Maryland’s service and volunteerism are part of a rich tradition, which reaches as far back as 1633 when the Maryland Charter established its first militia. The tradition evolved further in 1993 when Maryland piloted some of the first AmeriCorps programs under President Bill Clinton’s National and Community Service Trust Act that created AmeriCorps.
Per the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, volunteerism is strong in 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.
On Maryland’s Upper Shore aging seniors represent a vulnerable segment especially post the critical COVID era. Consider sharing your talents and skills and join the Volunteers on the Shore cadre of senior volunteers helping other seniors.