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.

Volunteer Services provides volunteer opportunities for more than 800 people each year. Possibilities include delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors, providing Medicare counseling, mentoring children, helping older adults with bill paying, and many, many more. The staff in the Volunteer Services department will find the perfect match for those who want to help.

For Volunteers 55 and Older

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.

Get Started

Next Steps

After you contact Volunteer Services we will walk you through the process of becoming a volunteer. All volunteers will be expected to complete an enrollment form, provide references, and pass a criminal background check.

Additionally, all new volunteers will be interviewed both by SMAA's Volunteer Services department and the volunteer position supervisor.

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Once you're approved as a volutneer you will begin our online orientation and training.