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Group of Americorps volunteers Funding service programs
Teacher pointing to overhead Developing volunteer managers
Volunteer handing out hot food Raising awareness
Graph of volunteering in Maine Encouraging an ethic of service

"Maine's Other Natural Resource"

RCAM volunteer coordinatorVolunteers are a natural resource to be nurtured, effectively supported, appreciated and valued. They are fueled by civic duty, compassion, and the opportunities to connect. Their accomplishments are complex, profound, and essential to thriving communities.


Thanks to volunteers and volunteer managers, this video was produced on time to makes its premier at the Oct. 13, 2015 state conference on volunteerism.


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AmeriCorps Grant Competitions Open

The Commission has opened the annual AmeriCorps State Competitive call for proposals.


AmeriCorps State Competitive grants engage at least 20 AmeriCorps members in at least 17,000 hours of service each year for 3 years. FMI and to register and access the application instructions use the link below.


Submision deadline is 2pm on December 9, 2015.

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Of interest...

Links to recent news and events.

  1. 2015 Recipients of the Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism. Meet the winners via photos of event!
  2. Explore MCCS videos!

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Peer Reviewers Needed for MCCS Grant Activities

dollar signsCan you help MCCS identify the best investments of public dollars? The Commission grant selection process uses external peer reviewers who volunteer their expertise to read and rate proposals.


Grant application reviews will likely go from November through early December but no travel is required. Everything is done using technology (phone, computer, internet). You don't even have to be in Maine! Volunteer from wherever you are.


Experts in volunteer programming, service-learning, literacy, energy efficiency, housing, community health, career prep and job training, education, and more are needed. Apply now!

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