Welcome! Our press kit is designed for members of the media, branding partners and other interested parties who are looking to share information about Volunteer Maine, the State Service Commission.
Please note: Specific details on active AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors (formerly Senior Corps) programs in Maine can be found within the National Service section of our website -- access here. Information on Maine Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) programs can be found on the VGF page -- access here.
- Media relations information
Members of the local, regional or national media who are pursuing stories on volunteerism and service are welcome to connect with the designated spokespeople of the Volunteer Maine.
Per Commission bylaws, the two individuals who can serve as an official spokesperson are the Chair of the Commission and the Executive Director of Volunteer Maine. Any other individual who speaks on behalf of the Commission is not to be given the title of "spokesperson."
F. Celeste Branham, Commission Chair
Maryalice Crofton, Volunteer Maine Executive Director
Areas of expertise
- The state of volunteerism in Maine
- Methods of volunteering
- Volunteer management
- Volunteer competencies/training
- Volunteerism trends
- The ethic of service
- AmeriCorps/National Service
- Civic engagement
If you would like to connect with a spokesperson, please submit a request to:
Bryan Roche, communications officer.
Office: (207) 624-7836
Cell: (207) 446-3471
- Brand information
Access our style guide for detailed information about the Volunteer Maine brand. View here.
Volunteer Maine logo files
Members of the media or partners are free to use the following logo files for both digital and print purposes.
- Volunteer Maine vertical primary logo – download PNG (opaque background) here; download JPEG (set on white background) here
- Volunteer Maine horizontal word mark logo – download PNG here; download JPEG here
- Volunteer Maine circle logo – download PNG here; download JPEG here
- Volunteer Maine vertical primary negative (black and white) logo – download PNG here
- Volunteer Maine horizontal word mark negative (black and white) logo – download PNG here
Print logos are available upon request in the following formats: PDF, EPS and SVG. Please send an email to Bryan.Roche@maine.gov to make a print logo request.
- Boilerplate statements
Members of the media are free to use the following statement to help explain the function of Volunteer Maine or its partners.
Volunteer Maine, the state service commission, builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers and service-learning practitioners, raising awareness of the scope and the impact of the volunteer sector, and encouraging an ethic of service. On Oct. 16, 2019, the Maine Commission for Community Service adopted the public identity Volunteer Maine.
AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.
Service Enterprise by Points of Light
Points of Light is a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through affiliates in 200 cities across 37 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 14 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.