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Published April 3, 2009

2009 VolunteerMaine and RSVP Volunteer Fair!
This fair is a way for the community to kick off National Volunteer Week. Come learn what the local non-profit organizations do for the communityand how you can lend a helping hand.

When: April 17, 2009
Time: 10am-7pm
For further information contact Jessica White at the United Way of Mid-Maine at 873-0686 or jessicaw@unitedwaymidme.org .

Preparedness Conference

When: April 30 and May 1, 2009
Where: Augusta Civic Center
Registration fee: $25
 
Partners statewide are convening to learn more about emer­gency preparedness, build relationships, share experiences, and strengthen emergency preparedness across the State of Maine. This conference will not only be educational, but it will also serve as a great networking opportunity.
 
Two workshops related to emergency response volunteer resources will be offered Friday, May 1:
 
NCCC: Veterans of Mitigation, Response, Recovery
The National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time team-based residential program operated by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency with a role in the National Response Framework. Combining the best elements of the US military and the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps, these NCCC teams are based out of four regional campuses. The NCCC has responded to every large natural disaster since it's inception in 1994 and today is involved in many disaster projects including mitigation, response, and long term recovery. NCCC can be a part of your disaster response plan.  Come learn how you can utilize this valuable resource when your state is in need.  Presenter: Dave Beach, Deputy Director, Atlantic Region NCCC
  
Volunteer Reception Centers: Ensuring Volunteers are Relief
When the surge need for help to care for affected residents, provide services to responders, handle calls from the public, and clean up, volunteers are a solution.  And, if documented properly, they are also match for several kinds of federal resources. The role of a Volunteer Reception Center, whether virtual or in a particular location, is to screen unaffiliated volunteers and match them with on-the-ground needs for assistance at the appropriate time. Find out how this part of the Volunteer and Donations Management Annex works and what steps local officials need to take to make it work for you.  Presenter: Pam Zeutenhorst, Training and Disability Officer, Maine Commission for Community Service.
 
To register call 800.452.8735 or
click here.

Sponsors: Maine Emergency Management Agency, State Emergency Response Commission, and Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers