For over twenty years, Volunteer Maine, the new identity for the Maine Commission for Community Service, has supported volunteers and AmeriCorps members in Maine. Our members and residents alike enjoy all that Maine has to offer, from the mountains and lakes of the interior, to over 5,000 miles of Atlantic coastline. In addition to outdoor recreation and scenic beauty, Maine is home to tight-knit communities of small businesses, creatives, and foodies.
We love Maine, but rural states like ours lack the resources and opportunities of bigger metropolitan areas. Maine is equal in geographic size to the other five New England states combined. With a small population in a very large area, our residents sometimes have to travel for miles to meet basic needs and receive services, or, they go without. We are proud that our AmeriCorps members and our volunteers close that gap and help residents with community-based solutions.