Volunteer Opportunities at
Come Join the Fun!!
||Photo by Evangelical
Reformed UCC volunteers, July'09
"Serve First Those Who Suffer Most"
| Watch the videos and slide show presentations
from some of our volunteer groups:
St. Luke's Parish, Barrington RI
Centre Congregational Church, Lynnfield MA
Newman Congregational Church, RI
North Madison Congregational Church
Learn the h.o.m.e. song
Or write and sing your own song about h.o.m.e.:
needs your help!
There are lots of ways to get involved with h.o.m.e. We depend on volunteers who spend anywhere from a few hours a month to a few years working on a variety of projects.
Volunteers participate in a number of capacities:
Local people volunteer during the week at h.o.m.e.
Groups of people from all over the country (church groups, college students during breaks, families) come to h.o.m.e. each year for a few days to a week.
Long-term volunteers spend anywhere from a few weeks to a few years living and working in the h.o.m.e. community.
Volunteers can work on any of the projects h.o.m.e. takes part in. Many of the long-term volunteers come to learn a specific skill, such as weaving, or how to work with draft horses. Some of them come to share a skill they have, such as teaching or carpentry.
What do volunteers do?
Teach and Tutor
Pottery, Weaving, woodworking
Work with draft horses
Web page creation and maintenance
Bulk mailings and fundraising
Work in the thrift store or craft store
Help during Christmas wreath season
JUST ABOUT ANYTHING!!
needs your help, too!
Help Emmaus-International provide water to dry villages around the world!
Start by never buying small bottles of drinking water - Everyone should have their own canteen or refillable bottle. We have empty 5 and 15 gallon containers you can use to load up on good well water.
"Buying a personnel bottle of water is a vote to keep water a commodity that poor people cannot afford!"
Help us raise $700 to provide a water line for our friends in Guatemala who have to walk miles to get drinking water.
Use your water money to help us get filters so our water tastes better even though it is safe to drink.
a cooperative community dedicated to economic and social reconstruction. It began in 1970 in rural Maine as an outlet for home workers crafts. h.o.m.e. has expanded to include a free health clinic, soup kitchen, food bank, homeless shelters, a learning center with daycare, literacy and GED tutoring, house construction, alternative high school and college-level programs; job and craft training; pottery, leather, wood, and weaving shops; recovery barn, greenhouses and farmers’ market; sawmill and shingle mill.
What is St. Francis Community?
Long-term volunteers live at St. Francis Community, a group of people who have come together to share in work, shelter, food, and worship.
St. Francis Community is on the 350-acre Mandala farm, located five miles from h.o.m.e. on Toddy Pond. The farm consists of Norwegian fjord horses, cashmere goats, chickens, an organic garden, wood harvesting activities, and seven homes for members of the community.
During the week, we volunteer our time and labor at h.o.m.e.
On Saturdays, we work, at the farm (from 8:00 a.m. until midday). Sunday is a ‘day of rest."
Community suppers take place on Mondays and Thursdays.
Every weekday, breakfast and prayer take place at 7:00 a.m.
Lunches are served at the h.o.m.e. soup kitchen during the week.
For all other meals, volunteers are on their own.
Every weekday, a vehicle leaves the farm at 7:30 a.m. to go to
h.o.m.e., and returns at 4:00 p.m.
It often make stops at the local store and post office on the way home.
Some volunteers choose to bring their own vehicles, though it is not necessary.
What is the land trust?
Many of our volunteers work on house construction during their
The homes are built as part of the Covenant Community Land Trust (CCLT).
Usually over 50% of the construction of each home is completed by volunteers, some of whom never picked up a hammer before arriving at h.o.m.e.
The land is held in perpetuity by the CCLT, and low-income
families purchase the homes.
The land trust homeowners are encouraged to use the land in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Since its formation CCLT and h.o.m.e. have built more than 40 homes.
The land trust offers an opportunity for home ownership to many low-income families who currently have no option except renting.
For more information, or to sign up to be a volunteer, please contact:
PO Box 10
Orland ME 04472
E-mail us at:
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