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The GOSV's publications page will keep you informed and excited about service in Maryland through our quarterly newsletters, annual reports, and our State Service Plan.


2015 Service in Action Newsletters

Here at the GOSV we are excited about service! We know that many Marylanders are too, which is why our Service in Action newsletter highlights the commitment people make each day to creating stronger communities. Our newsletter also strives to provide you with unique volunteer opportunities happening in and nearby Maryland.

Additional Newsletters

2014 Newsletters
Fall 2014
The fall edition of the Service in Action newsletter honors the extraordinary recipients of the 31st Annual Governor's Service Awards. Additionally, the edition highlights the recipients of the Honor Rows program, highlights the Montgomery Volunteer Center, and announces the Volunteer Generation Fund grantees for 2014-2015.

Summer 2014
The summer edition of the Service in Action newsletter the GOSV invites all Marylanders to join the GOSV in serving during the month of September for Day to Serve. The issue also includes information on the Honor Rows program, the Governor's Volunteer Appreciation Day at the State, and the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Spring 2014
In the spring edition of the Service in Action newsletter the GOSV celebrates National Volunteer Week by encouraging all organizations to utilize GOSV's recognition tools and events. The spring addition also includes a call for nominations for the 31st annual Governor's Service Awards and a Story of Service.
2013 Newsletters

Fall 2013
The fall edition of the Service in Action newsletter invites you to celebrate with us as the GOSV recognizes the 27 recipients of the Governor's Service Awards! This edition also includes a sample of holiday guides from volunteer centers around Maryland and two Stories of Service highlighting AmeriCorps members in Maryland.

Summer 2013
In the summer edition of the Service in Action newsletter read about the ending of the successful 2012-2013 AmeriCorps year and a Story of Service from a 2012 Community Art Collaborative AmeriCorps member. The issue also includes a spotlight on the 2nd Annual Day to Serve, and a celebratory announcement highlighting the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County being named the Corporate Volunteer Council of the Year by Points of Light.

Spring 2013
The spring edition of the Service in Action newsletter invites you to recognize volunteers across the State by nominating them for the Governor's Service Awards. Additionally, the newsletter also highlights two upcoming events - National Get Outdoors Day and the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Finally, find out how AmeriCorps Works by reading the AIM for Excellence Story of Service.

Winter 2013
The new Service in Action newsletter kicks off by highlighting volunteer opportunities, Random Acts of Kindness Week, and a story from a ShoreCorps PALS AmeriCorps member. The newsletter also asks you to save the date for AmeriCorps week, starting on March 9, 2013.

2012 Newsletters

Nov./Dec. 2012
The holiday issue features articles on the Greater Homewood Community Corporation's AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity for organizations, a story from a 2011-2012 AVID AmeriCorps member, and introduces the new 2013 eNewsletters.

Sep./Oct. 2012
In this issue learn about Montgomery County's 26th Annual Community Service Day, receive insights about writing a great grant, and discover how Sawnice Jackson is continuing to serve her community as an AmeriCorps Alumna.

Jul./Aug. 2012
Read about the Governor's Volunteer Appreciation Day, gear up for the Interfaith Day of Service, find the right tools for your next volunteer project, and read about one AmeriCorps member's experience at Indian Head.

May/Jun. 2012
This issue features highlights from the 2012 Governor's Service Awards, promotion of the 2012 Honor Rows Program, and an article on Mac Nachlas, the GOSV's Commission Chair.

Mar./Apr. 2012
Highlights of this issue include articles about 2012's National Volunteer Week, including how Washington County's Volunteer Center celebrated. This issue also features a story about a volunteer serving with Experience Corps.

Jan./Feb. 2012
Find out about national service in Maryland, how to nominate a volunteer individual or group for the Governor's Service Awards, and how Annapolis celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

2011 Newsletters

Nov./Dec. 2011
Highlights of this issue include tips on holiday volunteering, the importance of tracking volunteer hours, an update on the Volunteer Generation Fund, and meet GCSV's Joseph Murray.

Sept./Oct. 2011
Read about Comcast's Internet Essentials, take part in our next AmeriCorps funding overview webinar, and join the effort to Pledge 25 in Montgomery County.

Jul./Aug. 2011
Read about the 2011-2012 AmeriCorps*State programs, GCSV's Betsy Lafferty, and learn how to become an AmeriCorps member.

May/Jun. 2011
Read about the 2011 Governor's Service Award recipients, GCSV's Cherie Krug, and find out about the activities and resources at Volunteer Southern Maryland.

Mar./Apr. 2011
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, read about the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, and learn tips and tricks for positive program evaluation.

Jan./Feb. 2011
Find out about the Maryland grantees of the Volunteer Generation Fund, how to improve your organization's web presence, and how Maryland celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

2010 Newsletters

Nov./Dec. 2010
Highlights of this issue include the ShoreCAN volunteer center, Volunteer Generation Fund announcement, and a feature on GCSV's Tonja Lark.

Sep./Oct. 2010
This issue features articles about House of Ruth of Maryland, how to volunteer in schools, and creating a welcome environment for new volunteers.

2014 Annual Report

Released in February 2015, this report chronicles the accomplishments of the GOSV and the leadership of the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism during the AmeriCorps program year 2013-2014.

State Service Plan

In December 2009, the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism outlined a multi-year workplan. To read about the progress of the office, please refer to the summary in the current Annual Report.