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Volunteer Maryland

Contact Information

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032

(410) 697-9282

Focus Areas

  • Aging
  • Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Disability
  • Disaster
  • Economic Security
  • Education & Youth
  • Environment
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Homelessness & Housing
  • Legal Assistance
  • Veterans & Military Families

Volunteer Maryland builds stronger, healthier communities by developing volunteer programs with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools. The program’s vision is that all Marylanders will participate in and value service as a way of life to enrich and empower community, society, and self.

  • About Us
    Volunteer Maryland (VM), an AmeriCorps program of the Governor’s Office, works to build stronger communities by developing volunteer programs that meet critical needs in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans’ services. Volunteer Maryland helps meet these needs by placing AmeriCorps members in nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies throughout the state to serve as volunteer coordinators, bridging the gap between communities facing critical problems and citizens who want to volunteer to solve those problems.
  • Our Impact
    Since 1992, Volunteer Maryland has worked with 688 AmeriCorps members to mobilize 125,323 volunteers, contributing over 1.6 million hours of service to Maryland communities. On average 80 – 85 percent met their volunteer recruitment goals and 90 – 95 percent are better able to manage their volunteer programs. In our post surveys that we do three years after our partnership concludes, 90-95 percent are continuing to manage and expand the volunteer programs.

    In addition to volunteer management capacity building, each VM Service Site sets their own goals for serving their clients and communities. Volunteer Maryland Coordinators develop work plans to meet these goals and measure their progress throughout the 11-month partnership. According to our 2015 post-partnership surveys:

    94 percent of Service Sites reported that the reliability of their volunteers has sustained or improved since the end of the partnership year.

    94 percent of Service Sites reported that building capacity through volunteer program development and recruitment has made their organization more efficient.

    100 percent of Service Sites their ability to retain volunteers has sustained or improved.