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Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference

October 13, 2020
8:45 am - 4:30 pm
conference logo with street in background

For 34 years, organizers of Maine community volunteer efforts have gathered to learn, network, and share thought-provoking discussions from regional and national leaders in the volunteer sector. This year, the conference’s online venue hopes to expand opportunities for participation. Join us!




Keynote by Rob Jackson,
 Understanding and Engaging 21st century volunteers 



Featuring 2 plenary discussions of critical issues and 6 educational options.

Registration Fee:

$40 per person for the full day.
$100 for participants in a Watch Party* at your training/conference room 

Registration Deadline: 
October 9, 2020 (The sooner the better since the platform capacity is limited!)
• All sessions will occur on line. Links will be sent to registrants prior to event. 
• The October 13 program can be found on "Conference Sessions" in the right sidebar menu.

cabot creamery Cabot is providing conference snacks! Delivered to your door!

Cabot Creamery Cooperative has supported the conference for years and found an ingenious way to continue in 2020! Cabot is going to send each registrant their personal cheese box for snacking during the conference!! Register by 10/2 and the snack box (value $25) will arrive on time for the 10/13 conference. Register between 10/3 and 10/9, the snack will arrive by 10/30. Details for claiming your cheese selection are in the registration confirmation email.

*What is a Watch Party? 

It is a small gathering of volunteer leaders who use large screen technology in a training or conference area to attend the Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference. The group agrees to abide by all CDC health guidelines (masking, social distancing, hand sanitizing, no more than 50 people if a university lecture hall is used) in order to overcome issues of internet connectivity in rural areas and attend the conference together.

The site host submits one registration for the group and the $100 fee is shared among the participants. (e.g., 10 participants pay the host $10 each to cover the fee, 4 participants pay $25 each, etc.) The site host is the point person who receives the instructions for connecting to each session. The host should be prepared to download and distribute any documents for activities that a presenter sends during a session.

Why host a Watch Party? It provides an opportunity for volunteer program staff, leaders, sponsors, and supporters to discuss the information and ideas presented. It supports participation of leaders who may not have conquered the world of online meetings and learning yet. It offers local volunteer program leaders an opportunity to celebrate and re-energize by being with peers for just a day.

Note that “Watch Party” locations will not be listed or promoted. All organizing and monitoring of health and safety requirements is the responsibility of the host and group members.





Conference Organizers
Volunteer Maine, the state service commission
The Maine Volunteer Foundation

Conference Planners: Susan Asselin-Hawthorne, Cindy Adamsky, Jenni Tilton-Flood, and Nancee Campbell