BE AN AMERICORPS MEMBER
Each year, Volunteer Maryland recruits individuals to serve as Volunteer Maryland Coordinators at organizations throughout the State. These positions are AmeriCorps State placements and are available through funding provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The next service year will begin September 4, 2019. We will resume recruitment in Spring 2019!
- Available in April, accepting applications for the Volunteer Coordinator Position (position description)
- Available in April, accepting applications for the Peer Leader Position (position description)
30 AmeriCorps Members will serve as Volunteer Coordinators, 2 AmeriCorps Members will serve as Peer Leaders.
Make a Difference in Your Community
As a Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member (VMA), you will spend most of your year of service working at a Service Site to recruit and manage volunteers. Each VMA has a local Service Site that addresses critical community needs across Maryland. The Service Site will have identified program development and volunteer needs prior to your arrival. Once on-site, you will help make their vision a reality.
Expand Your Knowledge and Network
Volunteer Maryland provides an intensive and thorough training in the best practices of volunteer management. The training is based on VM’s Cycle of Volunteer Program Development. The initial training is followed up with on-going staff support and additional monthly training events. During the training, each Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member develops a network of peers across Maryland and works closely with these colleagues throughout the service year.
AmeriCorps member earn a living stipend in addition to the Segal Education Award (currently $6,095) which can be used towards continuing education or can be used for student loans. Further details can be found in the AmeriCorps position description.
Join a Dynamic Team of Service Leaders
AmeriCorps Members are a diverse and talented group of service leaders. In addition, VM works with extraordinary service and volunteerism colleagues across country. As a Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member, you will have an opportunity to learn from and work alongside your peers, VM staff and alumni, and state and national nonprofit leaders.
What Focus Areas do VM AmeriCorps serve?
As a VM AmeriCorps Member you have the opportunity to serve in organizations that go along with the Corporation for National Community Service’s (CNCS) key Focus Areas which include Disaster Service, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans/Military Families.
The CNCS’ defines the focus areas below…
Disaster Services helps communities across the country prepare, respond, and recover from natural and other disasters.
Economic Opportunity addresses housing, financial literacy, and employment needs of low-income individuals and families.
Education helps communities design and implement results-driven, cost-effective solutions that support student from cradle-to-career.
Environmental Stewardship trains our youth, unemployed, and underemployed citizens in conservation and “green” jobs, reconnects Americans to the outdoors, and supports successful science-based conservation strategies.
Healthy Futures uses a three-pronged approach of health-focused assistance, prevention, and intervention.