Community Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time or Occasional Volunteer Opportunities


  • Aspirations programming—on-campus aspirations events for local children and youth. Contact Ronan Goulden (
  • Blake Street Towers and Meadowview (Lewiston Housing Authority residences for low-income elderly and younger disabled) are happy to have volunteers plan social events–meals, game nights, performances, etc.  Contact Emily Walsh (
  • The Good Shepherd Food Bank prepares food for distribution throughout the state. Contact Nimco Jama (
Ongoing or Sustained Volunteer Opportunities


Mentoring Programs
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – one-on-one weekly one-hour matches with elementary school kids at Longley Elementary School.  Contact Jennifer Cartmell (
  • Auburn Middle School – Biweekly mentoring for middle school students.  Contact Ronan Goulden (
  • Lewiston High School – Biweekly mentoring for high school students. Particularly suited for Bates students committed to mentoring for longer than one year. Contact Ronan Goulden (
  • Montello Elementary School – one-on-one weekly one-hour matches with elementary school kids. Contact Ava Petrin (
  • Lewiston Middle School lunch program – have lunch with LMS students once a week. Contact Trinity Monstwillo (
Tutoring and Enrichment Programs
  • Tree Street Youth – Mondays through Thursdays, 2-6pm; Friday 2-4pm. Contact Leslie Jimenez  (
  • Lewiston High School — Provide targeted reading and math tutoring as well as homework help for high school students. Contact Ellen Alcorn (
  • Book Buddies – reading to early-elementary-age children during the school day. Contact Contact Anna Sarrazin (
  • Aspirations programming – on-campus aspirations events for local children and youth. Contact Ronan Goulden (
  • Boys and Girls Club – after-school programming. Contact Luke Van Denend  (
Food Accessibility
  • Trinity Soup Kitchen – serves meals 7 days a week. Contact Janelle Poland (
  • Lots to Gardens – community gardening and cooking classes. Contact Nimco Jama (
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank – preparing food for distribution throughout the state. Contact Nimco Jama (
Elderly/Younger Disabled
  • Blake Street Towers – serve Sunday brunch to elderly and younger disabled residents. Contact Emily Walsh (
The Arts
  • ArtVan – mobile arts therapy working with non-profits in Lewiston-Auburn. Contact Contact Kai Harris (
Immigrant Integration Programming
  • Trinity Jubilee Center – help immigrants and refugees with employment, housing, education, and other challenges. Contact  Hunter Kissam (
  • AK Health and Social Services- After school programs, community needs assessment and other programs. Contact Abdikhadar Shire (
  • MEIRS — Help newcomers with English, citizenship classes, and community integration. Contact Ulyses Hernandex Felipe (
Other Programs (some of these require extensive training)
  • Central Maine Medical Center—Contact
  • St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center – Contact Elizabeth Keene; 207-777-8369; (Volunteers help transport patients within the hospital, assist with departmental projects, deliver flowers to patient rooms, greet patients, provide directions to departments and more. The only requirement is a desire to help others in a friendly and personable manner).
  • Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice – hospice visiting, event assistance, office help. Contact Ron Hood, (
  • Safe Voices – domestic violence prevention program. Contact Alyssa Coyne,;  795-6744.
  • An Angel’s Wing—assist with issues around substance use disorder; contact Debra York, 207-513-6051,
  • Greater Androscoggin Humane Society – Contact Sandy Graul, 207-783-2311, (
  • Center for Wisdom’s Women – a sacred and safe place that supports and empowers women; Sonia Turgeon , (

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Contact Darby Ray ( to talk about other options!