Trekkers invites the community to its Fall Volunteer Meeting on Thursday, September 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Steel House South, 639 Main Street in Rockland.

The nonprofit, outdoor-based, six-year mentoring program connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. This year, Trekkers will serve more than 240 students from Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.

As the group kicks off its 25th year, the public is invited to meet Trekkers staff, connect with other volunteers, and learn how to get engaged. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be a brief presentation on Trekkers and information about the group’s needs at 6 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities include: Expedition Mentors — Help supervise students and facilitate positive team dynamics on overnight trips by being a positive role model and building relationships with all participating students. One-to-One Mentors — Build a relationship with a student by spending time together in the community. Tutors — Tutor a student based on your schedule and academic strengths. Fundraising and Event Support — Help promote events, set up, provide hands-on support during an event, or complete post-event breakdown and cleanup. Consider becoming a committee member. Administrative Support — Help with office support such as data entry, putting together brochures and newsletters, stuffing envelopes for mailings, website redesign, or organizing files. CDL Licensed Driver — Become a bus driver for expedition trips.

For more information, contact volunteer and administrative coordinator Cathy Herr at For more information about Trekkers, visit or call the office at 594-5095.