VOLUNTEER MARYLAND

Barbara E. Reynolds, Executive Director

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
(410) 514-7270
e-mail: volmd@erols.com
fax: (410) 514-7277
web: www.volunteermaryland.org


Budget

Historical Evolution

Organizational Structure


In 1992, Volunteer Maryland was created by the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Citizenship as one of seven demonstration projects nationwide funded by the federal Commission on National and Community Service. Initially a program within the Office on Volunteerism, Volunteer Maryland became a separate entity under the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in 1997.

By partnering with local nonprofit agencies, Volunteer Maryland develops volunteer programs that meet a community's critical needs in education, human services, public safety, or the environment. Since 1995, Volunteer Maryland has been an AmeriCorps program which, in partnership with local agencies, recruits and trains full-time Volunteer Maryland coordinators to serve in their communities as volunteer managers for one year. During the year, Volunteer Maryland provides extensive training and technical assistance to the coordinators and their partner agencies. Following the year of service and program development, Volunteer Maryland conducts an evaluation to measure whether the volunteer programs are able to continue, given their organizational capacity as well as number of active volunteers, and how the year of service has affected each coordinator in terms of their ongoing involvement in community service and public affairs.

Besides the one-year AmeriCorps program, Volunteer Maryland also conducts on-site training and provides technical assistance for State agencies and community partners. Education and outreach on volunteerism and national service throughout Maryland and the national AmeriCorps network are another responsibility of Volunteer Maryland.


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Lt. Governor
Alan H. Fleischmann, Lt. Governor's Chief of Staff
(410) 974-2804
e-mail: ltgovernor@gov.state.md.us
fax: (410) 974-5882

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