Are you interested in becoming a partner of the Maine Multicultural Center (MMCC) mission and work? There are several ways to join our efforts. We work to welcome and support immigrants, and foster smooth transitions into living in the Greater Bangor community.
Giving a charitable contribution will support the activities of MMCC. Your contribution will help ensure that assistance and services are available for the people we serve. You can donate any amount here. Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check to:
Maine MultiCultural Center
40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Furniture, and a myriad of household items are always needed as new families arrive for resettlement with little more than a single bag each. You can view the list of items we usually provide here.
You can donate new or gently used items by filling out our donation intake form here. Or you can contact Penny Lamhut, MMCC Donation & Move-in Coordinatior, at email@example.com.
Short-term: Assist with a Move-in
When a new family arrives for resettlement in the Bangor area, Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services arranges for an apartment rental for them. A group of MMCC Move-in volunteers then brings donated furniture and other household items to the apartment and sets up the bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. These Move-ins require help with lifting and moving furniture and help from folks willing to clean and set up the kitchens as well as make up the beds. Move-ins provide a good opportunity for those who want to be actively involved but have limited or irregular availability. To volunteer for a Move-in fill out the Move-in Volunteer Intake Form here. Or you can contact Penny Lamhut at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 974-3223.
Longer-term: Join a Volunteer Support Team
MMCC’s Volunteer Support Teams assist local immigrants in navigating U.S. life and culture. We strive to help our new neighbors meet basic needs, access essential services, find social supports, and experience a warm welcome to our shared community.
Volunteer Support Team activities are as varied as the needs of those we accompany. A miscellaneous list includes, but is not limited to:
- Transportation to appointments.
- Transportation to, and help with, grocery and other shopping.
- Accompaniment to school meetings.
- Recreational outings.
- Assisting with applications for State of Maine ID, driver’s license exams, low-income housing, etc.
- Help with translation.
- Serving as a conversational partner to help with English language acquisition.
- Linking to services related to housing, legal needs, healthcare, domestic violence, immigration, education, after-school programs.
To learn more about volunteering for the MMCC Volunteer Support Team Program, email email@example.com or call 207-974-3223. Or you can get involved by filling out the Volunteer Support intake form here.
Join a Committee
MMCC has several committees that support our goals and mission. New members are welcome to join these committees. To find out more about the comittees and/or to get involved contact Pamela Proulx-
Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 974-3223.
Current MMCC committees include:
- Funds Development
- Volunteer Support Team Program
Attend an Event
Check out our Events page to view upcoming events and for directions on how to register.
Serve on the Board of Directors
MMCC has an active hands-on Board of Directors with membership representing different cultures and services in the region including education, healthcare, faith, and economic development to name a few. Nominations to the Board are welcome – we prefer that Board members initially join an MMCC committee before nomination to the Board.