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❖ Founded in 2015, The Maine Volunteer Foundation is the private nonprofit partner of the Maine Commission for Community Service. Both are committed to strengthening volunteer service in Maine communities.

❖ The mission of the Maine Volunteer Foundation is foster civic engagement and volunteering that addresses human, educational, and environmental needs throughout Maine by augmenting the public resources of the Maine Commission for Community Service.

❖ What MVF does. The Maine Volunteer Foundation identifies and secures private and philanthropic resources that can be used in Maine by the Commission to expand

  • intensive full-time years of service by adults tackling pressing community needs,
  • professional development and training for managers of community volunteers,
  • implementation of programs that use volunteer service as a strategy to address local needs, and
  • capacity-building initiatives that increase effectiveness and efficiency in Maine's volunteer sector.