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Join AmeriCorps

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Each year, Volunteer Maryland recruits individuals to serve as Volunteer Coordinators at organizations throughout the state. Serve at a non-profit in Maryland that’s making an impact to support underserved communities! You can make a difference! These positions are AmeriCorps State placements and are available through funding provided by AmeriCorps. Our service year begins September 13, 2023 and will conclude July 30, 2024. We are currently hiring for AmeriCorps members! Apply Now.

You may also send resume, cover letter, and references to (note you will still have to create an account and apply in the AmeriCorps portal prior to beginning of service.) 

Why Serve? 

AmeriCorps Living Allowance and Benefits

AmeriCorps member earn a modest living allowance of $17,600 in addition to the Segal Education Award (currently $6,895) which can be used towards continuing education or can be used towards your student loan debt or passed to an immediate child or grandchild. Maybe there’s even a course that you’ve always wanted to take? Health benefits are also provided if you’re currently not insured and childcare if needed. Further details can be found in the AmeriCorps position description.

Make a Difference in Your Community

Two Volunteers planting treesAs a Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member (ACM), you will spend most of your year of service at a Service Site recruiting and managing volunteers. Each ACM 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 along with mini-trainings and service projects. These are highly engaging and provide great support in your journey as an AmeriCorps member and valuable to your journey beyond! During the training, each Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member develops a network of peers across Maryland and serves closely with these colleagues throughout the service year.

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 one of AmeriCorps key focus areas…

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.

Veterans and Military Families – our nation has a sacred obligation to care for veterans and their families after they separate from service. AmeriCorps shares this belief and has made serving and engaging veterans and military families one of its priority focus areas.