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About is a project of the Maine Commission for Community Service. It was launched in 2002 as a means of creating a "one-stop" service for both citizens who want to volunteer and community groups seeking to address local problems through volunteer-powered solutions.

  • is a one-stop internet resource for volunteers and program staff.
  • Volunteer programs can recruit new volunteers, let donors know what goods or services they need, and reach potential board members.
  • Program staff can access online training and explore resources for improving program operation.
  • Citizens can search for opportunities to volunteer that match their interests.
  • Volunteers can track and report the time they devote to multiple causes and organizations from one place.

Over time, there have been a number of partners who shared the Commission's goal for and contributed resources. In 2015, the United Ways of Maine adopted the section of the site that links people with volunteer opportunities.

The Maine Commission for Community Service manages the remainder of the site content with a focus on meeting the needs of the people and organizations that design or manage volunteer activities.

Searching or Posting Volunteer Opportunities

Any non-profit, state or local government organization may create an account and use this site at no cost. The United Ways of Maine cover the cost of the tool as a public service.

Once an account is created, it will be approved by an administrator and the new agency user can begin posting volunteer opportunities. The approval step helps ensure that legitimate Maine-based organizations are using the site. 

Any Maine resident or visitor is welcome to search for a volunteer opportunity, make an in-kind donation, apply for a board of directors position or seeking train or participation in emergency response opportunities.

For Volunteer Program Coordinators

VolunteerMaine supports the people responsible for managing volunteer programs. Under "Coordinators" managers of volunteers will find connections to regional peer networks, links to online training, information about statewide volunteer recognition, the Maine conference on service and volunteerism, and more.

Volunteer Emergency Response Networks

Known in some regions as COADs, County Organizations Active in Disaster, this effort promotes understanding, respect, planning, and coordination between the traditional and non-traditional programs that mobilize in response to local emergencies. Learn more about COADS and volunteering in times of disaster here.