The Volunteer Correspondent Program Mission
Our mission is to prepare a network of qualified volunteer advocates and to link them in active partnerships with adults with ID/ASD.
The Volunteer Correspondent Program supports access to professional services, and enhanced quality of life, deep-rooted community connections, maximum growth, development of social networks, and a planning process that truly focuses on the individual. The VCP was created to support those Maine adults with intellectual and /or developmental disabilities having no other family or friends to advocate for their needs.
The Volunteer Correspondent Program currently employs a Program Coordinator to recruit, train, and provide ongoing support to Volunteer Correspondents.
Volunteer Correspondents are individuals who maintain contact with a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability living in a Maine community, and are recognized through an official application process of the Maine Developmental Services Oversight and Advisory Board (MDSOAB). Any questions, concerns, or challenges are relayed to the Volunteer Correspondent Coordinator, and are then considered by the MDSOAB.
The VCP is under the oversight of the Maine Developmental Services Oversight and Advisory Board (MDSOAB), and was created as part of the agreement under the historic Pineland Consent Decree.
Click here if you are ready to apply to become a Volunteer Correspondent!
Click here to fill out the release form if you have been matched with consumers under private guardianship with a VC.
Click here if you wish to be matched with an appointed Volunteer Correspondent.