Category Archives: Senior Corps

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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Bone Builders Encourages Peer Support, Active Approach

by Cindy Rowe I will soon be 63 years old. I am married and have three grown children. And, yes, I am still working – as an office manager of a veterinary clinic. I have long been interested in the … Continue reading

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Foster Grandparents in Schools Improve Student Outcomes

by Matthew Houghton I have been an elementary principal for the last 20 years. An important and integral part of building a positive school climate has been the addition of Foster Grandparents to my schools. The Foster Grandparent Program, a … Continue reading

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Recruiting pro bono and highly skilled volunteers

By Anne B. Schink Watch your local Time Warner cable channel for a new public service announcement about pro bono and skilled volunteers. Get a sneak peak on As a volunteer manager, you have probably had experience with people … Continue reading

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Volunteers with Disabilities

by Lucy Bayard People with disabilities volunteer for the same reasons that anyone else does–to give back to their communities, to improve their surroundings, and to be active and engaged in life. Some national service participants who have disabilities volunteer … Continue reading

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By Ruth Saint Amand Senior Corps Week, July 13th through July 19th, has come to an end! With a flurry of activity, from the signing of the Proclamation by Governor Baldacci on Monday the 13th, to news releases and events … Continue reading

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Let’s Make a Deal

By Paula Burnett Come on down! Be a volunteer contestant! Select a door! What is behind door #1, door #2, or door #3? Ok, the volunteer has selected your door (agency). Now it is time to “make a deal” to … Continue reading

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“Maine Senior Volunteers, a Natural Resource”

By Patty Ott During the week of July 13, Senior Corp programs throughout the state are initiating various opportunities for potential volunteers to learn about the Senior Corp programs and how to get involved. Join one of these events and … Continue reading

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Prepare for “New” Volunteers in Challenging Times

By Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom Volunteering has made it into the news a lot recently for a couple of different reasons. First, the recession is increasing the ranks of the unemployed as well as increasing the demands on voluntary organizations. Second, President … Continue reading

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Maine Senior Environmental Leadership Corps Being Organized

By Len Kaye The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has just announced a grant to the state of Maine to establish the Senior Environmental Leadership Corps. This grant was awarded by the U.S. EPA’s Aging Initiative as a “2009 Building Healthy … Continue reading

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