ANNAPOLIS, MD– Volunteer Maryland today announced the start of their 2018–2019 service year with 27 AmeriCorps members serving in partner sites throughout the state. This year, Volunteer Maryland will serve three more Maryland counties than last year. In preparation for the service year, AmeriCorps members have attended training sessions and seminars hosted by Volunteer Maryland.

“Every year, Volunteer Maryland aims to serve the entire state. This year, we are excited to have our members serve from the western mountains, across the Chesapeake Bay, and everywhere in between,” said Nicki Fiocco Director of Volunteer Maryland. “This Volunteer Maryland class is comprised of diverse individuals who have unique backgrounds with regards to work and life experiences. Some members moved from out of state to serve specifically within the Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps program. With the talents and motivation of the VM31 Class, we are eager to see how they move the needle on critical needs in Maryland communities.”

Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps members serve as Volunteer Coordinators, addressing critical community needs including education, economic opportunity, and environmental stewardship. Volunteer Coordinators focus on building capacity for their respective organizations’ volunteer programs to better serve the needs of Marylanders. In addition, two AmeriCorps members serve as Peer Leaders within Volunteer Maryland as part of the support team, mentoring and providing support to members in the field. 

This year’s Volunteer Maryland partner sites include: 

  • Adkins Arboretum – Caroline County
  • Anne Arundel Forestry Board – Anne Arundel County
  • Arlington Echo (Anne Arundel County Public Schools) – Anne Arundel County
  • Board of Carroll County Bureau of Aging – Carroll County
  • Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry – Calvert County
  • Deep Roots Inc – Cecil County
  • Druid Heights Community Development Corporation – Baltimore City
  • Elms Environmental Education Center – Mary’s County
  • Friends of Carrie Murray – Baltimore City
  • Garrett County Community Action Committee – Garrett County
  • Hospice Caring Inc. – Montgomery County
  • Human Services Programs – Carroll County
  • Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services – Prince George’s County
  • Laurel Highlands Council (Boy Scouts of America) – Allegany County
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services – Baltimore City
  • Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office – Montgomery County
  • Partners in Care Inc. – Frederick County
  • Pigtown Main Street Inc. – Baltimore City
  • Project Plase – Baltimore City
  • Safe Alternative Foundation for Education – Baltimore City
  • Seeds 4 Success – Anne Arundel County
  • Senior Legal Services – Baltimore City
  • Stepping Stones Shelter – Montgomery County
  • The Arc of Southern Maryland – Calvert County
  • The Samaritan Woman – Baltimore County
  • The Seed School of Maryland – Baltimore City
  • The Ulman Cancer Fund – Baltimore City
  • Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity – Caroline/Queen Anne’s County
  • UMB CURE Scholars Program – Baltimore City