Staff and Volunteers

building strong, safe, and dynamic communities through youth-adult partnerships

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make it possible for more youth to connect with positive adults. Whether you work directly with youth or not, you can help us provide more youth with valuable opportunities.

Our volunteers are screened, trained, supervised, and recognized for their efforts. Our volunteer opportunities vary from administrative support to leading activities with youth, and offer flexibility in terms of scheduling and commitment.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Co-facilitate youth activities

Lead activities in music, computer, web design, carpentry, art, dance, crafts

Gardening–with youth or without!

Administrative assistance

To request an application, or for more information, please contact Stephanie Henke at     594-2221

Summer Internships

Youthlinks is seeking high school graduates and college and university students for part-time internships in summer 2002.

This is an opportunity to work with a unique, growing nonprofit organization. The internship is appropriate for those with an interest in nonprofit management, community and youth development, and education. Demonstrated experience and success working with youth, a sense of humor, excellent communication skills and references, a valid Maine drivers license, and a clean, safe vehicle are required. Start and end dates and schedule are flexible.

Program Support

Interns work closely with and are supervised by the organization’s Program Managers in two program areas: Community Connections, which offers facilitated, process-oriented volunteer activities; and Cultivating Connections, a garden program that offers youth opportunities to learn skills and work with mentors while growing produce for local food banks.

The internships provide a mix of direct service, facilitating activities with youth, program development, community outreach, and evaluation activities. Interns will work together will program managers as well as lead activities on their own. Training, orientation, supervision and evaluation will be provided by Youthlinks staff; additional training opportunities will also be available. 

Cultivating Connections: 15-20 hours per week

Community Connections:10 hours per week

Challenge/Adventure Program

The Challenge Me Program Internship is a 20-hour/week, 8-week program with opportunities for the intern to implement knowledge and skills of youth leadership, outdoor and experiential education. Program activities include hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities; environmentally-based service projects; and teambuilding, communication and trust initiatives. Interns should have experience and training in these areas and be able to take initiative and work independently. First Aid certification required; wilderness first aid and other certification preferred. The intern will plan and facilitate all activities and receive support and supervision from the executive director.

Interns are required to have a valid driver’s license and vehicle available for program use.

To apply, send a letter detailing your specific interests (including program area and availability) with resume to:

Shannon Thompson

Executive Director


420 Broadway

Rockland, Maine 04841

Thank you!