Program Officer for Volunteer Initiatives: April 2021

Major Projects Underway:

  • Volunteer Program survey is collecting information around the effects of COVID on volunteer programs in the state. Survey results will inform future programming for volunteer managers from Volunteer Maine.
  • Fixing some broken links in the CMV course and will get that up later than originally intended.
  • Received the ASC grant for $20k over 15 months.  Our proposal included creating programming around Service Learning and youth leadership for community-based organizations in rural counties. 
  • Creating sponsorship opportunities for the Volunteer Leadership Conference in the fall.
  • Recruiting speakers and have an ask out for keynote for the conference.
  • Governor Service Awards and Roll of Honor are now closed, going to select the winners this month, awards event to be held virtually in June.

Upcoming Project Focus:

  • Creating a coordinating a Volunteer Managers network – especially for those who do not have a current running network in their area.
  • Creating an AmeriCorps Alumni group to act as a CERT in Maine – working to set up the foundation and recruitment has begun on Maine Ready.