Volunteer Opportunities

We will be holding our next Voluteer Training in May of 2017 - Click HERE to register and learn more!

Contact Katherine at katherineb2m@maine.rr.com for more information

Volunteering at Maine Boys to Men is an opportunity to give your time and skills to make an impact on the lives of young people and across your community. Our adult volunteers are generous people who complement and provide support for the tremendous youth-led work being done by boys and girls across our state.

We offer periodic training sessions for those interested and ongoing development opportunities. Our next volunteer training is scheduled for May 2017. Following training, we work with you to match your skills and interests with available volunteer positions.

Volunteer positions with Maine Boys to Men include:     

Youth Partner: Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP) 

Description: As a Youth Partner, you will interact directly with high school students and teachers. The Youth Partner is a new position in the 2016-17 academic year to provide consistent support to students and faculty members, facilitate connections across school districts, and to serve as a conduit between Maine Boys to Men and the many students we serve. You will:

  • Help students and teachers to set up and maintain a weekly RSVP club in their school, and will attend club meetings at the school twice a month;
  • Help the club members identify, plan, and take on student-led projects related to RSVP.
  • Act as liaison with Boys to Men staff, who will support you and the young people you work with by delivering additional workshops and guidance in support of your RSVP clubs activities;

Expectations: Participate with students and faculty advisors in at least two in-school meetings each month, participate in a monthly meeting with Maine Boys to Men staff and other volunteers where you will have opportunities for personal development, sharing your work, and support.

Schools that need Youth Partner volunteers for Fall 2016: Freeport, Gorham, Lewiston, South Portland, Westbrook, Thornton Academy 

Community Partner: Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP):

Description: As a Community Partner, you will work in your community to create awareness and advocate for the work of Maine Boys to Men.  You will use your local knowledge and contacts to identify ways to increase awareness of the need to reduce sexism and confront attitudes that can lead to gender-based violence.

You will:

  • Assist Maine Boys to Men staff and other volunteers in introducing the Reducing Sexism and Violence Program to middle schools, high schools, and adult groups in your town;
  • Spread the word in your community about the work and mission of Maine Boys to Men, by planning and publicizing related events, speaking to local community groups, or other activities. We will provide ideas and tools to help you convene others in your community around these topics;
  • Assist Maine Boys to Men staff in presenting workshops, community discussions and other events in your town for parents, educators, and other interested adults.   

Expectations:  With help from Maine Boys to Men staff, develop and implement an outreach plan to raise awareness of Maine Boys to Men in your community.   Participate in a monthly meeting with Maine Boys to Men and other volunteers where you will have opportunities for personal development, sharing work underway in your community, and getting the support you need for carrying this work forward. Meet as needed with Maine Boys to Men staff to discuss community project ideas, plans, and related support.

Municipalities that need Community Partners for fall 2016: Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Lewiston, North Yarmouth, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook, Windham, and Yarmouth.  

Veteran Dad or Coach:  Boot Camp for New Dads/Fatherhood & True Strength:

Description:  As a Veteran Dad or Boot Camp Coach, you will interact directly with expecting fathers through discussion groups at area hospitals.  Maine Boys to Men will train you to be a facilitator or you can volunteer to attend a class as a "Veteran Dad" of Boot Camp classes.  As a Coach or Veteran Dad, you will:

  • Talk openly with expecting dads about your experiences entering fatherhood;
  • Facilitators lead expecting fathers in discussion groups about the challenges and many changes they may face. They discuss the importance of fatherhood and the new role as a care giver you will have in your child’s life.
  • As a Veteran Dad, you will bring your 2-10 month old baby to Boot Camp class and share your experiences.
  • Boot Camp classes are held on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month at Mercy, Maine Medical Center and Mid-Coast Hospitals from 9-12:30PM.

Expectations:  As a Facilitator, you will lead at least four 3.5-hour Boot Camp classes per year.  As a Veteran Dad you will attend Boot Camp classes that fit your schedule until your baby is 11 months old. 

Other Critical Support Roles:   

Description:  Maine Boys to Men volunteers also fill many critical support roles.  Volunteers are always needed to help us with communications and marketing, web development, creative design of flyers and outreach materials, fundraising, grant writing, general office help, and event planning.  Please contact us if you have additional ideas about how you would like to help!