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Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member (11-month w/ Living Stipend)

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Recruiting Organization: Break A Difference

Break A Difference is looking for an 11-month AmeriCorps Member to recruit and manage volunteers for 3 signature volunteer programs: Social Impact Saturdays, The Civic Engagement Accelerator, and our Warehouse Operations. The AmeriCorps term starts September 14, 2022 and concludes on August 1, 2023.


Living Stipend: $16,502 living stipend Childcare Allowance: Some members may qualify

Education Award: $6,495 education award Student Loans: Student loan deferment available


The Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member will aim to recruit at least 1,004 volunteers who will be a part of our:

  • Social Impact Saturdays:
  • The last Saturday of every month we will host a transformative volunteer event in various places across Baltimore City. The VM AmeriCorps Member will do email marketing, tabling fairs, and other outreach to recruit volunteers as well as play a key role in the planning and coordination of the projects.
  • Civic Engagement Accelerator:
  • This 8-month accelerator program builds an equity pipeline into the social impact sector. We accomplish this by utilizing immersive and educational volunteering and 1:1 mentoring to infuse life-changing empowerment & purpose into young people's lives. The VM AmeriCorps Member will help with outreach to potential participants and engagement of alumni.
  • Warehouse Operations:
  • Volunteers help sort, pack, and assemble supplies for volunteer events to be used in other volunteer projects in Baltimore and beyond. The VM AmeriCorps Member will help recruit and manage volunteers to support operations.



This is an 11 month, full-time (40 hours/week) AmeriCorps member position with Volunteer Maryland (VM) at Break A Difference. Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps members, ACMs, are responsible for building capacity and developing and implementing a volunteer program. The member will focus on increasing the Service Site’s effectiveness, efficiencies and/or expand the Service Site’s reach or scale. The outcome will be an increase in capacity for the Service Site to serve their identified community.

The VM service year will begin on September 14, 2022 and conclude on August 1, 2023; members must complete 1,700 service hours during the term.


VM AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend of $16,502(pending funding from the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism), and health insurance if they are not already covered. They may also qualify for a childcare allowance. Other benefits include mileage reimbursement for site-related travel, student loan deferment, professional training, valuable networking opportunities, working with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and staff, and making a real difference in a local community. After completion of a successful service year, members receive an education award of $6,495 through the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Some members may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, see additional information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:



  • Develop a written work plan and timeline for implementation.
  • Develop program materials such as a policies and procedure manual, volunteer position descriptions, promotional fliers or brochures, and screening, training, and evaluation tools.
  • Recruit volunteers. Outreach methods may include: presentations to faith, business, and/or community groups; staffing information booths at community events; and utilizing the media.
  • Screen volunteers as necessary; procedures might include interviews, reference checks, and criminal background checks.
  • Develop and facilitate orientation and training for volunteers.
  • Supervise volunteers; develop and implement recognition activities for volunteers such as special events, awards, gifts, etc.
  • Maintain accurate records of volunteer participation and report to Volunteer Maryland.
  • Evaluate progress made in achieving program goals; report on progress to Volunteer Maryland.
  • Develop community partnerships to support the volunteer program.
  • Serve as public ambassador for the Service Site, Volunteer Maryland, and AmeriCorps.
  • Participate in VM and AmeriCorps training, service projects, and other activities.
  • Note: The AmeriCorps member will not be allowed to perform duties that violate the AmeriCorps Prohibited or limited Activities or fall outside of the program goals outlined in this position description.
  • Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps members may not perform any services or duties or engage in activities that would otherwise be performed by an employee as part of the assigned duties of such employee. An employer may not displace an employee or position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours, wages or employment benefits as a result of the use of an AmeriCorps member. An organization may not displace a volunteer with an AmeriCorps member.


To participate in Volunteer Maryland, applicants must submit a written application. Staff will review the application and invite qualified applicants to interview. VM will conduct two reference checks and complete a criminal background investigation. After an applicant has been tentatively matched, the three-part criminal history check will be initiated. Individuals will not be allowed to begin training until all results are received and verified by the program.


To serve as a Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps member, an individual must:

  • be at least 17 years of age
  • have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States;
  • satisfy the national service criminal history check
  • of the national sex-offender registry
  • state repository check (Maryland and state of residence),
  • and FBI fingerprint check;
  • Criminal history checks will be initiated before the start of service; an individual will be ineligible if s/he is required to register on the National Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted of murder, or fails to disclose any previous conviction. Other convictions or pending charges will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with program policy.
  • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving, and working independently, to be able to develop and implement a volunteer program.
  • Skilled at building interpersonal relationships, to work effectively as part of a team (at the Service Site and with their cohort), and to manage volunteers.
  • Strong verbal skills, to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and community groups.
  • Skilled at written communication, to develop program materials and reports.
  • Committed to the concept of national service and to making a difference in his/her community.
  • Basic computer literacy, to be able to produce program materials and track volunteer hours.
  • Have own, or have access to, transportation to and from VM trainings, events, and Service Site-related activities.
  • Able to respond to organizational change productively and maintain positive attitude.
  • Have an open mindset and focus on possibilities thinking.


Volunteer Maryland provides approximately 20 days of training in program development, volunteer management, marketing, communication, leadership skills, history of National Service, AmeriCorps prohibited activities and unallowable activities. VM’s training schedule meets the AmeriCorps requirements outlined in 45 CFR § 2520.50. Training is held the first two weeks of the service year, with monthly training days throughout the rest of the year, and weekly support meetings. Additional training opportunities are also available through AmeriCorps, service sites and Volunteer Maryland. The Site Supervisor provides orientation to the VM AmeriCorps member Service Site.


The Site Supervisor provides day-to-day supervision. The Site Supervisor will evaluate performance in accordance with the agency’s policies. In addition, Volunteer Maryland’s Director and Program Manager provides overall supervision to all VM AmeriCorps members. VM Program Manager and Site Supervisors communicate member progress and challenges.


The Site Supervisor and VM Program Manager will complete mid-year and final evaluations. The member will complete mid-year and final self evaluations. The ACM is required to submit monthly reporting, a work plan at the beginning of the service year and a mid and final report. Additional deliverables are required throughout the service year, a deliverable schedule is provided on the first day of service.


Each Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps member is encouraged to volunteer as part of their service year. The volunteer activity cannot be within any of the prohibited or limited activities. The ACM may claim up to five percent (5%) of their 1700 hours as volunteer activities during the course of the service year.


Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Members are required to serve approximately 40 hours each week. The office hours will be Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm with occasional Saturdays for events. Volunteer Maryland hosts weekly one hour member development sessions and approximately one training day a month.


The AmeriCorps member’s Service Site is located at 1794 Union Ave Baltimore, MD 21211 VM training locations will be held at locations throughout Maryland. Please note: locations may not be accessible by public transportation.


Interested candidates can apply here: https://www.breakadifference.org/vmamericorps-position

Application Deadline is Friday, 8/5

Stipend ProvidedFalse

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Housing AvailableFalse

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Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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