Become a Volunteer and Find Your Passion

More than 800 volunteers donate their time and talents through Southern Maine Agency on Aging's Volunteer Services to create better days for their communities and the people they serve.

Today's volunteers are serving in new ways, setting their own hours, leading their own projects, and applying the experience they've developed over a lifetime to help make the world a better place. While putting their professional, technical, and personal skills to work to benefit others, SMAA's volunteers enrich their own lives as well. Tutoring a young child, renovating a park, delivering a meal to a homebound elder, or visiting a veteran can change lives - including those of the volunteers whose efforts bring comfort and joy to others.

We at Volunteer Services can help you choose from a variety of interesting and worthwhile volunteer jobs and opportunities. We'll guide you to a position that matches your interests and skills and help you figure out how you really want to spend your time. Volunteering can take you to places you've never been and lead you to new friends or even a new career. What better way to find your passion!

For Volunteers 55 and Older
rsvp logo The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is part of the Corporation for National Community Service's (CNCS) SeniorCorps. RSVP acts as a clearinghouse, connecting volunteers to positions at dozens of nonprofits throughout Cumberland and York counties. Learn more about RSVP opportunities in southern Maine.

For Volunteers of All Ages
Southern Maine Agency on Aging with its many programs relies on volunteers to provide services to the thousands of older adults in need of assistance each year. Whether you are looking for an occasional assignment a few hours a month or want to be busy every week, SMAA has opportunities for you:

At SMAA, volunteers perform a wide range of duties from counseling people on the intricacies of Medicare to computer work to visiting aging veterans. Below are SMAA programs in critical need of volunteers to provide needed services to older residents and people with disabilities in Cumberland and York counties.

Vet to Vet: Veterans Helping Veterans
Talking with someone who understands can make all the difference in the world to a lonely veteran. SMAA's Vet to Vet program matches volunteers who are veterans with aging veterans in need of a visit or friend. The program also serves veterans with disabilities who would like a friendly visitor. Learn more - Video

Meals on Wheels
SMAA volunteers help provide nourishing meals and peace of mind to homebound seniors in Cumberland and York counties. Volunteers can:

  • Help package deliveries for distribution at our meal delivery sites.
  • Make deliveries to homebound seniors. We currently deliver on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Be a part of the "Warming Crew" to help heat up meals for clients who cannot.
  • Be a "Phone Pal" to provide a daily phone check-in with clients.

Opportunity of the Month

Donation Retrieval Volunteer
The South Portland Food Cupboard is dedicated to alleviating hunger by providing supplemental food to the needy of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities.  S.P.F.C. offers nutritious foods to food insecure families weekly, serves with compassion and caring, and treats each client with respect while bringing hope and encouragement to their lives.

group of volunteers wearing red apronsS.P.F.C. is seeking Donation Retrieval Volunteers.  Individuals will pick up donated food items from local supermarkets, deliver food to the S.P. warehouse location and help with weighing, categorizing and stocking of donations - one or more days per week. Shift begins at approx. 7:15 am and ends at 11 am.  Volunteers would be courteous and friendly as well as being comfortable speaking to individuals in the community about the mission of S.P.F.C., have the ability to lift up to 25 lbs. and should have a clean driving record.

Email Volunteer Services at if you are interested in this opportunity!