Communications Officer: July 2022

Major projects completed

  • Distributed Episode 3 of Volunteer 207.
  • Gathered quotes for AmeriCorps/service corps advertising opportunities from publications, theatres, airports, and bus/transit services.
  • Acquired and sorted missing affidavits from Maine Association of Broadcasters, uncovering an additional $79,493, which will go to the VG2 grant. Tim Moore, executive director of MAB, anticipates there will be one more packet of affidavits to sort through.
  • Completed media relations efforts around Climate Corps Coordinator's interview with Energy News Network. Use the following link to access the story -- access story.
  • Outreach and promotion of Maine AmeriCorps Planning Grant requests for funding applications.
  • Participated in ASC AmeriCorps recruitment workgroup July call.

Issues to be aware of 

  • The July Maine Volunteer Foundation meeting has been postponed until August 5 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

Major focus of effort in the next month

  • Development of Apprenticeship for Life campaign, specifically determining best avenues for promotion.
  • Collaborating with Task Force to produce an op-ed in-line with Apprenticeship for Life concept.
  • Promotion of CMV course.
  • Continued digital promotion of AmeriCorps service opportunities.
  • Ongoing work to update press release/news distribution lists to include updated list of commissioners, MVF Board members, and other supporters both in state government and AmeriCorps Federal agency.
  • Continued research around planning outreach and recruitment visits.
  • Continuing to assist Program Officer for Volunteer Sector Initiatives with content planning for Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference.
  • Acting on further direction for Maine Climate Corps and Maine Service Fellows outreach initiatives.
  • Staffing August MVF meeting.


  • Completing assignments for SISGI course.

Prepared by Communications Officer Bryan Roche