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Free For All: Upcoming Events, Conference Info, Training and Volunteer Opportunities, and more!

Published June 25, 2006


CONFERENCE INFO

October 3, 2006

Save the Date: Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism

"Maine Volunteers: Engaged at Every Age"

Location: Ramada Inn, Bangor

The annual Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism is the only statewide professional development conference for volunteer managers, funders, sponsors and partners.


TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Free VolunteerMaine Trainings for NonProfits

Attention Nonprofit Agencies, Civic Organizations, State/Local Government Agencies, and Emergency Management! Recruit, manage and track volunteers in minutes using VolunteerMaine.org. It's Free and Easy to Use. Call today for your free training. 207.287.4119

Senior Spectrum Consumer Awareness Volunteer Training

Senior Spectrum is pleased to announce that we will be holding a volunteer training on Thursday, July 20 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Cohen Community Center located at 2010 Town Farm Road in Hallowell. Training topics will include: Basic Facts about the Elderly, Things Important to Older Persons, Needs of Older Persons, The Aging Process & Myths about Aging, Helping the Handicapped, What To Do and What Not To Do When Visiting and Calling, Listening Skills, What To Do If You Cannot Reach a Consumer, Signs of Unhealthy Boundaries and many other topics. We encourage all our volunteers to sign up for this very informative training especially those who are in a ?direct contact? position such as Meals on Wheels drivers, Friendly Visitors/Friendly Callers, Maine Medicare Education Partnerships (MMEP) and Adult DayBreak Activity Aides. Please contact Maggie Tardiff, Volunteer Coordinator for Senior Spectrum at 1-800-282-0764 Ext. 154 to register.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you ready to explore new opportunities?

Join Senior Spectrum?s team of enthusiastic volunteers and make a difference in your community. We currently have many opportunities available throughout our six county service area. Call us at 1-800-639-1553 or visit our website at www.seniorspectrum.com and click on the volunteer page. There you will find a complete listing of various opportunities. If you do not see an opportunity that is of interest to you, call us to discuss your ideas for volunteering. Your opinion matters. If you possess a special skill or talent that you believe we should offer at one of our locations, please share it with us.

Share Your Hobby or Special Talent

Do you have a hobby, skill, or special interest that you'd like to share with older adults? Senior Spectrum is looking for people of all ages to teach single day or ongoing classes or offer presentations on topics that may appeal to older adults throughout our 6-county service area. Please call Maggie Tardiff, Volunteer Coordinator at 1-800-282-0764 Ext. 154.


AFFILIATED NEWSLETTERS

In Touch with Take Pride

June E-Newsletter

Take Pride in America? is a national partnership established by the U.S. Department of the Interior that aims to engage, support and recognize volunteers who work to improve our public parks, forests, grasslands, wildlife refuges, cultural and historical sites, local playgrounds and other recreation areas.

The Voice of Experience

June E-Newsletter

Experience Corps? offers new adventures in service for Americans over 55. Now in 14 cities, Experience Corps works to solve serious social problems, beginning with literacy. Today more than 1,800 Corps members serve as tutors and mentors to children in urban public schools and after-school programs, where they help teach children to read and develop the confidence and skills to succeed in school and in life.

Leader Points

June E-Newsletter

Centerpoint for Leaders and The Points of Light Foundation's newest e-publication to give you relevant and concise information on leadership and organizational development.


AVAILABLE GRANTS

Red White and Green Climate Change Grant Available from Youth Service America

GRANT OVERVIEW

Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute are excited to announce the Red, White & Green Climate Change Grant. This opportunity offers $500 to implement a service-learning project about climate change.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The Red, White & Green Climate Change Grant is open to all young people in the United States between the ages of 15-25 and to organizations that engage youth ages 15-25.

WHAT ARE THE GRANT GUIDELINES?

Applicants are expected to develop and implement a service-learning project about climate change that engages their community AND candidates running for election in November 2006. We welcome projects where youth work in partnership with adults (parents, coaches, teachers, youth leaders, etc.): but remember, this is an opportunity for youth to shine. Projects should be youth-led, and the service must take place between October 1 and November 30, 2006.

Applicants need to download BOTH the Application and the Guidelines & Resources document in order to submit a competitive application. We encourage you to review the Evaluation form before making your application, although only grantees will need to complete it after their projects take place.

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

Applications are accepted by airmail only. Applications must be postmarked no later than Thursday, September 1, 2006. Youth Service America does not assume responsibility for delays, misrouting, or postal errors.

Visit www.ysa.org for applications and guidelines.

Sign up here to receive e-mail notification of newly posted grants from Youth Service America.


MISC ANNOUNCEMENTS

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES THAT MATCH THE AMERICORPS EDUCATION AWARD OR PROVIDE OTHER SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE FOR AMERICORPS MEMBERS

*Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK

*University of Arkansas ? The Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AR

*California-Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

*California-Mills College, Oakland, CA

*University of Delaware, Newark, DE

District of Columbia-Southeastern University, Washington, DC

*Indiana University ? Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

*Indiana University - Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

*Indiana University - Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

*Iowa-St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

*Kansas-Bethel College, North Newton, KS

*University of Saint Mary

*Kentucky-Union College, Barbourville, KY

*Maryland-College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

*Maryland-Frostburg State College, Frostburg, MD

*Maryland-Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

*Massachusetts-Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

*Massachusetts-Clark University, Worcester, MA

*Massachusetts-Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

*Massachusetts-Northeastern University, Boston, MA

*Massachusetts-Springfield College, Springfield, MA

*University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA

*Michigan-Olivet College, Olivet, MI

*Minnesota-Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

*Missouri-Washington University, St. Louis, MO

*New Jersey-Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

*New York-Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

*New York-Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

*New York-New School University ? Milano Graduate School of

Management and Urban Policy, New York, NY

*New York-Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

*North Carolina-Bennett College for Women, Greensboro, NC

*Ohio-Case Western Reserve University ? The Mandel Center for

Nonprofit Organizations, Cleveland, OH

*Ohio-Defiance College, Defiance, OH

*Rhode Island-Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

*Rhode Island-Community College of RI, Warwick, RI

*Rhode Island-Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI

*Rhode Island-New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI

*Rhode Island-Providence College, Providence, RI

*Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

*Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

*Rhode Island-Roger Williams University, Bristol RI

*Rhode Island-Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

*Rhode Island-University of RI, Kingston, RI

*Vermont-School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT

*Vermont-Sterling College, Craftsbury, VT

*University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

*Virginia-VA Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

*Washington-Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

*Washington-Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

*Washington-Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

*West Virginia-University of Charleston, Charleston, WV


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