The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. Through the use of federal dollars, the Office on Service and Volunteerism is funding 18 AmeriCorps State programs to support disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families in Maryland.
The Office on Service and Volunteerism was founded in 1993; and the office supports more than 800 AmeriCorps members each year through its grant-making program. In addition, the office advocates for effective volunteer program management and recognizes volunteer service across the state on behalf of the Governor of Maryland. Each year, thousands of Maryland volunteers are recognized by the Governor’s Office through activities and services provided by the Office on Service and Volunteerism.
The Office is supported by the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and adheres to the State Service Plan.