VOLUNTEER MAINE is the perfect partner for the Foundation and Masons in Maine. Our $7,500 in annual funding supports their student community service projects
Volunteer Maine – the state service commission – builds capacity and sustainability in Maine’s volunteer and service communities by funding programs, developing managers of volunteers, raising awareness of sector issues, and promoting service as a strategy.
Volunteer Maine was established in 1994 by Executive Order and under state statute in 1995. The 25 board members of the Volunteer Maine Commission are appointed by the governor to three-year terms and each represents a specific segment of Maine’s volunteer sector.
Volunteer Maine is Maine government’s partner for the federal Corporation for National Service. Their mission is to foster and inspire community service and volunteerism to address critical needs in the State of Maine. Their vision is vibrant, productive communities with involved, responsible citizens.
For VOLUNTEER MAINE, service is a
- community building strategy — harnessing the energy of a few to the benefit of many;
- problem-solving strategy — complementing the effort and energy of full-time professionals with the vision and sense of mission of part- or full-time volunteers;
- cornerstone of the educational process; and
- state- and nation-building strategy — cultivating a sense of civic identity and greater common purpose.
For VOLUNTEER MAINE, service is a fundamental American tradition.