Have you checked out United Way of the Greater Seacoast’s Volunteer HQ? Volunteer HQ is an easy to navigate, mobile friendly website that allows local volunteers to search for opportunities by zip code, interest area, and more. This exciting resource is the perfect way for you to find your ideal volunteer position and gives nonprofit agencies the opportunity to get the essential help they need. Here are some highlights of the most recent opportunities featured on the site, but you can find more on Volunteer HQ at https://supportunitedway.galaxydigital.com/.

Youth Program Mentor

The mission of the Portsmouth Housing Authority is to be the leader in making quality affordable housing available for low and moderate income members of the community and to accomplish this mission by a fiscally responsible, creative organization committed to excellence. Do you have a passion for working with youth and being a mentor to those in your local community? At Portsmouth Housing Authority, you can be that mentor. Volunteers are invited to be a part of the after-school and summer programs for the youth that live in the family housing community. Lead a cooking, art, or recreation class, or just join in on some LEGO fun! The Portsmouth Housing Authority is looking for volunteers with a passion for working with youth in the local community and being a positive mentor. Background checks are mandatory. The Fall, Winter, and Spring program runs Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30PM and Saturday 9AM-1PM. The Summer program runs Monday-Thursday 10AM-4PM. For more information or to signup, please visit Volunteer HQ.

Location: Portsmouth

 

Recreational event planning

The mission of the Portsmouth Housing Authority is to be the leader in making quality affordable housing available for low and moderate income members of the community and to accomplish this mission by a fiscally responsible, creative organization committed to excellence. Do you have a yearning to share the fun of recreation with local community members who may otherwise not have the chance? At the Portsmouth Housing Authority, you can make a difference. Volunteers are invited to plan a recreational event for their senior residents and/or residents with disabilities. Examples might include a game night, light exercise class, music, educational presentation, arts & crafts, etc. Contact the Portsmouth Housing Authority with any ideas you might have! They are looking for volunteers with a passion to help members in the local community. Background checks are mandatory. They will work with you to find a suitable time commitment for your schedule. For more information or to sign up, please visit Volunteer HQ.

Location: Portsmouth

 

Ready rides

Ready Rides is a volunteer driver program which assists the elderly and handicapped get to medical and dental appointments when they cannot drive themselves. Ready Rides serves the communities of Barrington, Durham, Lee, Madbury Newfields, Newmarket, Northwood, Nottingham and Strafford. The organization provides free curb to curb transportation by volunteers, driving their own car. Volunteers choose when they can provide rides, distance and time of day. All volunteer drivers are vetted and trained for the safety of the clients. Drivers receive .35 cents reimbursed per mile to cover expenses. Help your neighbors stay in their homes as they age by improving their access to medical care. If you are interested in becoming a Ready Rides volunteer driver call (603) 244-8719, email infor@readyrides.org and check Ready Rides out on the web: www.readyrides.org.

Location: Northwood

 

Drivers for donation pick up and mobile market

Gather’s mission is to provide nutritious food through innovative distribution programs and their Pantry Market. They offer nutrition education and recipes for healthy living. In addition, they collaborate with community partners to address the root causes of hunger. Gather is in need of van drivers to pick up donations from local grocery stores and also to assist with Mobile Market Program. For more information or to sign up, please visit Volunteer HQ.

Location: Portsmouth

 

South Berwick spruce-up

The Housing Partnership’s mission is to strengthen the communities of the Greater Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Maine by creating diverse housing opportunities, utilizing innovative approaches to development, practicing strong stewardship of their housing, and leading with visionary advocacy. The 20 unit South Berwick Family Apartments need some “sprucing up.” Some of the items they need help with: Deck repair (replacing boards), fence repair (repairing posts and boards), stone fence repair, painting (bulkheads, fence, and outside doors), landscaping, and mulching. To sign up or for more information, please visit Volunteer HQ.

Location: South Berwick

 

Fix-it volunteer

The mission of Community Toolbox is to bring people and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need. Community Toolbox is actively seeking volunteers for their Fix-It crew. You must be over the age of 18, but no special skills are required. They meet on Monday mornings at 9AM every other week. The Fix-It jobs they perform include building wheelchair ramps, building or repairing steps and handrails, and installing accessibility measures. If you want to sign up or learn more about this opportunity, please visit Volunteer HQ.

Location: Portsmouth

 

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