​​​​​​Apply to be a Maryland Corps/Service Year Option Member.


Governor Wes Moore prioritized service as a hallmark of his administration by creating the Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation early in his first term as Governor. The Department was charged with creating two new streams of service, Service Year Option and Maryland Corps as well as expanding a legacy service program, AmeriCorps. The Department plays a leading role in promoting volunteerism across the state as well as signature Days of Service, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the commemoration of September 11th.

Whether they're preparing our state for climate change, tutoring our students, or caring for the sick, young people should have the option to perform important service today and build a foundation for our shared future. This is the first effort of its kind in the nation, and Maryland will lead the way.
– Governor Wes Moore announcing the Service Year Option


What is Maryland Corps/Service Year Option​​?

If you are looking for a way to serve your community, consider joinin​g Maryland’s new Maryland Corps/Service Year Option. Maryland Corps/Service Year Option offers a year of professional growth and career exploration where you can earn a salary, gain new skills, and identify where your talents and purpose intersect, all while serving your community with your fellow Marylanders.  Service roles will provide you with job training, an on-site mentor, and resources to be successful (personal money management training, career exploration, etc.) all while earning at least $15 an hour in your role. Upon successful completion of the program, members earn $6,000 toward tuition costs or as a cash stipend.​

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How does an organization become a Host Site (Employer) Partner for Maryland Corps/Service Year Option?

Maryland Corps/Service Year Option Host Site Partners are nonprofits, government agencies, or businesses of all sizes and industries. We seek to develop a cohort of Host Site Partners that is diverse and representative of the State of Maryland. The common denominator among all successful Host Site Partners is a commitment to Partnership with our Department, and to supporting our Members.