The American Association of State Service Commissions (also known as America’s Service Commissions-ASC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing service and volunteerism in the United States.
ASC works on behalf of a network of commission members and staff, who promote and represent all of the streams of national and community service.
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. It provides grants and training and technical assistance to developing and expanding volunteer organizations.
Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Commission for Community Service co-chair the state Donations Coordination Team which activates during response and recovery to emergencies and disasters.
Together the agencies connect donations of supplies, talent and time, as well as funds with the organizations on the ground helping people cope with and recover from community emergencies.
VolunteerMaine. The Maine Commission for Community Service initiated the VolunteerMaine Partnership in 2002 as part of its responsibility to be a catalyst in solving challenges faced by Maine’s volunteer sector. Between 2002 and 2007, a collaboration of 14 partners worked on six facets of strengthening Maine's volunteer sector.
As some of those facets evolved to independent initiatives, VolunteerMaine focused on being the online "one-stop" site for citizens who want to volunteer, programs and agencies seeking people to volunteer, and the people responsible for organizing and supporting volunteers as they serve. Today the primary partners are six Maine United Ways who sponsor and maintain the online recruitment function of VolunteerMaine.org.
In 2013, the Commission partnered with Points of Light Institute and six other states in the national roll out of Service Enterprise. The organizational change process leads nonprofit and public agencies through a planning and development program that significantly increases their productivity, impact, and efficiency. As of 2014, the Commission provides the license for all Maine Service Enterprise activity and supports 18 trainers working with local agencies.