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Lifelong Maine AmeriCorps Program
BACKGROUND: Maine’s Lifelong Communities support healthy aging by addressing barriers to health and well-being in the physical, social, and service environments. While the focus is on older residents, Lifelong Communities work for a time when residents of all ages, abilities, economic backgrounds, and lifestyles will have the opportunity to live safe, healthy, and rewarding lives. LIFELONG MAINE AMERICORPS CORE VALUES (1) Diversity/Inclusion: Communities are strongest when they are able to engage people with a wide variety of skills and life experiences. Our members listen, learn, and work across differences to build more resilient lifelong communities. (2) Focus on Assets: Community change starts with gaining an understanding of what communities can do for themselves, as a coordinated group of residents and local organizations, without outside help. Our members believe in the strength of the community, work to build coalitions, and develop consensus across diverse interests so to move the lifelong community forward to achieve common goals. (3) Building Trust: Community change happens at the rate of trust. Our members act with integrity to develop trust with the Lifelong Community core team, partners, and residents. (4) Innovation: Our members commit to lifelong learning, networking with other communities, and reflecting on their own learning process to help Lifelong Communities implement innovative ideas that will increase access to the built, social and service environments by residents of all ages, abilities, and life experiences. MEMBER SERVICE: Lifelong Maine AmeriCorps members (Community Project Organizers) work with residents to address challenges such as access to technology, food security, home repair, transportation, and social isolation. Members help these grassroots groups build local capacity by networking with partners, volunteer recruitment, and working with the core team to develop sustainable and inclusive leadership.
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Member Duties : Members will: (1) Establish a working committee and coordinate meetings to establish goals and objectives and monitor progress (2) Develop evaluation tools to allow the project(s) to respond quickly and flexibly to emergent needs (3) Identify community assets that the lifelong community can deploy to expand the reach and effectiveness of the program, service, or activity (4) Work with residents to ensure that the social, service, and built environments are welcoming to the diversity in the community (5) Recruit and manage community volunteers (6) Identify and procure resources and funding for project(s) (7) Develop a communication plan and materials for outreach efforts (8) Identify partners for the project and future development of programs and activities by engaging and educating individuals, groups, and organizations about the Lifelong Community initiative (9) Obtain feedback from participants and community partners to expand, strengthen, and sustain meaningful change
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Lifelong Maine AmeriCorps Program

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2021  -   08/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  08/31/2021  To  06/30/2022 

Contact Patricia Oh
UMaine Center On Aging
Bangor   ME   04401

Listing ID 106687