Category Archives: AmeriCorps

Survival Skills in Volunteer(Vacation)land

This year has marked a lot of firsts for me: my first time writing a blog post (yes, I admit it), my first time attending the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, and my first time managing a volunteer program. … Continue reading

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“Every Day You’re Making History”

by Lauren Ellmers Those were the words spoken by Bill Basl, director of AmeriCorps at the 16th Annual Maine AmeriCorps member conference. As an attendee and member of the planning committee, I was able to experience the ins and outs, … Continue reading

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Katherine Stitham of Cape Elizabeth Honored withe Outstanding National Service Volunteer Award

The Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism Outstanding National Service Volunteer category recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and service over and above the requirements of their routine service assignments as a Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, *VISTA or Learn … Continue reading

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Meetings and Our Circles of Conflict

by Jane Haskell When we work with groups, we can help individuals in the group shift from thinking about personal agendas, axes to grind, positions, pet projects, or whatever we (or they) want to call it. We can encourage the … Continue reading

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Using National Service to Promote Service-Learning

by Laura Rog AmeriCorps Week, which we observed last week, is always a reminder of the important service work going on across the country as well as the legacy of national service that has been established over the past several … Continue reading

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Developing a Volunteer Orientation Program

by Megan Welch Last week, I wrote about the importance of developing a volunteer orientation to enhance the experience of your volunteers and create well-rounded volunteer management program for your organization. This week, I will explore the steps towards creating … Continue reading

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One Big Family

by Nicole Evers As a member serving under the Goodwill AmeriCorps branch through the Multilingual Leadership Corps, I was offered the wonderful position at the Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston, ME. Even as a Maine resident myself, Lewiston was … Continue reading

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Collaboration to Meet Needs

by Kemper Tell The need for safe and quality housing has been discovered as a key to academic success for all children. This is especially true for new immigrants to the United States who face more barriers in becoming productive … Continue reading

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