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About H.O.M.E.

Homeworkers Organized for More Employment (H.O.M.E.) was established in 1970 as a craft cooperative where local residents could sell their handmade goods. Over the years, it has grown into a full- fledged community development organization that offers a range of services, including a homeless shelter, food bank and learning center. H.O.M.E. also runs the Covenant Community Land Trust and a home construction program in which low-income families and volunteers assist in building new homes.

Many volunteers assist in housing construction projects during their stay, but opportunities are available to help out in other ways, as well. Volunteers may teach, work in the pottery or weaving shops, tend to the organic garden, write grant proposals or help with fundraising. All participants in the program live together in the Saint Francis Community located about five miles from the H.O.M.E. headquarters.


Open to all current college students, college graduates, grad students and volunteers of all backgrounds.


Jackie Burpee, Volunteer Coordinator
H.O.M.E. Inc.
P.O. Box 10
Orland, ME 4472
Phone: (207) 469-7961


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Portland, ME