Volunteer

Smiles - make one and pass it on!

If you want to give back to your community and brighten someone’s day, then volunteering with Spectrum Generations is for you! Our volunteers are a group of special people which span all ages and all backgrounds who volunteer their time to help others and find personal fulfillment. Volunteers are committed to our mission and to our consumer's right to choice. Our current volunteer needs are listed below, click for more details.  If you have an idea for something not listed, give us a call!

Fill out a volunteer application today and return to a Volunteer Liaison listed below.

*New! Students looking for an internship view our internship opportunity list.

For more information, please speak with the Volunteer Liaison at one of our Centers or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Ribisi-Braley, at jbraley@spectrumgenerations.org or 207-620-1677, TTY: 1-800-464-8703.

Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold Street, Waterville
Angela DeRosby, 207-660-9263 aderosby@spectrumgenerations.org

Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road, Hallowell
Lynda Johnson, 207-620-1187 ljohnson@spectrumgenerations.org

Knox Community Center, 61 Park Street, Rockland
Amanda Vellieux, 207-701-5090 avellieux@spectrumgenerations.org
 

Southern Midcoast ADRC Center, 35 Union Street, Suite 1, Brunswick
Shannon Hall, 207-607-4406 shall@spectrumgenerations.org

Somerset Community Center,30 Leavitt Street, Skowhegan
Theresa Gogan, 207-474-8552 tgogan@spectrumgenerations.org

Waldo Community Center, 18 Merriam Road, Belfast
Allison Wood, 207-930-8080 awood@spectrumgenerations.org

Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street, Suite 8, Damariscotta
Kellie Bigos, 207-790-6022 kbigos@spectrumgenerations.org

Home Office, One Weston Court, Suite 203, Augusta
Jamie Ribisi-Braley, 207-620-1677 jbraley@spectrumgenerations.org

Some of our funding sources require that all undergo a background check and must meet agency standards and screening requirements, including reference checks and an interview.
 

Extraordinary things are accomplished through volunteering at Spectrum Generations Community Centers. Come join the fun!

 

Summary of Volunteer Options:

Meals on Wheel Assessor or Driver: Play a supporting role in our life-saving Meals on Wheels Program. Assessors collect pertinent information including observations about general health, physical condition, frailty, mental health problems, or domestic conditions. As a driver, you will be using your vehicle to deliver meals to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities as well as  providing a check-in and smiling face to brighten their day. 
Click here for a full Assessor description  Click here for a full Driver description

Aging and Disability Resource Center Assistant: With our full training and scripts, you will be dispensing information on aging and disability assistance and referrals via phone inquires and providing administrative assistance to staff members. You also have the option to lead or provide assistance at our Medicare For Everyone Clinics at our community centers. Whether your talents lie in speaking, teaching, counseling, or administrative tasks, we have the right opportunity for you! If interested in volunteering for this program, please contact Craig Patterson at 207-607-4405.
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Senior Medicare Patrol: After full training, you will educate consumers about Medicare and Maine Care and how they can help identify and reduce errors, fraud, waste and abuse. You will have the chance to make a difference in the lives of your family, friends, and neighbors by helping people in your community make better informed decisions about health care coverage.  If interested in volunteering for this program, please contact Craig Patterson at 207-607-4405.

Friendly Visitor: Provide companionship, conversation and support to lonely, older, homebound persons in their home. Enjoy going for a short walk, playing cards or other mutually agreed upon activities such as letter reading and writing. You will help an older person retain their independence, maintain their emotional well being, and maintain a higher quality of life through social interaction.

Activity Planner:  Stay active, meet new people, expand your horizons and make a difference in your community! Share your hobbies, talents or crafts by leading a group activity at one of our community centers or assist in the planning of activities and events. Let our consumers appreciate you! Activity aides needed in our Adult Day Health Program.

Driver: Travel along county roads and to exciting destinations as a volunteer driver or drive our activity van for planned field trips. Help our Nutrition Program by picking up food donations from local grocery stores. On-call drivers also needed for our Adult DayBreak & Nutrition programs.

Share Your Talent: Musicians, artists, clowns, balloon sculptors, and more are needed. Bring smiles and laughter to our consumers! Share your special skill or craft in an active senior day care environment.

Kitchen Assistant: Behind every good cook there are helpers ready to do whatever is asked of them. If you are you interested in helping to create excellent food and assisting our skilled & fun kitchen staff, be a volunteer kitchen assistant.
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Wait staff, hostesses, and serving assistants: Socialize in our dining rooms assisting with our Social Dining program. Wait staff, hostesses, and serving assistants are needed- especially those who are willing to come on short notice. Helping with set up and clean up is most appreciated.

Receptionist - Center Support: If you enjoy answering phones and helping with all the busy details that keep an office efficient, then our Receptionist - Center Support position is for you! Meet new people and use your talents to help us better assist consumers.

Group Leaders/Facilitators/Coaches:  Spectrum Generations offers training for adults interested in facilitating its Matter of Balance and Living Well for Better Health/Chronic Pain Workshop classes.  Volunteers must successfully complete the training for the respective program, and follow a manual that is provided.  Good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability and a willingness to lead small groups of adults is also required.  Click here for more information.

Money Management Program: Do you or someone you know need help? This program offers money management services to individuals with lower incomes. Older adults and people with disabilities work with trained and bonded volunteers to help balance their checkbooks, write checks for signing, organize their mail and or develop a budget. Participants sign their own checks and retain full control of their bank accounts and other assets. If interested in volunteering for this program, please contact Craig Patterson at 207-607-4405.

Visiting Buddy - Full Circle America: Partnering with Full Circle America virtual assisted living, Bridges Home Care, a division of Spectrum Generations, assists with creating a community around the member which includes companion visits. Full Circle America is about doing whatever it takes to help older individuals stay in their own homes as long as they want. It brings hope to many by offering other choices and it rebuilds community. We like to call this “The Maine Approach.” Volunteer home visits are an essential feature of the Maine Approach. The length of the visit is not predetermined but generally lasts from 15 minutes to an hour depending upon the situation. The content of the visit is similarly unscripted. But the goal is primarily to see that each member is getting what they expect and need, and helping to problem solve together with the member around any unmet need or desire. Often the need is as simple as taking out the trash or getting the mail. Simple things. 
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Clerical Assistant for the Family Caregiver Program: The Family Caregiver Program offers information, assistance, and support to people providing care to a family member, friend, or neighbor.  Many of the caregivers involved in this program are providing care to a person with dementia. You will be helping to facilitate initial consumer service and provide some clerical support to staff.

Adult DayBreak Volunteer Assistant: Assist with planned sessions of therapeutic activities and provide general assistance to the program's frail, disabled and cognitively impaired adults in our Skowhegan, Waterville, Hallowell, or Belfast community center.
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Have other ideas or talents?  Do you have a group interested in volunteering?  Contact your local Volunteer Liaison listed above to discuss.

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