ENCorps Partnership Seeks Volunteers

Contact: Jennifer Crittenden, 262-7923

ORONO — The University of Maine Center on Aging, in partnership with the Maine Community Foundation, is seeking older volunteers for a new program, Encore Leadership Corps (ENCorps), to provide leaders for a variety of “smart growth” projects in Maine.

To get the program started, between 150 and 200 ENCorps volunteers will be selected for the 2010 cohort and trained for two days in April to serve a variety of volunteer efforts geared toward making the best use of Maine’s natural resources and improving Maine communities to make them livable for people of all ages. There is no cost to participate.

To qualify for ENCorps, prospective volunteers must be age 50 or older and be committed to learning about smart growth and improving their communities. They should be willing to volunteer to serve on a local planning board or community organization or participate in other programs that fit with the goals of the Corps. Candidates also should have a strong interest in lifelong learning.

Additional information and applications are available online, by e-mail at info@encoreleaders.org, or by calling (207) 262-7931.

Applications should be mailed to ENCorps, UMaine Center on Aging, Camden Hall, 25 Texas Ave., Bangor, 04401.