Stories

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  • Brunswick High School Action Team at Peaks Island

    The Brackett St. United MethodistChurch on Peaks Island is having its annual Rummage Sale this month and Tookie and Linda were very pleased to have the Brunswick High School Action Team sort though hundreds of donations and get things ready for the big day.

  • Yelp is at it again!

    Not only are they volunteering to work at our Fay Garman House, they are also promoting a benefit sandwich.

    For the Merry Month of May​, YelpMaine has partnered with Market Street Eats to promote the Smashterpiece Sammich​. A portion of the proceeds from every sandwich goes to Volunteers of America.

  • BINGO!

    Mt Ararat High School Action Team comes to Westrum House

    On Tuesday, April 25, five members of the Mt. Ararat High School Action Team brought Action Team Bingo to our senior housing program in Topsham

  • Hope for the Future with Restorative Justice and Mediation: Bates College Short Term Practicum

    Elaine Bourne, manager of our Community Mediation Services, is teaching the course to eager students

    Yesterday at Bates College, sixteen students broke into groups of 4, each with a coach, and spent the afternoon in role play scenarios where two students played parties in conflict with each other and the other two played co-mediators.

  • We Praise Anyway

    prayer for our week

    We Praise Anyway Oh God, there are times when we feel like Job: that emotional and spiritual pain is all we know. There are times, when just getting through an hour takes more strength than we can summon from our inner selves.

  • Paige Wentworth Tells Her Camp Story

    from Happy Camper to Competent Counselor and Fundraiser

    Paige was so excited about attending Camp POSTCARD and then so excited to come back as a Counselor in Training. Here is her story, in her own words...

  • "Little Tim" Holland

    In Memory of Timothy M. Holland September 27, 1982 – January 16, 2016

    In Memory of Timothy M. Holland September 27, 1982 – January 16, 2016 Timothy "Timmy" Holland was an avid outdoorsman from a very early age, which was instilled in him by his dad, Sgt. Tim L. Holland, of Oxford County Sheriff's Office.

  • United Way's Day of Caring and TD Bank

    Our Friends at TD Bank already filled ALL Volunteer Slots

    United Way of Greater Portland's Day of Caring is coming May 18th. Volunteers of America's Bayview Heights is making a list and checking it twice in preparation of 20 caring volunteers who have signed up to do all kinds of chores on May 18 as part of the United Way of Greater Portland's Day of Caring.

  • Gracious and Loving God

    prayer for our week

    All gracious and loving God, Why are you sometimes so hard to find? What is it that keeps us from knowing the joy of your Presence? We spend so much of our lives lost in the search, wearied by the struggle. How hard it is to simply stop and realize the immediacy of your Spirit!

  • Camp Changes Lives

    Campers, Leaders, Volunteers, Parents: We all Benefit

    Our Campers come from all over Maine, every county. Some of their stories are too personal to share. They are stories of difficulty in school, financial strife, violence, trauma, divorce, or health challenges. 150 5th and 6th graders are referred every year by schools or police departments to participate in a free week at Summer Camp.