Stand out from the crowd and build a new network.

Join Governor Wes Moore and the Maryland Corps/ Service Year Option to make a difference in your community. Gain valuable skills, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute to a sustainable future.

Join a select network that helps you stand out.

The Maryland Corps/ Service Year Option is fully endorsed by Governor Wes Moore.  If selected, you will join Maryland's most prestigious program for government and public service. No matter what you think you might want to do next, securing a Service Year slot will give you a leg up for your next opportunity.  


Real work experience. Professional development opportunities. Lasting connections.


Work in diverse ecosystems. Collaborate with experts. Make a difference in your community.

Get on a path to a career that pays $50K or more. Is this you?

Site Supervisor or Crew Lead

Are you outgoing and like to speak up? If you are good and taking notes and following up, consider a career that involves leading teams to manage construction and energy projects.  Site supervisor and crew lead roles start at $50K and up in most cities.

Plant Operator or Green Infrastructure Technician

Operators and technicians keep buildings and outside environments working like new - as they were designed. Indoors, you will be responsible for monitoring and repairing equipment. Outdoors, you will monitor and repair landscapes. In the green economy, many of these jobs pay $50K or more.

Community Outreach Lead

In the green jobs space, Community Outreach & Engagement Leads help Urban Greening & Electrification teams drive engagement. Tasks range from using GIS to identify vulnerable households to building relationships with residents and policymakers while collecting data and supporting storytelling campaigns.

Join our 250+ alumni who transformed their lives in one year.

The Maryland Corps/Service Year Option is a dedicated team of professionals who share a common belief in the power of service to change lives and improve our society. Through hands-on projects and community engagement, they strive to make a positive impact on Maryland while inspiring others to take action.

Your Potential Host Organizations

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The Experience You'll Get

Full-time Work

Corps Members work full-time for a year in a range of roles with non-profit or government agencies, focusing on areas such as public safety, health, climate change, environmental education and sustainable agriculture


The host organizations that choose to participate in the Service Year are leaders in their respective fields that want to play an active role in developing entry-level talent. You will be surrounded by individuals at every level who are cheering for your success and doing everything possible to see you succeed.

A Bonus

Participants will earn a completion award of $6,000 that may be accessed as a direct payment or as a deposit into a Maryland 529 Education Account for those pursuing their studies.