Stories

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  • Margo Wood and Nancy Hutton, Literacy Angels

    bringing free books to Camp for the kids

    ​For months prior to June 20, Margo Wood, Board member and Literacy Angel, is out scouting for free or discounted books in the Portland area.

  • Others

    Chaplain's prayer for our week

    O God, when our world feels tough and challenging remind us that there is always someone with a greater struggle. Remind us that in thinking of others our concerns and worries are lessened and a balanced perspective on life comes.

  • Mainebiz Forum Executive Insights

    this year's topic was Workforce Development

    The Annual Mainebiz Executive Insights Forum was held today at Bowdoin College​ in Brunswick. The topic was how private business is working with workforce development resources to find the employees they need to succeed.

  • Prayer for our Week

    Moving Week

    O God, we pray, see our human limitations and strengths today as we begin a week of moving and change. Be it moving our main office, or moving muscles for health sake, give us determination and fortitude to do it well with patience and grace.

  • Volunteers Beautify Paul Hazelton House on the United Way Day of Caring

    story by Bill Browning, Volunteer Coordinator

    On Wednesday, June 7, Volunteers of America participated in the United Way of York County Day of Caring. There was excitement as people pointed up: "Look, up in the sky, it's a light, it's very bright…. It's the sun!" Yessiree, the sun decided to make an appearance and we could not have been happier.

  • A New Attitude

    prayer for our week

    We begin another week reminding each other that gratitude can change the way we see the world. Despite the joys or pain of yesterdays they are gone, all but the memories. Today we will make new memories and build on loving relationships and be introduced to a whole new world of opportunities to grow our souls.

  • Prayer for Memorial Day 2017

    by Chaplain Al Boyce

    Memorial Day Prayer, May 28, 2017 O God, remind us that today, Memorial Day, is not about politics. It is not about just or evil wars. It is simply a day to remember all those sons and daughters who did their duty, regardless if they wanted to or not, and made the ultimate sacrifice - for us – since the formation of our nation.

  • More JOY for Camp! Thanks, Mt Ararat!

    Mt Ararat Students Vote to Fund Camp POSTCARD for the Second Year in a Row.

    More JOY for Camp!​ Mount Ararat students voted for the second year in a row to fund Camp POSTCARD, Volunteers of America's free week-long summer cams for 5th and 6th grade students.

  • United Way of Eastern Maine Awards $6000 for Let's Eat

    Funds will provide monthly Community Meals

    UNITED WAY OF EASTERN MAINE AWARDS VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND $6000 FOR FOOD SECURITY FOR SENIORS FMI: William Browning, 373-1140 MAY 23, 2017 | Brunswick, ME – United Way of Eastern Maine has partnered with Volunteers of America with a grant for $6000 ($3000 a year for two years) to provide food security for seniors in Penobscot and Waldo counties.

  • Holy Indwelling Mystery

    prayer for our week

    Holy One, Holy Mystery, you whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere – unbounded by time and space, above and below, within and without – bless your Creation, bless this moment in time as we seek to see with eyes unblinded that which is everywhere around us.