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Senior Companion Program Volunteers - Advisory Committee Role Description

Title

Senior Companion Program Advisory Committee Volunteer

Location

The Advisory Committee meets monthly at their county UMaine Extension office.

Objective

As an advisory committee member you will serve on the “board” of the Senior Companion Program. Members attend monthly meetings with UMaine Extension staff, provide guidance and┬ádirection on the program, and plan fund-raising and outreach events. Leadership positions are available.

Qualifications

Membership is open to anyone interested in elder care and support.

Ideal candidates will be motivated and possess strong leadership skills.

Responsibilities

Volunteers meet quarterly and participate in event planning, training, outreach and program fundraising.

Time Commitment

Attend all meetings; additional volunteer work can be taken on or is assigned on a volunteer basis

Training/Support

Volunteers can attend a monthly meeting prior to joining the Advisory Committee. Leadership positions are available. The meetings serve as a formal check in and support for volunteers and staff, and a chance for volunteers to develop a professional relationship with other committee members.

Benefits

  • UMaine Extension and the Senior Companion Program as a resource and network
  • Connection and group project work with other committee members
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities

Supervisor

Anyone interested in serving on their local SCP Advisory Committee, or to find out more information about or volunteer opportunities, is encouraged to contact the Senior Companion Program state office or their UMaine Extension county office.

State Office:

Ann Swain, Director
(207) 581-3326 or
1-800-287- 0274 (toll free in Maine)
extension.scpstateoffice@maine.edu


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