|Organization:||Western Maine Community Action|
|Volunteer Opportunity Number:||V-105|
|Volunteer Position:||Various – for Operation Santa Claus Project|
|Period of Engagement:||Fall 2015|
|Description of the Volunteer Opportunity:|
|Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) is a social service agency that has been providing services for over 45 years to people living in the western mountain region of Maine. The organization is dedicated to the principle that poverty should not be a permanent condition of people’s lives. WMCA is able to respond quickly and effectively to the variety of needs of our disadvantaged population. We strive to marshal as many resources as possible in our efforts to provide comprehensive services responsive to conditions.
The agency is seeking student volunteers to assist in coordinating and implementing the agency’s annual Operation Santa Claus project. Several aspects are involved in the oversight and coordination of this project, and a variety of duties to fit different interests and skills, including marketing, communications, financial, events planning and management, data management, and working with volunteers, staff and donors. This project provides opportunities to develop management and leadership skills.
For more information on Western Maine Community Action, please visit their website at: http://wmca.org/
|Work as a team with staff and fellow volunteers to coordinate and implement the Operation Santa Clause project. Volunteer work can include the following, depending upon the volunteer’s interests and skills:
Giving Tree Coordination:
Volunteer Group Coordination:
Public Relations Coordination:
Client Relations Coordination:
Data and Inventory Coordination:
|Interns will be assigned responsibilities based on their individual skills and interests.
|This annual program may be done as a team, club, or class project. Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.|
|Contact the Partnership at 207-778-7516 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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