Volunteer at the Kids First Center

Volunteers help with a wide variety of the activities at Kids First. If any of these opportunities sound interesting to you, we hope you'll give us a call.

Greet and assist people coming to our Saturday morning Kids First Program
If you are interested in welcoming people to our Saturday morning Kids First Program, let us know. The volunteer for this program arrives by 8:00 a.m., makes coffee and greets people (about 30 - 40 registrants) for the 8:30 class. There is contact with clients before and after the program, as well as during break while you help some people check books out of the Stephanie Yulita library. You will also be responsible for cleanup after the program ends at 12:30. Your friendliness and professionalism will leave a lasting impression on the people attending their first program at Kids First.

Co-facilitate a children's support group
Are you interested in working with children? Our Separation and Divorce Support Groups for children and adolescents - groups ranging in age from 6 to 18 - are always led by a paid mental health professional, with the help of a volunteer co-facilitator who does not need to be a mental health professional. This volunteer opportunity consists of assisting the facilitator of the group in whatever way is helpful and can be a lot of fun! It's important that you enjoy children and have a flexible nature - no two groups are ever the same. Groups meet for one afternoon a week for six weeks at a time.

Become a member of our Annual Gala planning committee
Would you like to help organize a major event? The Gala Planning Committee is a group of volunteers who pitch in and organize one of Greater Portland's most exciting fundraising events. If you like being part of a team that gets things done and leaves no stone unturned, this is a chance to have a good time and feel a great sense of accomplishment. The Gala is different every year and we're always looking for new ideas.

Join our volunteer Board of Directors
If you are excited about the mission of Kids First, have an interest in contributing to the organization's strategic direction and would like to promote the organization in Maine as well as nationally, you may be a candidate for our volunteer Board of Directors. This is a wonderful group of people who dedicate a good deal of energy to the success of Kids First. For more information we ask that you contact one of the members of the Board.

 

"'Timmy' really enjoyed coming to Kids First. I do think that the greatest impression that you have made on 'Timmy' is that our lives are not [going to be] all gloom and doom - that we can still have good and positive lives!"

 

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