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Volunteer Recognition

Left to Right: Steven McAdams, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives; Rick Yount, Executive Director of Warrior Canine Connection; Nicki Fiocco, Director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism; Robert L. Finn, Deputy Secretary of Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs presenting 60+ Governor’s Volunteer Certificates for Warrior Canine Connection volunteers who served over 250 hours in 2019 with Cooper the Golden.

Each year, we celebrate Marylanders’ service to their communities in many ways.

Governor Hogan’s “Volunteer Appreciation Day” at the Maryland State Fair
Volunteer coordinators and connectors may register volunteer service to reserve discounted admission, food, and ride discounts for their volunteers. Learn more. 

M&T Bank Honor Rows Program
During each Baltimore Ravens home game throughout the regular season, the M&T Bank Honor Rows program salutes youth groups who provide outstanding services to our communities. Learn more.

Governor’s Service Awards
The Governor’s Service Awards recognizes Maryland citizens for their significant contributions to the life and health of the State. Learn more.

Youth Service Awards
The Youth Service Awards recognizes Maryland youth and youth groups for their significant volunteer contributions to change Maryland for the better. Learn more about the inaugural year.

Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards
The Governor’s Service Awards recognizes Maryland-based, African American-founded organizations that provide volunteer service to improve Maryland communities for all. Learn more.

Governor’s Volunteer Certificate Recipients
Browse official recipients here.

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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