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Volunteering

Make a difference in the life of a Veteran. Become a Vet to Vet Maine Volunteer Visitor or Volunteer to Help Vet to Vet Maine in other ways. The life you change may be your own. Just click this button and complete the form and we’ll be in touch with you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Duties: Any or all of the following:
  • Help organize and work on fundraisers.
  • Develop contacts and meet with prospective donors.

    Qualifications: Great people skills and organizational ability. Team player. Committed to Vet to Vet Maine's mission of serving veterans by connecting them to volunteers and services. Fundraising and public speaking ability a plus.

    Location: This can be done at home and/or working at the office at 11 Morin St., Biddeford, with a fundraising team.
Duties:
  • Check in by phone with Vet to Vet volunteer visitors and the veterans they visit on a regular basis to see how the visits are going and report any referrals and/or requests for assistance to staff.

    Qualifications: Good people skills and telephone manner. Compassionate, good listener, desire to help. Compliance with confidentiality requirements.

    Location: This can be done at home or at the office at 11 Morin St., Biddeford.
  • Duties:
    • Attend 9-hr. training.
    • Pass background/driving record checks and provide references.
    • Visit a veteran in his/her home at least twice a month (no time limit).
    • Provide needed companionship and share activities of mutual interest with veteran, depending on the veteran's abilities and condition; for example, visit a military museum, go out for coffee, go to a car show, play cards, sit and talk, etc.
    • Refer veteran and/or help veteran gain access to services and benefits if needed.
    • Attend case review with other volunteers every other month to discuss experiences in program and learn from others (optional).

      Qualifications: Must have served in the military (any branch, incl. reserves and Merchant Marines, combat or noncombat). Compassion, good listening and communication skills (will receive training), patience. Experience with mentoring or working with older adults a bonus but not required. Desire to provide service to another veteran.

      Location: Training will take place in Southern Maine, exact location TBA, over three days (usually 5-8 pm). Case reviews held every other month at Martin's Point Health Care Community Room in Scarborough. Visits take place in veteran's home or in facility where veteran resides.

    Why we volunteer

    Vet to Vet Maine was asked recently by the Public Broadcasting Service to submit videos of our volunteers talking about why they do what they do for PBS’s American Portrait Volunteering Project. Below are links to some of the volunteer videos: