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Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism


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Since 1986, this statewide conference has focused on professional development for volunteer program staff, board members, funders, and sponsoring organizations.

MCCS board members and staff lead the conference development, planning, logistics, and implementation. Representatives from the field serve on various conference committees. The content focuses on concerns that emerge in an annual survey of managers of volunteers.

The call for proposals is currently open for the 2017 Blaine House Conference! We are looking for experienced volunteer managers and program staff to share their expertise and experiences.

 Organizers aim to meet the needs of volunteer managers and service-learning educators with wide ranging experience.

- Novice or intermediate level volunteer managers discover the complexity of issues that seem simple and seek to apply new learning to scenarios in ways they can immediately use.
- More advanced volunteer program staff want to learn about emerging issues, explore advanced topics, take current skills to new levels, and move towards being an expert in the field

Typical Session Attendance: 15 – 30 people

Session time:

- single session is 75 min total – 50 min. active instruction;
- seminar session is 150 min total – 135 min. active instruction

CLICK HERE for the official call for proposals, which includes details about the event and instuctions for submitting a proposal.

In order to submit a proposal follow this link:

The Conference is going to be held on October 10 at UMaine Orono.

The deadline for proposals is June 12.