FCS has partnered with Goodwill Industries of Northern New England to become a host site for an AmeriCorps VISTA member. AmeriCorps VISTA is “Volunteers In Service To America” and is a founding program of AmeriCorps. Every year, Goodwill partners with local non-profits who become host sites to members that are passionate about eliminating poverty in Maine.
We are excited to have Olivia Pardi join the FCS staff for a full year term of service beginning August 2, 2018. Olivia will serve as the VISTA Outreach Coordinator and she will be focused on developing age-friendly initiatives in the towns of Freeport & Pownal, Maine. In the next year, will be taking a leadership role in helping Freeport and Pownal to build a sustainable, and effective age friendly initiative that allows seniors to safely age in place-in their homes. Olivia will be taking the lead on this initiative and this Fall she will be scheduling several “community conversations” with many groups to identify ways we can all contribute to making our community livable for people of all ages.
Olivia is a recent graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington where she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Psychology. She previously worked at Guardian Special Services as a Proposal Writer and has worked at Canco Retirement Community and believes this experience will contribute to her role as a VISTA. Her strengths include her strong leadership skills, problem solving and communication skills.
Please check our page regularly as we will be adding more details on our ongoing age-friendly initiatives that Olivia will be helping us accomplish over the coming year! Please feel free to stop by to speak to Olivia!
You can contact Olivia at 865-3985 x222 or email