New Dimensions FCU Made a Record-Breaking Impact Through Volunteerism in 2023

Each year, New Dimensions FCU demonstrates its commitment to the philosophy of People Helping People by volunteering their time and assistance to local communities. In 2023, our credit union recorded an outstanding 1,994.75 hours of volunteer time, surpassing all other credit unions of our asset size across Maine.

Since 2018, the Maine Credit Union League has been tracking credit union volunteerism efforts through the CUs Share for ME form. Last year, credit unions in Maine reported a record-breaking 29,294.98 hours of volunteer time. According to the Independent Sector’s newest Value of Volunteer Time report, each hour of volunteer work is estimated to be worth $31.80. By this calculation, New Dimensions FCU’s volunteer efforts in 2023 alone were valued at approximately $63,433.05.

At the League’s annual Ending Hunger Luncheon on February 13, 2024, New Dimensions FCU received recognition for recording the highest volunteer time among credit unions with similar asset sizes. This accomplishment showcases our staff’s unwavering dedication to serving and strengthening the communities where we live and work. Through our commitment to volunteerism, we are proud to embody the mission of People Helping People.

Our record-breaking volunteer hours in 2023 were made possible by the active participation of our staff in various community events and initiatives throughout the year. The MECUL Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign, which offered several volunteer opportunities, was instrumental to our success. Moreover, dozens of our staff generously volunteered their time at local food banks, soup kitchens, youth athletics, local area schools, and organizations such as Special Olympics Maine, the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, Maine Children’s Cancer Program, and the Travis Mills Foundation.

Together, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and demonstrating the power of collective action. New Dimensions FCU remains committed to continuing our tradition of volunteerism in the years to come as we strive to create lasting positive change in our local communities.