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Information Wanted about Maine's Volunteer Sector

Published November 14, 2012

In 2010, the Maine Commission for Community Service was one of 19 state commissions to receive a Volunteer Generation Fund grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The Volunteer Generation Fund, a program authorized by the 2009 Kennedy Serve America Act, is designed to increase the number and retention rate of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across America.

In Maine, the Volunteer Generation Fund focuses on developing new or expanding existing volunteer centers to serve as comprehensive resources for all sectors that engage volunteers in responding to local issues and needs.  Currently, the Volunteer Generation Fund supports five volunteer centers and eight peer networks of managers of volunteers in the state.

The purpose of this survey is to inform the Commission, its federal funder, grantees, stakeholders, and citizens of Maine about the impact the Volunteer Generation Fund is having in our state.

Please take 15-20 minutes to thoughtfully answer the survey questions and provide data about your volunteer program.  The information you provide will inform future funding for volunteer centers in Maine.  Look for a report on the results from the survey in the next issue of VolunteerFare.

Link to survey:  2012 Volunteer Generation Survey  Deadline to submit surveys is Dec 2, 2012.

Please share the information about this survey to other volunteer programs in Maine.