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Volunteering in Maryland

The spirit of volunteerism and community and national service is alive and well during this time of need.  The State of Maryland and its community partners are working to help Marylanders, and are proud to support Marylanders serving Marylanders.

Your support of front-line organizations caring for vulnerable populations is urgently needed now, while donations are also needed in the long-term to all social impact organizations to weather the long-term consequences of this crisis and our collective recovery.

Please consider donating to critical needs at Maryland Unites or learning more at Marylanders Serving Marylanders: Resources During Coronavirus.

Use the AmeriCorps Volunteer Search, powered by VolunteerMatch, to find an opportunity near you through one of these organizations: AmeriCorps, Idealist, Catholic Volunteer Network, JustServe, MENTOR, (National Park Service), and VolunteerMatch.

Regional Volunteering Opportunities by Maryland Counties:

Additional Volunteer Opportunities in Maryland

Volunteer safely using your local volunteer connector:

  1. United Way of Central Maryland
  2. COVID-19 Community Connect
  3. Montgomery County Volunteer Center
  4. Business Volunteers Maryland
  5. United Way of Frederick County
  6. United Way of Washington County
  7. United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
  8. Volunteer Cecil
  9. City of Rockville Volunteer Opportunities
  10. Habitat for Humanity
  11. Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
  12. Mayland Food Bank

Please adhere to all safety protocols for each organization. Donations are the best way to serve Marylanders safely. Consider donating to the most critical volunteer and donation needs on Marylanders Serving Marylanders, here.

Volunteers taking the pledge

Maryland has been leading through service and volunteerism, as part of a rich tradition, reaching as far back as 1633 when the Maryland Charter established its first militia and in 1993 when Maryland piloted some of the first AmeriCorps programs when President Bill Clinton signed the National and Community Service Trust Act that created AmeriCorps.

From those points in history, Maryland citizens and AmeriCorps members have continued to dedicate their time and skills to environmental stewardship, education, mentorship, community development, and countless other services to communities, local nonprofits, and national service

Today, Maryland citizens continue to dedicate themselves to creating a stronger Maryland. According to a report on volunteering in the United States released by the Corporation for National and Community Service,

  • 1.7 million Marylanders volunteer each year;
  • Marylanders provide 181.9 million hours of service;
  • 96.0% of residents regularly talk or spend time with friends and family.

Volunteering in Maryland Map

Want to serve your community? The Maryland Volunteer Centers operate around Maryland and act as matchmakers for citizens who want to serve and nonprofits and communities who need help.

Disaster Volunteering

For those looking to support people in need after a disaster the Govenor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism provides a list of private and nonprofit agenices active in disaster relief.

Volunteer Management

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism aims to connect new Volunteer Managers with training tools and resources to support their efforts.

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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