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Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
University of Maine
Orono, ME

Who attends this conference?

Everyone seeking to make communities stronger by engaging citizens in service! Since 1986, the Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism (BHCSV) has provided learning and networking opportunities for Maine’s volunteer administrators, program managers, corporate employee volunteer coordinators, and service-learning educators. It is the only professional development conference tailored exclusively to the needs and challenges of Maine’s volunteer sector. 
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Call for Presenters and Session Proposals Now Open!

The conference has a long tradition of mixing local peer presentations with sessions led by regional and national innovators. With the exception of the key note speaker, all the out-of-state session presenters donate their time and only accept reimbursement for travel and lodging.

Would you like to share your expertise or the success of your volunteers through a session? Learn what you need to do using this LINK.

Session proposals must be submitted online by June 8, 2018.

Conference Fee - Registration Opens August 6

$90  (Early Bird fee is $75; good through Sept. 30) 
Registration covers morning reception, lunch, all sessions and conference materials. 
Additional discounts available for members of PAVA, AVA, VAMM, Franklin Volunteer Network. Also supervisors of AmeriCorps, VISTA, or Senior Corps participants. Contact group or program leadership for discount code. 

Conference Organizers

2018 Conference Planning Committee

  • Beth Tatro, Good Shepherd Food Bank
  • Holly Clayton, Unit Coordinator, Midcoast MRC, Midcoast Public Health District
  • Martha Wildman, Eastern Maine Medical Center
  • Jamie Logan, Communications Consultant  
  • Nichole Ernest, United Way of Tri Valley Area
  • Sue Asselin Hawthorne, Sweetser
  • Maryalice Crofton, Executive Director, Maine Commission for Community Service 
  • Janelle Wuoristo, United Way of Eastern Maine 
  • Lisa Morin, Director, Bodwell Center, University of Maine
  • Ed Molleo, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Kerrie Keller, UWGP Project Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement