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, Volunteer.gov (National Park Service), and VolunteerMatch.
Volunteer safely using your local volunteer connector:
- United Way of Central Maryland
- COVID-19 Community Connect
- Montgomery County Volunteer Center
- Business Volunteers Maryland
- United Way of Frederick County
- United Way of Washington County
- United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
- Volunteer Cecil
- City of Rockville Volunteer Opportunities
- Habitat for Humanity
- Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
- 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.
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.