Program Officer for Volunteer Sector Initiatives: April 2023
Major Projects Underway:
Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism was a success -- the Governor was able to present awards and meet with Roll of Honor members.
Working with MEMA to conduct a "Train the Trainer" expo for everyone who can make it in Maine, Program Manager training hopefully held in June.
VGF NOFO was release -- due date of May 12. This grant will be focused on volunteerism as a pathway for work force readiness skills.
We were successful in getting the Micro-credentialing grant, $10K, that will allow us to get develop beginning level of volunteer management. An advisory committee has been established and we are working through the next steps.
Upcoming Project Focus:
Service Enterprise cohort for Aroostook County in works for Fall
Looking for Volunteer Managers to speak about their profession on video for the Micro Credentialing content.
Staff will begin looking for sponsors for the Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference.
E&E Task Force -- meetings switched
Maine Volunteer Mangers Network: Always looking for speakers if you have suggestions.