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.
Maine Volunteer Foundation. The mission of the Maine Volunteer Foundation is foster civic engagement and volunteering that addresses human, educational, and environmental needs throughout Maine by augmenting the public resources of the Maine Commission for Community Service. The Commission was authorized in 2015 to establish an exclusive relationship with a private support organization and the Maine Volunteer Foundation received its nonprofit IRS designation in 2016.
Service Year Alliance. Service Year Alliance is a national organization that seeks to make a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans as a way to tackle important community challenges while transforming their own lives.
MCCS was a founding partner with Service Year on its technology that allows young people to connect with service year opportunities, track their accomplishments, build evidence of skills, and establish links to people and organizations committed to service. While AmeriCorps offers service year opportunities, it differs in that it has part time options for service and it targets people older than the Service Year audience.
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.