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Mailing Address
Cornerstones of Maine

Po Box 1834

Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

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Volunteering

 

At Cornerstones we recognize that volunteering is a crucial way to help our residents develop a sense of their responsibility to their local community, the global society, and the environment in which we live. We see volunteering as step towards embodying what we call stewardship. Stewardship is the antithesis of entitlement. Stewardship involves a great appreciation for everything you have been given and a subscequent expansion of one’s sense of responsibility beyond themselves to include their friends, family, community, and environment. It engenders an understanding of how one’s behaviors have a direct or indirect impact both socially and environmentally. And it requires that one become a leader and a steward in their local and global community.  

 

The primary way that we build and develop stewardship in our residents is through the intentional practice of service learning through volunteering and supporting our community. According to Kurt Hahn (who was a founder of Outward Bound) volunteering is not just helping, but also an opportunity to learn compassion. Volunteering gives a sense of accomplishment like no other. Giving service-learning importance is a way of instilling a sense of integrity as well. It creates a “connection to each other and the world around us.” (Outward Bound Model)  We also work to instill a sense of social and environmental responsibility through building awareness around the products we consume, minimizing waste, and buying local products that are produced using sustainable methods.

Where we volunteer: