PORTLAND

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to train as advocates for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine’s 24-hour Crisis & Support Line. A free training session runs Sept. 29 to Oct. 20 with sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, with two 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sessions on Saturdays.

Volunteers assist callers in York and Cumberland counties, working from home, with flexible hours. For more information or for an application, call (800) 313-9900, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.sarsonline.org. Applications are due by Sept. 20.

FREEPORT

A WEEK AT HARB COTTAGE in Winslow Park is being auctioned to benefit Freeport Community Services. The cottage has four bedrooms. The dates for the rental are from Oct. 3 to 10, and the package is valued at $1,300. Bids will be accepted through Sept. 17. Call Freeport Community Services at 865-3985 or stop in at 53 Depot St.

WESTBROOK

THE CHILDREN’S ROOM at Walker Memorial Library is home to the Story Time Bus for children.

The inside is lined with colorful picture book pages left over from the “Walker Talker” program. The replica school bus was made by Will Brown, teen library assistant.

WELLS

THE WELLS RESERVE and Laudholm Trust recently recognized seven volunteers for their contributions to the work of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Mark Klys received the Volunteer Extraordinaire Award. Cynthia Daley received the Bob Ludwig Preservation Award. Tim Dietz received the Laudholm Award. Pat Tracy Frost received the Copper Beech Award. Robert Christensen-Lang received the Conservation Award. Joan Junker received the Good Neighbor Award. And, Corey French received the Contribution to Research Awards