2015 Volunteer Maryland – Opportunities for Nonprofits and Communities

Does your organization have a wish list when it comes to volunteers? Are you looking for funding to build organizational capacity?

RMC logoPlease join Volunteer Maryland and the Rural Maryland Council for an info session, where you can learn about how both organizations can help you build capacity and better serve your mission. Along with information, there will be plenty of time to network and ask questions. Currently Volunteer Maryland is looking for potential programs as partnership opportunities.

Volunteer Maryland is an AmeriCorps program run through the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. Its purpose is to identify nonprofit organizations around the state and place AmeriCorps members in these groups. These AmeriCorps members, known as Volunteer Maryland Coordinators, help with organizing and recruitment so these nonprofits can grow and have a greater impact on their communities.

Examples of current Volunteer Maryland partnerships include:

  • The Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore. The program works on connecting farmers with the food bank and find harvesting help for the farmers. The program works with 11 farms over 8 counties on the Eastern Shore.
  • Court Appointed Advocates of Washington County. The program engages volunteers who serve as advocates for children involved in cases of child abuse and neglect.These advocates also work to advance child welfare and stability in safe homes.
  • The Greenwell Foundation. Based out of Hollywood, MD, the program works on improving and maintaining the Greenwell State Park. In addition to maintenance to the park, the program works to engage the community with individuals with disabilities and giving these people and opportunity to experience the beauty and benefits of nature that they would normally not have.

Volunteer Maryland is now working with the Rural Maryland Council and MACo to help strengthen and expand the program outside the Central Maryland region.

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Volunteer Maryland and Rural Maryland Council Information Sessions

Cecil CountyRegister
Volunteer Maryland/Rural Maryland Council Information Session
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Perryville Room
200 Chesapeake Boulevard
Elkton, MD 21921

Allegany CountyRegister
Volunteer Maryland/Rural Maryland Council Information Session
Monday, March 9, 2015
2:00 pm to 4:00pm
LaVale Public Library
815 National Highway
LaVale, MD 21502

Baltimore CountyRegister
Volunteer Maryland/Rural Maryland Council Information Session
Thursday, March 12, 2015
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maryland Food Bank
2200 Halethorpe Farms Road
Baltimore, MD 21227


The Rural Maryland Council is an independent state agency that works to bring together rural public and private stakeholders to address the challenges that face Rural Maryland.  The Council administers the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund which distributes grants to rural non-profits for statewide and regional planning, economic and community development and agricultural and forestry education projects.  The goal of the Fund is to build capacity of non-profits in rural areas. Rural Maryland Council – The Collective Voice for Rural Maryland: rural.maryland.gov

Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps program, builds stronger communities by developing effective volunteer programs. Since 1992, Volunteer Maryland has worked with organizations across the State to better mobilize volunteers, and create structures to retain volunteers and show results.   On average, each Volunteer Maryland partnership yields over 180 new volunteers and each volunteer provides at least 15 hours of service.  Volunteer Maryland has the expertise to help create a volunteer program that works. Volunteer Maryland – Knowledge, Action, Results:  www.volunteermaryland.org