Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the Heart & Soul of MCH

Volunteers at Maine Children's Home

About Volunteering at Maine Children's Home

From direct work on campus to indirect work with our communities, donors, program volunteers, and board volunteers are the reason Maine Children's Home has been in operation for well over a century.

Volunteers generously contribute their time, knowledge, and talents to Maine Children’s Home (MCH) and the people it serves. They do so with the great satisfaction of knowing that they are making a difference in peoples' lives.

Volunteer Opportunities

At MCH, we offer different volunteer opportunities for all skill levels and supporting different programs. Our current program opportunities are:

  1. Volunteer for CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

    Christmas Program Volunteers work together to provide eligible Maine children with winter essentials and gifts during the winter months by processing new inventory, stocking shelves, organizing, packing and distributing gifts. The bulk of volunteer opportunities at Christmas Program are primarily during the months September – January, however there is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes on throughout the year to prep for the distribution season.  For more information about Christmas Program Volunteers, please contact Amanda Simmons at or call (207) 873-4253 ext. 228.
  2. Volunteer at SPECIAL EVENTS

  3. Volunteer to do YARD/GARDEN MAINTENANCE

    Yard and garden maintenance may include activities such as weeding, raking, etc.

    Building maintenance may include activities such as painting, carpentry, and other trades.


  7. Join The Friends 

    The Friends of Maine Children’s Home (“The Friends”) is a standalone 501c3 organization of volunteers with the goal of building a stronger relationship between MCH and the community.

    The Friends have been key advocates, volunteers, and fundraisers, supporting MCH’s programs for building and strengthening families for more than 60 years.

    Visit The Friends’ home page to learn more about their volunteer opportunities and the annual fundraisers they plan each year.

How to Become a Volunteer

Fill out the MCH volunteer application and a member of the MCH team will contact you about volunteer opportunities!

If you are interested in receiving information about The Friends of Maine Children's Home, fill out the volunteer application and note in the "Other" field that you would like to learn more about The Friends.

Don't see something you're interested in? Are you a business or organization interested in volunteering? Contact Amanda Simmons by email or call 207-873-4253 (Ext. 228) to get involved!

What to Expect as a Volunteer

All volunteers are required to undergo a background check when they apply for any recurring, on-campus volunteer opportunity.

Volunteers receive training specific to the program, event, or maintenance they are helping with.



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