Civic Engagement Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to get involved and make a difference in your community? Here are some of the many civic organizations that can provide you with that opportunity.

Westbrook-Gorham RotaryRotary Club of Westbrook & Gorham

Rotary clubs throughout the U.S all have a similar focus. Their efforts include:

  • Club Service: Developing relationships within the club to assist in achieving goals
  • Vocational Service: Using one's vocation as a means of public service
  • Community Service: Improving the quality of life in the Westbrook-Gorham communities
  • International Service: Includes a focus on underprivileged children in developing countries

Visit the Rotary Club of Westbrook and Gorham website.

Chamber of CommerceWestbrook-Gorham Community Chamber of Commerce (WGCCC)

The WGCCC is a regional member of the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, an association with 1400+ participating companies. The Chamber offers valuable opportunities for networking, advocacy, business building, leadership, community involvement and learning.

To learn more about the Chamber and its members or to join this growing community, please visit their website.

Westbrook American Legion

The American Legion is a veteran's service organization that participates in advocacy and assistance for veterans throughout the US. Their focus is broad ranging and includes:

  • Veterans services
  • Benefits for current and former U.S. veterans
  • A career center
  • Education, health, and family support centers
  • Scholarships

Westbrook VeteransWe have two American Legion Posts in Westbrook:

  • Westbrook Memorial Post 197
    300 Conant Street
    Westbrook, ME
    Phone: 207-854-9044
  • Stephen W Manchester Post 62
    17 Dunn Street
    Westbrook, ME
    Phone: 207-856-7152

Please visit the American Legion's website for more information.

Westbrook Kiwanis

Kiwanis International is a community building and fundraising association that emphasizes promoting good citizenship, primarily within the younger generations. Last year, members staged 150,000 service projects, devoted more than 6 million hours of community service, and raised nearly $100 Million for their communities.

Please visit their website for more information.

Westbrook Together Days Committee

Every year, the City of Westbrook and many generous volunteers and donors sponsor Westbrook Together Days, a jam-packed two day event that's fun for the whole family. Some events at this year's celebration will include:

  • Live entertainment
  • Parade on Main Street
  • A 5k run
  • A carnival - fun for kids and adults alike!
  • A petting zoo and pony rides
  • A dunk tank
  • A 30-minute fireworks display

Bring the whole family to this year's event and join in the fun!

My Place Teen Center

My Place Teen Center offers free, year-round, out-of-school time program for youth ages 10 to 18. For more information, call 207-854-2800, or visit their website or Facebook page.

National Grange LogoHighland Lake Grange 87, Patrons of Husbandry

The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in more than 2,100 hometowns across America. Highland Lake Grange was organized on January 11, 1875, and has been serving the Duck Pond area of Westbrook continuously ever since. Meetings were first held on the upper floor of the old schoolhouse at Duck Pond Corner. By September, 1889 the Grange Hall itself was completed and put into use. Highland Lake Grange supports a wide variety of community projects and the agricultural community of the Highland Lake area of Westbrook and Windham. 

Currently, the Grange serves as a home for Boy Scout Troop 83 and Girl Scout Troop 193, hosts a half dozen public suppers annually, participates in the Cumberland Fair and supports a number of community service activities. Anyone interested in the Grange's mission, attending one of our meetings or becoming a member should email Master David Gowen. For information on renting the hall for a party or function, call Larry at 207-632-8085. New members welcome!

Miscellaneous Organizations

  • Boy Scout Troop 81
    31 Arlington Avenue
    Westbrook, ME 04092
    Phone: 207-854-5067
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Inc.
    FOE 2977
    98 Bridge Street
    Westbrook, ME 04092
    Phone: 207-854-9991
  • Knights of Columbus
    89 Saco Street
    Westbrook, ME 04092
    Phone: 207-854-8949
  • Saccarappa Lodge
    573 Main Street
    Westbrook, ME 04092
    Phone: 207-854-5041