Volunteer Maryland opened the application period for members of the public to become AmeriCorps members and serve as volunteer coordinators for eligible partner nonprofits.

“We have seen increased demand to support underserved communities throughout the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a greater interest in partnering with us,” said Sharon Lewis, Director of Volunteer Maryland.

“Organizations have shown so much creativity in how they distribute resources, from mobile programming and food distribution, to hybrid learning and mobilizing volunteers. This is a great time to get involved in your community.”

Volunteer Maryland is now accepting applications for candidates to become AmeriCorps members and begin an 11-month commitment to mobilizing and managing volunteers for each assigned service site starting on September 15, 2021. Apply online at Volunteer.Maryland.gov/ACM.

Volunteer Maryland partners with nonprofits, government agencies, and schools to address critical community needs, including education, economic opportunities, disaster services, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, and veterans and military families.

Last year, volunteers contributed 2,790 hours and assisted 829 clients, including 300 children, at 18 sites. No experience is required. Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps members will receive two weeks of pre-service training on volunteer coordination and best practices, and conclude their year of service on August 2, 2022.