Board Member Volunteers
The Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine (PPMM) Governing Board manages the business and affairs of the Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine with a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. PPMM is the local implementing agency for the Maine Families Program serving the Mid-Coast Region including Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties as well as the coastal towns of Brunswick to Falmouth. The PPMM Governing Board also acts as an advisory board to support, advise, and promote our Maine Families Home Visiting Program, a Parents As Teachers affiliate.
Benefits of being a member
- Opportunity to give back to your community and support local families and children.
- Collaborate with people of shared interests.
- Build upon and learn new leadership skills
- Gain experience volunteering with a non-profit organization
- 6 Meetings per year 4:30-6:30 pm either virtual or in person at the Knox/Lincoln UMaine Cooperative Extension Office in Waldoboro.
- New members are elected annually in January for a 2 year term; terms may be renewed.
- Additional time may be required for committee work, outreach or fundraising.
- Act in an advisory capacity to support the Maine Families Home Visiting Program.
- Become familiar with the bylaws, policies and procedures and update as needed.
- Oversee the agency and contract budgets and annual audit.
- Participate in fundraising efforts that include an annual appeal and small grants.
- Participate in hiring committees to hire new parent educators, supervisors, or program managers.
- Organize annual staff and board appreciation event.
- Plan events such as celebrating National Parents As Teachers Day.
- Support staff in accessing resources in the community for families as needed.
PPMM strives to achieve diversity and seeks to include educators, and representatives from early childhood organizations, family or parent participant, members of local businesses, legal and medical community, as well as individuals with backgrounds in finance and accounting. Members will:
- Be able to work as a team member.
- Express an interest in Home Visiting, Parent Education Programs, and Early Childhood Development.
- Possess general knowledge of community resources and programs.
For more information
The Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Inc. is interested in welcoming new volunteers. To learn more:
Jennifer Doherty, Program Manager
Fairfield Bonsall, Board President