UMaine Extension offers many volunteer opportunities across Maine. Whether you’re the type of person who enjoys a lot of social interaction or is motivated by the idea of making a difference in your community, volunteering has social, career and personal benefits.

Nearly 1,600 volunteers devoted more than 50,000 hours to their communities last year through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension! 

Why do people volunteer? Volunteers meet vital community needs, and in the process often transform their own lives. Volunteering can help provide a sense of purpose, counteract social isolation, reduce stress, and learn or practice transferable skills.

How do I get involved? To learn more about our volunteer opportunities and see how you can become actively involved, explore this page to learn more or reach out to your local county Extension office.

Ways to Get Involved