Hundreds and hundreds of volunteers across the state provide nearly 39,000 hours of their time to these efforts for a total of $1.1 million dollars of in-kind time
Maine Responds Volunteers have been tirelessly working in their communities to support a wide range of initiatives in response to this pandemic. Since March 2020, Maine CDC’s Maine Responds program has provided clinical and non-clinical volunteers to support a variety of functions including: Frontline Warmline, Spiritual Care Corps, contact tracing support, long-term care facility support, COVID-19 vaccination clinic support, and most recently COVID-19 testing support. Throughout the past 20 months, we have had hundreds and hundreds of volunteers across the state provide nearly 39,000 hours of their time to these efforts for a total of $1.1 million dollars of in-kind time. This is an unprecedented achievement for Maine CDC and Maine Responds.
“It’s impossible to quantify the value of the contributions that the Maine Responds program has made to our pandemic response efforts,” said Dr. Nirav D. Shah, Director of the Maine CDC. “Whether through contact tracing, local community support, logistical support, and most recently as key contributors to Maine’s comprehensive vaccination efforts, our neighbors volunteering through the Maine Responds program have helped save lives and make Maine safer.”
Thank you to all of our volunteers for continuing to step up and show up to provide support in our communities during this response. If you are interested in joining this effort, please go to www.maineresponds.org
Provided by Sadie Faucher, Volunteer Management Coordinator, Maine CDC