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Purpose of our Office

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is part of the Maryland State Service Commission. Our primary mission is to promote service through recognition, provide training and allocate resources to AmeriCorps programs that enrich lives and communities through service and volunteerism. We accomplish this mission through our work with AmeriCorps programs and members throughout the state of Maryland.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER NOW: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2024 

Join us this MLK Day as we come together to build a Beloved Community through unity, service, and transformation. Let’s honor Dr. King’s legacy by working toward a more just and equitable society, where everyone is valued and respected, regardless of their race, ability, religion, or background. By participating in service projects, we can bridge divides, heal wounds, and create lasting change that will benefit our communities for years to come. Learn More HERE!

UPDATE: Fall 2023 AmeriCorps Planning Grants NOW CLOSED

Successful applicants will work with the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism from Fall 2023 – August 2024 to develop a new AmeriCorps program.

Eligible organizations can apply for planning grants of up to $100,000 with the ability to expand up to $240,000 for those organizations that have projects that closely align with the Governors’ strategic priorities: climate, education, public safety, and public health.  

Find out if this is a good fit for your organization and how to apply HERE

Maryland AmeriCorps Info Sessions and Notice of Funding Opportunities 

Thank you for your interest in current and future funding opportunities to serve Marylanders through AmeriCorps. If you would like to receive e-mail updates regarding upcoming Information Sessions and/or AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) please sign up by clicking this link.


AmeriCorps Office of Inspector General Hotline
The Inspector General for AmeriCorps, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are committed to investigating and prosecuting individuals who defraud the AmeriCorps program and programs under the CARES Act. If you are aware of fraud, waste, or abuse affecting AmeriCorps or any of its programs, contact the AmeriCorps Office of Inspector General Hotline (

Customer Service Promise

The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with friendly and courteous, timely and responsive, accurate and consistent, accessible and convenient, and truthful and transparent services.
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