The recognized adult and youth volunteers collectively logged 389,905 hours of community service in 2019
AUGUSTA -- 337 adults and 58 children will be recognized on the Maine Adult and Youth Volunteer Rolls of Honor for their volunteer efforts in 2019. Collectively, the volunteers performed 389,905 hours of community service in Maine. The Rolls of Honor celebrate Maine citizens who go above and beyond in serving their communities.
The adult honorees collectively logged 383,004 hours of community service in 2019. Over half of the adults served through Penquis Community Action Agency, a nonprofit that aids low-income families and individuals in Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties. These 183 volunteers provided medical transportation to low-income individuals and tutored children as part of the Penquis Foster Grandparents Senior Corps program, where volunteers supported literacy and healthy development in schools and child care centers. All recognized adults performed at least 500 hours of community service in 2019.
36 of the recognized youth volunteers are students at Brunswick High School, which requires every student to log 30 hours of community service before graduation. The recognized BHS students exceeded that requirement throughout their service, which included efforts in elementary schools, hospitals and humane shelters, and like all other honorees on the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor, performed at least 50 hours of community service.
Each honoree will receive a commemorative certificate from Volunteer Maine, the state service commission. Adult honorees have also been recognized in the June 23, 2020 edition of the Bangor Daily News. The list of volunteers is organized by town and lists the full name of the adult volunteer as well as the number of community service hours completed by each. The listing was generously provided by the Bangor Daily News, a sponsor of this year's Roll of Honor program.
The honorees on the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor performed a total of 6,901 hours of community service in 2019. Out of respect for privacy, the youth honoree’s names will not be made public.
To access a web version of this year's Maine Adult Volunteer Roll of Honor, please click here.
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