The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Volunteer Southern Maryland's vision is to mobilize people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems.
Volunteer Southern Maryland proudly opened its doors on July 17, 2002 after one year of planning. It started when a group of community members began meeting to assess the need for a volunteer center. Today VSMD is placing volunteers in various opportunities throughout the community. The primary role of VSMD is to recruit and mobilize citizens to meet local needs through volunteer service. VSMD provides consultation, training and technical assistance to businesses and nonprofit organizations that work with volunteers to build their skills in recruiting, managing, retaining and recognizing volunteers. Volunteer Southern Maryland's vision is to mobilize people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems. To achieve this vision, VSMD utilizes the following core competencies: * Connect people with opportunities to serve * Build the capacity for effective local volunteering * Promote Volunteering * Participate in strategic initiatives that mobilize volunteers to meet local community needs