article by Alexia Schultz & Alexis Green
edited by Ben Levesque
Everyone here knows how important volunteering is, as each Massabesic High School graduate is required to perform one hundred hours of community service by the end of their secondary education career. Volunteering can make people feel good about what they’re doing, and the people that they're helping are bound to feel great too. It is easy to use a town’s website as well as websites such as United Way to learn about local events and volunteering opportunities. From that United Way of Greater Portland, I learned that on November 19th there was a Family Volunteer Day! During that time families made artwork for pictures books that are going to help English learners gain new skills in the language. The website address for United Way of Greater Portland is listed below.
Phone: (207) 874-1000
Animal Welfare Society: Do you want to be around animals all day and get some of your community service hours done? AWS in Kennebunk is the perfect place for you! You could be running errands or walking dogs depending on experience and age. For more information on how you can volunteer here call or visit the website below.
Phone Number: (207) 985-3244
Ladawn Quarter Horses Therapeutic Riding Center: Ladawn’s is a 100% non-profit horse barn located in Dayton, Maine, offering community service hours for volunteers looking to work hard and give an added bonus as well. They sponsor a “work to ride “ program, in which a volunteer can clean twenty stalls and get a free riding lesson in return. Also, throughout the year the barn hosts different events; volunteers are encouraged to help run said events. For more information, visit the website below.
Goodwins Mills Fire Department: Do you live in Lyman and have quality grades? You can become a Junior Firefighter at Goodwins Mills. You can assist on calls, work at the station, and get training if you choose to become a firefighter in your future career! For more information below is their website and contact.
Phone Number: (207) 499-2362