ME  04402
(207) 945-5102 * www.sprucerun.net

Dedicated to serving people affected by domestic abuse in our community while working simultaneously to eliminate person, institutional, and cultural violence against all individuals.  Offers 24-hr hotline services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, support and curriculum groups, and advocacy to victims of intimate partner violence.  Provide community training, education and collaboration to foster a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

 

United Cerebral Palsy
700 Mt. Hope Ave, Suite 320, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-2952 x206 * www.ucpofmaine.org

To advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities who have multiple needs.

 

United Way of Eastern Maine
24 Springer Drive, Suite 201, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 941-2800 * www.unitedwayem.org

Improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of people and communities.

 

Warren Center for Communication and Learning
175 Union Street, Bangor, ME  04401
(207) 941-2850 * http://www.pchc.com/locations.php?id=19

To provide evaluations, therapies and technologies in the areas of speech, language development and hearing to the children & adults of Eastern and Central Maine.

 

VolunteerMaine.org
184 State St. Augusta ME 04333
(207) 287-8933

VolunteerMaine.org provides opportunities to volunteers throughout the state to find programs and areas in need of community service. The site also offers organizations the ability to add their information and volunteer events to the list.


Campus Partners

If you are looking for a group to become involved in this semester, then check out these groups.


Alpha Delta

http://www.umaine.edu/apoThe purpose of this fraternity is to assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to provide service to humanity; and to further freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage.

 

Colleges Against Cancer

http://college.relayforlife.org/GetInvolved/CollegesAgainstCancer/index Through the American Cancer Society’s Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) program, college students are having fun while making a difference in the lives of people facing cancer. The CAC program allows college students, faculty, and staff to work together to bring American Cancer Society programs and services to college communities nationwide.

 

Gamma Sigma Sigma
http://www.gammasigmasigma.org/Gamma Sigma Sigma is a national service sorority. If you are interested in joining you will be asked to participate in a pledge period, in which you will become familiar with the history of the national organization, as well as with the history of your local chapter. Pledging Gamma Sigma Sigma will give you the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the experiences that the sorority offers.

 

MBS (Maine Business School) Corps
http://www.umaine.edu/business/mba/mba-mexperience/mbs-corps-2/

The mission of the MBS Corps is to be the outreach organization of the Maine Business School with a focus on primarily helping smaller Maine-based non-profit organizations where we can have a greater impact. We also seek to help our students develop their leadership, organizational, management, marketing and other business skills while developing friendships and networks in a fun, supportive environment.

 

MEDLIFE
http://www.medlifeweb.org/
MEDLIFE(Medicine, Education and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere) is a non-profit organization on campus. MEDLIFE has participated in medical missions to Ecuador during the past few years to assist the people there.


Page Farm and Home Museum
Portage Road, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469
(207) 581-4100 * www.umaine.edu/pagefarm

To collect, document, preserve, interpret and disseminate knowledge of Maine history relating to farms and farming communities between 1865 & 1940, providing an educational and cultural experience for the public and a resource for researchers of this period.

 

UMaine Circle K International
President: Danielle Young Advisor: Thomas Mitchell
http://www.circlek.org/
Circle K is a co-educational service, leadership development, and friendship organization, organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus.

It is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, determines its own service activities, and establishes its own dues structure. Its Objects include the Objects of Kiwanis. Once organized, a Circle K club continues to be sponsored by a Kiwanis club. Although the ultimate responsibility for Circle is that of the Kiwanis Board of Directors, the sponsorship function is most directly carried out by the Kiwanis club Committee on Circle K Clubs, assisted by a faculty advisor (who may or may not be a Kiwanian) designated by the college or university administration.


Rotaract
President: Ray Updyke
Advisor: Samantha Kane
http://www.oldtownrotary.org/
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.

 

University Volunteer Ambulance Corps

http://www.umaine.edu/uvacUniversity Volunteer Ambulance Corp is a student volunteer organization, which offers aspiring University of Maine students unique learning and leadership opportunities by delivering emergency medical services both on the University campus and to surrounding communities. A state licensed emergency medical service, University Volunteer Ambulance Corp provides quality emergency medical care to those who live on, work on, or visit the University campus.


University of Maine Cooperative Extension

http://extension.umaine.edu/  With programs varying form Habitat Stewards Program to Master Gardening, the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension offers ample volunteer programs. There are volunteers working in youth development, horticulture, coastal and freshwater quality monitoring, environmental work, nutrition education, senior companion programs, coastal community programs and parenting education.

 

University of Maine Office of Sexual Assault and Violence 
Elizabeth Lavoie, MS, Deputy Title IX Coordinator 
Memorial Union, Room 315  (207) 581-1406
http://umaine.edu/OSAVP/

The Office of Sexual Assault and ViolencePrevention is a free service to all University students, community, and campus partners that works to promote a safe community for everyone at the University of Maine and greater community.  They strive to reduce sexual assault,relationship violence, and stalking by encouraging people to engage in healthy and consensual relationships. They provide support services; can answer questions and concerns, and offer resources and referrals on interpersonal violence.  They are always looking for help creating educational materials, circulating information, and promoting a safe campus environment. 


The Wilson Center
67 College Avenue, Orono, ME  04473
(207) 866-4227 * www.umaine.edu/wilsoncenter

The Wilson Center, home of the Maine Christian Association, is an interdenominational student ministry open to everyone interested in exploring the meaning and practice of the Christian faith while at college. We are committed to creating an atmosphere of respect, tolerance, and spiritual support, which celebrates human diversity.

 

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Orono, Maine 04469
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