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Service and Volunteerism

gja_9675 Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism

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 funds AmeriCorps State programs to support community service efforts in Maryland. Each year, the office recognizes thousands of Maryland volunteers on behalf of the governor.

vm26alumns-300x245 Volunteer Maryland

Volunteer Maryland builds stronger, healthier communities by developing volunteer programs with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools. Its vision is that all Marylanders will participate in and value service as a way of life to enrich and empower community, society, and self.

Current Programs 
14570823_1296960200348249_4234635002394332811_o Day to Serve

Day to Serve is an annual, month-long community service initiative, from September 11 to October 11, in which Maryland joins Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia in encouraging its residents to get out and volunteer.

Read Across Maryland

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives partner for this annual program and call for every Marylander to celebrate and raises awareness of reading and financial literacy during October.

Veteran Service

The Governor Hogan’s Veteran Service Specialist Program run by the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs to provide general information and resources to State employees and their families who have served in the military.