Volunteer At The Dempsey Center

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Dempsey Center volunteer!

Dempsey Center volunteers are engaged in a broad scope of skilled work to assist in our service delivery. We aim to integrate and engage volunteers at all levels of our organization. Open volunteer positions are posted on this page until they are filled.

OPEN POSITION: Community Outreach Volunteer

LOCATION: Lewiston or South Portland Dempsey Center
DEPARTMENT: Programming, Outreach

SCHEDULE: 3-4 Hours at events, as needed, hours variable

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The person in this position will work closely with the Outreach Coordinator, supporting the coordinator in attending and representing the Dempsey Center at community events. The outreach volunteer shares information about the Dempsey Center andhow the services offered can make life better for people managing the impact of cancer.

This volunteer position helps raise awareness about the Dempsey Center and how the Center’s services can support the community.

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OPEN POSITION: Community Garden Volunteer

LOCATION: Lewiston Dempsey Center & Auburn Garden
DEPARTMENT: Programming, Nutrition

SCHEDULE: Seasonal, 1 ½ – 3 hours per week from mid-May to mid-October.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Garden volunteers plan and discuss garden projects at monthly meetings. Work sessions are led by Master Gardener volunteers from Cooperative Extension Service, and involve preparing raised beds, planting, watering, tending to various crops, harvesting and delivering produce to the Dempsey Center.

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OPEN POSITION: Volunteer Garden Program Liaison

LOCATION: Lewiston Dempsey Center & Auburn Garden
DEPARTMENT: Programming, Nutrition

SCHEDULE: 3 hours per week (Summer and Fall)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The person in this position will work closely with the Nutrition Program Coordinator and the garden staff to ensure that produce from the Dempsey Garden is utilized efficiently in the center’s nutrition programs. The position requires travel between the Dempsey Center Community Garden, located in Auburn, and the Dempsey Center in Lewiston. The distance between the two locations is approximately 6 miles and takes about 15 minutes to drive.
This position supports the center’s nutrition and cooking programs as well as our comfort soup program.

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OPEN POSITION: Volunteer Operations/Facilities Assistant

LOCATION: Lewiston or South Portland Dempsey Center
DEPARTMENT: Front Office

SCHEDULE: 4-8 hours per week.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The role of the Operations/Facilities Volunteer is to provide service to enhance the client experience and assists the delivery of the center’s mission. This is accomplished by taking responsibility for the overall look and feel of the facility and serving primarily in a supporting role with center functionality for direct services, programs, and volunteer groups.

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OPEN POSITION: Volunteer Client Services Assistant, Evenings

LOCATION: Lewiston or South Portland Dempsey Center
DEPARTMENT: Front Office
SCHEDULE: 4-8 hours per week

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The volunteer assigned to client services assistant provides services to enhance the client experience. This is accomplished by taking responsibility for completing administrative tasks in a timely and organized manner.

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OPEN POSITION: Volunteer Client Services Assistant, Days

LOCATION: Lewiston or South Portland Dempsey Center
DEPARTMENT: Front Office
SCHEDULE: 4-8 hours per week

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The volunteer assigned to client services assistant provides services to enhance the client experience. This is accomplished by taking responsibility for completing administrative tasks in a timely and organized manner.

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