Due to COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to push back the awarding of our student scholarship
until May, 2021. We will re-promote and reopen the application process during the Fall semester. Thank you and stay healthy.
Check out our video about how Maine students
can become involved in volunteering.
For Students Interested in Building a Brighter Future
At "How to Help In Maine" we’re raising awareness of all the places students of any age can donate their time, goods and money to organizations and people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing Maine residents today.
Send us your student volunteer stories and/or photos. We will post them here!
Anna (below) spends her summers working with wolves at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary.
Get updates on events and opportunities (only once a month, we promise).
Also let us know if you have an organization which should be on our website.
ISSUES WE FACE
Every day more people go hungry in Maine than in any other New England State. Maine is the seventh most food insecure state in the country. According to the US Dept. of Agriculture, 16 percent of our population is food insecure, including a tragically high 1 in 5 children. At How To Help in Maine we believe that students have the power to help now. Please visit our How to Give page for information on how to donate food to help supply Maine food banks. No one should ever be forced to go to bed hungry.
With over 6 thousand people homeless in Maine, the shelters face over crowding and under-funding. With an estimated over 2000 young people struggling to find shelter and food, homelessness is an epidemic that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Visit our How to Give Money page to donate directly to a shelters in your area.
ANIMAL HUMANE SHELTERS
At How to Help In Maine, we are dedicated to helping animal shelters throughout Maine care for lost, abandoned or surrendered animals. Many shelters rely heavily on volunteers to help run many parts of their organization. Our How to Volunteer link has many opportunities for students to help at various animal shelters throughout Maine as well as many other great organizations in need of willing volunteers.
Why How to Help?
We founded "How to Help In Maine" in November of 2018 because we had a lot of friends who wanted to help out in their community but were having trouble knowing how to get started.
We wanted to figure out a way to simplify the process of connecting students to charities. A place where they could easily navigate how to donate their time, goods and/or money.
We believe that students should feel empowered to help solve the community problems which surround them.
Our goal is to turn this website into an all-encompassing database of non-for-profit organizations throughout Maine. Organizations which need help through volunteers, funding or supplies.