Volunteers are an important resource to Downeast Horizons. Our volunteer opportunities vary from actively assisting with the people we support alongside a Direct Support Professional to assisting with Special Olympics, fund-raising, critical office support, or maintenance and janitorial support. Each hour of volunteering helps!

We welcome individuals of all ages. Students can meet community service requirements and businesses can reach out to the community with corporate volunteers.

Retired professionals have many skills that are an asset to our needs such as: organizational and problem solving, fund-raising, speaking experience, and professional expertise in health, nutrition, accounting and many other areas.

If you want to make a difference in your community and the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, please call our Director of Human Resources at 667-2400 ext. 11 to find out more about these or other opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Mealtime Assistant

Set tables, serve meals, and clean up at the Ellsworth Center, any weekday 10:30-12:30.

Office Support

Data entry, updating records, filing, copying, assembling training materials, answering telephones at the Ellsworth or MDI location, Monday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Choose your own hours.

Maintenance – Custodial

Floor care, cleaning, painting, vacuuming, and general maintenance work needed at the Ellsworth Center or MDI location, Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Choose your own hours.

Thanks to all DEHI volunteers!