Program Officer for Volunteer Sector Initiatives: April 2023

Major Projects Underway:

  • Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism was a success -- the Governor was able to present awards and meet with Roll of Honor members. 
  • Working with MEMA to conduct a "Train the Trainer" expo for everyone who can make it in Maine, Program Manager training hopefully held in June. 
  • VGF NOFO was release -- due date of May 12. This grant will be focused on volunteerism as a pathway for work force readiness skills. 
  • We were successful in getting the Micro-credentialing grant, $10K, that will allow us to get develop beginning level of volunteer management. An advisory committee has been established and we are working through the next steps. 

Upcoming Project Focus:

  • Service Enterprise cohort for Aroostook County in works for Fall
  • Looking for Volunteer Managers to speak about their profession on video for the Micro Credentialing content. 
  • Staff will begin looking for sponsors for the Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference. 


  • E&E Task Force -- meetings switched
  • Maine Volunteer Mangers Network: Always looking for speakers if you have suggestions.