About the Northern Maine AmeriCorps Collaborative

AmeriCorps members are placed in local host sites throughout Penobscot, Piscataquis and Hancock Counties (such as educational institutions, municipalities, non-profits and faith-based organizations). Members focus on creating economic opportunities for communities by working with individuals who are enrolled in programs at these host sites. They assist individuals with soft skills training and other activities, in turn preparing them for long-term employment. Activities include: mock interviewing, resume writing, basic financial acumen, group facilitation skills, dress-for-success, contingency plan creation, and more. This AmeriCorps program is particularly focused on disconnected youth and connecting them to the community through non-profit service.

Community Service Projects

EMDC's Northern Maine AmeriCorps Collaborative leads a rich, fulfilling service experience. There are several community service projects over the summer months for members to participate in, including: assisting SNAP recipients at the local farmers' market, and volunteering to assist with the Bangor Folk Festival in August.

Become an AmeriCorps Member

Our team members work hands-on with individuals in the region by helping them prepare to meet their long-term career goals. EMDC's Northern Maine AmeriCorps Collaborative members receive orientation and training, which includes: the history of AmeriCorps, introduction to the world of nonprofits, community resources, and more. EMDC's AmeriCorps Collaborative works closely with outside trainers and experts to ensure that each member has the tools they need to effect change in our communities.

Apply Today

We are looking for energetic individuals who have a passion for working with people in their communities. Members of this program will increase economic opportunity for communities by engaging youth as AmeriCorps members. Serving at host sites in Penobscot, Hancock and Piscataquis counties, members will have the opportunity to assist non-profit agencies. Host sites consist of educational institutions, municipalities, non-profits and faith-based organizations.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to AmeriCorps Project Manager Vessa Villarreal at Thank you!