Volunteer

The time you donate makes a meaningful difference in someone’s life. Spending time at Independence Association is fun and rewarding in ways you can't imagine until you experience it.

Volunteer Opportunities

Check with program managers for more details about these opportunities.

Teach dance and fitness. We're ready to change up our fitness routines. Expertise or openness to working with people with intellectual or physical disabilities. Staff are always present to support you. Weekdays 9-3, Topsham, 207-504-5822 or email us.

Read aloud. We need volunteer readers for adults with intellectual disabilities. Staff are always present for support. Weekdays 9-3, Topsham, 207-504-5822 or email us.

Volunteer at the Run for Independence. Maine's most ability-inclusive race needs volunteers for set-up, race marshals, cleanup, and more. Call 207-504-5822 or email us.

Teach arts and crafts. Do you enjoy showing others how to paint, work with clay, or sew? What about taking photographs and video? We are ready to expand our horizon! Weekdays 9-3, Topsham, 207-504-5822 or email us.

Share your music. Perform, lead a drum circle, be your creative self! Staff are always present if you have questions or need support. Weekdays 9-3, Topsham, 207-504-5822 or email us.

Bring a pet to visit.We love animals and know how to be gentle. Staff are always present if you have questions or need support. Weekdays 9-3, Topsham, 207-504-5822 or email us.

Be a guest chef. Every week, we shop for, prepare and share a midday meal. Once a month or more, we bake goodies to share. Share your specialty with us! Staff are always present if you have questions or need support. Weekdays, Topsham, 207-504-5822 or email us.

Coach reading and writing. Adults with intellectual disabilities are working on writing projects at Spindleworks art center and use text-based sources in project research. You can help them read and write! Start immediately. Weekday hours between 9-4, to be scheduled. 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick. 207-504-5822 or email us.

Visit disabled adults. Older adults with serious disabilities would enjoy a one-on-one visitor mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Work a puzzle, chat, share a cup of coffee or play music. Staff are always on hand. 207-504-5822 email us

Blog for our nonprofit art studio. The renowned Spindleworks art center for disabled adults needs a writer/photographer to update their blog regularly with photos of art and artist interviews. Weekday hours between 9-4, to be scheduled. 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick. 207-504-5822 or email us.

Become an archivist. Spindleworks studio needs wise sorting and organization of 40 years worth of stuff. Start immediately. Weekday hours between 9-4, to be scheduled. 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick. 207-504-5822 or email us.

Special Information for Volunteers

Because Independence Association serves youth and adults with disabilities, some volunteer opportunities may be limited to adults or require background checks. Please contact us about any opportunity of interest ... we'll discuss it with you.