ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Volunteers are the backbone of many organizations and on Wednesday people from around Maine were learning hot to get more of them.
The 26th annual 'Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism' was held in Orono. It was put together by the Maine Commission for Community Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Volunteer leaders from all 16 of the state's counties took part. They were learning new ways to recruit, engage and retain volunteers. Its estimated that 80 percent of non profits in the U-S depend on people who work for no pay.