A Diffuse Organizational Structure in Maine
As happens with many initiatives in Maine’s volunteer sector, there is no universal network to bring the opportunity to local residents and organizations. Some networks are defined by geography as exemplified by United Ways. Some networks are defined by a common mission, such as associations of land trusts or YMCAs or after-school youth programs. To accommodate the many ways Service Enterprise can reach local organizations (public and private nonprofit), Volunteer Maine adopted a model in which Volunteer Maine itself is the central authorized Service Enterprise promoter (aka, Hub). Volunteer Maine maintains the network of certified trainers and promotes establishment of Service Enterprise affiliates.
Contact Volunteer Maine for general information about Service Enterprise or to learn how to become a Hub. If you are ready to participate, contact a trainer at your regional Hub listed below.
In Penobscot County:
Shirar Patterson, United Way of Eastern Maine, (207) 941-2800
In Franklin County:
Lisa Laflin, United Way of TriValley Area, (207) 778-5048
In York County:
Jason Ketterick, United Way of York County, (207) 965-3359