Camden Hills Regional High School

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Community Service Opportunities

PLACES TO VOLUNTEER

  • Aldermere Farm, Rockport— (207)-236-2739
  • Lyman Morse Boatbuilding, Thomaston— (207) 354-8176
  • Rockport Marine, Rockport— (207) 236-9651
  • Compass Light, Camden— (207) 236-2078
  • Points North Institute, Camden— (207) 593-6593
  • The Samoset Resort, Rockport— (207) 594-2511
  • The Camden Snow Bowl, Camden— (207) 236-3438
  • Plants Unlimited, Rockport— (207) 594-7754
  • Gartley & Dorksy, Camden— (207) 236-4365
  • Bay Chamber School, Rockport— (207) 236-2823
  • Maine Media College, Rockport— (207) 236-8581
  • Five Town CSD, Camden, or at CHRHS— (207) 236-3358
  • Habitat for Humanity, Rockport— (207) 236-6123
  • Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport— (207) 921-8000
  • Adventure Advertising, Rockport— (207) 236-8046
  • Village Soup, Rockland— (207) 594-4401
  • Camden Opera House, Camden— (207) 236-7963
  • Avena Botanicals, Rockport— (207) 596-0714
  • Maine Sport Outfitters, Rockport— (207) 236-8797
  • Bixby and Co., Rockland— (207) 691-2634
  • The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland— (207) 596-6457
  • Pope Memorial Humane Society, Rockland— (207) 594-2200
  • PAWS, Camden— (207) 236-8702
  • Youthlinks, Rockland— (207) 338-2200
  • The Window Dressers, Rockland— (207) 596-3073
  • Pen Bay YMCA, Rockport— (207) 236-3375
  • Make a Wish Foundation, Scarborough— (207) 221-2306
  • The Penobscot School, Rockland— (207) 594-1084
  • Coastal Family Hospice, Rockport— (207) 230-0042
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Camden— (207) 236-2227
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland— (207) 701-5005
  • Hurricane Island, Rockland— (207) 867-6050
  • The Island Institute, Rockland— (207) 594-9209
  • The Coastal Children's Museum, Rockland— (207) 596-0300
  • Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Camden— (207) 236-7091
  • Camden Yacht Club, Camden— (207) 236-7033
  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Topsham— (207) 729-7366
  • Herring Gut, Port Clyde— (207) 372-8677
  • Town Offices:
    • Camden Town Office— (207) 236-3353
    • Rockport Town Office— (207) 236-9648
    • Hope Town Office— (207) 763-4199
    • Lincolnville Town Office— (207) 763-3555
    • Appleton Town Office— (207) 785-4722
  • *Types of Community service*
    • Regular community service: Community service is the engagement of individuals or groups in an organized activity that contributes to the local, national or world community. It is also known as volunteering which is defined as the practice of people working on behalf of others or a particular cause, without payment, for their time and services. Potential community service projects include adopt-a-highway, canned food or clothing drive, or tutoring other students.
      Service Learning: A common misconception is that service-learning is the same as community service, but there are distinct differences. For example, service-learning occurs over the course of a semester or year, makes learning more hands-on, includes intentional and structured reflection and creates reciprocal partnerships. Service-learning projects provide a meaningful way of applying the leadership and educational skills learned in school and through FFA and 4-H, to meet an identified community issue. The value of service-learning is in learning by doing. One example of a service-learning project is creating a community garden to harvest produce throughout the year to donate to local food pantries.
    • Types of community service and service learning: There are three types of community service and service-learning: direct, in-direct and advocacy. Once a community need is identified, the project activities that are developed will align with one or more of the types. Below are definitions and additional examples of each type of community service and service-learning.