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Professional Development Fund For Managers of Volunteers, Service-learning Practitioners, and MCCS Grantee Staff

Published March 9, 2011

The Maine Commission for Community Service has established a professional development fund for teachers, staff of programs funded by CNCS, National Service host sites station supervisors and volunteer program managers. There is $8,400 available for training related either to the mastery of the Competencies for Managers of Volunteers or to meeting the Service-learning Standards for Quality Practice.  The following are examples of the type of training that is allowable:

Certification in Volunteer Administration 
-  National Service-learning Conference 
PPM 553 - Volunteer Engagement and Management 
-  Workshops and conferences related to volunteer management or service-learning  
Professional development funds may cover up to 75% of the total training cost. A preference will be given to applicants from counties not covered by a volunteer center. These counties are Oxford, Androscoggin, Kennebec,Somerset,  Aroostook and Hancock.

The deadline to apply is April 8th at 2pm. Funds must be used for training that is conducted before December 31, 2011. Review of applications and selection of recipients will be made jointly by an MCCS task force and staff.
Completed forms with support statements may be submitted by either scanning the materials or attaching to an email sent to OR mailing to the Maine Commission for Community Service. Click here for details and to download the application.