Maine Commission for Community Service Collaboration

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) provides information, training, and technical assistance to the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS) to promote the involvement and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in National Service Programs. Activities include  dissemination of fact sheets and resource materials which support inclusive national service, and promotion of the VolunteerMaine website and assistance with marketing materials.

Funding Source:

Maine Commission for Community Service

Funding Period:

July 1, 2009 – January 31, 2011

Contact Person:

Janet May
Coordinator for Transition and Adults
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 204
Orono, ME 04469-5717
TTY users call Maine Relay 711


Volunteer Recruitment and People with Cognitive Disabilities Packet (PDF) – A collection of five handouts created to introduce the concept of volunteering to people with cognitive or developmental disabilities and to encourage the development of volunteer placements.

The individual handouts were available as accessible PDFs below.

  • Volunteer Recruitment and People With Cognitive Disabilities (PDF) (cover & intro only)
  • What Does it Mean to be a Volunteer? (PDF)
  • Questions You May Have About Volunteering (PDF)
  • My Talents & Gifts (PDF)
  • Community Service Interest Inventory (PDF)
  • Possible Volunteer Sites (PDF)

MCCS Competencies for Managers of Volunteers 2011 (PDF) –  December 2011

Previous materials:

  • 2008 Competencies for Managers of Volunteers: Continuum Indicators
  • Volunteer Management Competencies-Indicators for Novice to Expert