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ShoreCorps/PALS Partner Sites

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Becoming a Partner Site

ShoreCorps AmeriCorps members engage in direct service to build the organizational capacity to address critical needs and assist with volunteer management by partnering with community based organizations, schools, governmental agencies, non-profits, and faith-based organizations.

Sites can choose to have full-time members at 1700 hours (approx. 40 hours/week), half-time members at 900 hours (approx. 20 hours/week), or minimum-time members at 300 hours (approx. 10 hours/week) during the 48 week service year.

The service year starts in August upon receipt of grant funding.

For more information please read our partner site information sheet.

Benefits of Having an AmeriCorps Member at your Agency:

  • An extra individual to help with programming and managing of volunteers to expand the capacity of your program during the service year.
  • Support from PALS staff to mentor, supervise, train, coach, and assist with member development and learning.
  • All enrollment paperwork including background checks and the members’ biweekly stipends handled by PALS staff.

The Process:

  • Fill out and submit an Interest Form.
  • Sara Heim will contact you to discuss how your organization can best utilize an AmeriCorps member along with the expectations we have for our sites during the service year.
  • Start recruiting! ShoreCorps will create and post a member position description based on your Interest Form.
  • It is up to the site to interview the applicants we send them and choose the best fit.
  • Once you've made your decision you will be asked to complete the partnership packet. A member for your program can not be enrolled until the partnership packet is complete. This will be sent to you via email.
  • It is the goal of ShoreCorps to have all members in place by September 1st 2017.

* Please note: We have a limited number of open slots for new sites and they fill up quickly every year. *


Meet our Partners! Current ShoreCorps/PALS Service Sites for 2016/17 Service Year

Listed below are our partner service sites with the member responsibilities at each of our sites. Please refer to the organization's website for more information about the agency or specific agency programs.

Talbot County

Phillip's Warf Environmental Center - St. Michaels, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member at Philip's Wharf is responsible for helping coordinate youth events to educate the public on the wellness of the Chesapeake Bay.

Wicomico County

Epoch Dream Center - Hebron, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps Member at the Epoch Dream Center will be responsible for leading team building activities, circle time discussions, character training lessons, homework help, and reading time each day from 3:30-6:30 Monday - Thursday. The member will also be responsible for helping the staff with planning, set up and break down as well as volunteering at the local elementary school.

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. - Salisbury, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member at the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. will be responsible for presenting education seminars on financial exploitation to Older Adults at various places all over the lower four counties.

MAC, Inc. - Salisbury, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps members at MAC, Inc. help with the supervision and functions of the telephone outreach services, the caregivers resource center and job training of Older Adults in Wicomico County.

Salisbury Urban Ministry - Salisbury, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member at Salisbury Urban Ministry helps enrich children's lives at the Kids Cafe program.

Salisbury Youth Civics Council - Salisbury, Maryland
~ The member will serve as the coordinator of a new Salisbury Youth Civics Council to build civic pride, understanding and ownership. In partnership with Wicomico County and Board of Education, the member will engage Salisbury-area youth in meetings that address critical community questions; provide mentoring opportunities with local leaders; and facilitate educational seminars on local government and civic engagement.

Salisbury Zoological Park - Salisbury, Maryland
~ Conduct on-site and off-site Zoo education programs designed to foster an understanding of and appreciation for diversity and to encourage environmental stewardship and community-based action designed to improve the world in which we live. The member will also assist with the care and handling of the education animal collection, volunteer recruitment and training, office tasks and cleaning necessary for educational programming.

Village of Hope - Salisbury, Maryland
~ The Translational Living Program at Village of Hope seeks to provide a long-term safe, and encouraging residential community of women and children who are striving towards a life of independence and fulfillment. We provide transitional living housing for homeless women with or without dependent children. This is a two year program at which time we provide counseling, individual and group for each women. The director and the case worker develop monthly programs to benefit the resident’s transition back into the community such as; budgeting workshops, parenting classes, nutritional programs, etc.

Ward Museum - Salisbury, Maryland
~ The Ward Museum is a crucial interdisciplinary learning resource for the Delmarva Peninsula. The museum’s Education Department serves over 19,000 youth and adult students every year through a variety of dynamic, hands-on programs, tours, and summer camps that focus on exploring birds in nature, discovering birds in culture, and creating birds in art. The museum offers programming to schools, home school, scouts and other organized groups.

Wicomico County Health Department, GEMS program - Salisbury, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member at the GEMS program helps to mentor teenagers and educate them about healthy living.

Wicomico County Public Library - Salisbury, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps members at the Wicomico Public Library will plan and lead afterschool library activities for elementary and middle school students, participate in branch story time programs, serve as a library liaison to the school and help develop a youth advisory group for the Branch. The member will interact with students, school staff and volunteers.

Worcester County

Delmarva Discovery Center - Pocomoke City, Maryland
~ The Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke River serves as a source of learning and discovery for the public through the preservation and interpretation of its cultural and natural heritage. The member will develop and deliver scientific presentations, coordinate volunteer scheduling and training, assist with live animal care and promote publicized program opportunities.

ShoreCorps/PALS Service Sites we have Partnered with in Previous Years

Caroline County

Caroline County FACES - Denton, Maryland
~ At the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore the AmeriCorps Member will act as Education Coordinator and is responsible for creating, scheduling, and implementing classes and workshops; recruiting and training volunteers; supporting exhibit coverage and administration; maintaining database of volunteers, fiber artists, classes, and exhibit information; updating website.

Caroline County Health Department Prevention - Denton, Maryland
~ AmeriCorps members will be responsible for outreach and recruitment of youth for a coalition youth council, planning and facilitating youth events in the community and managing the youth council’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

Caroline County Health Department - Denton, Maryland
~ AmeriCorps members will assist with recreational and other activities at the Adult Medical Day Care as well as at the youth summer camp and other youth activities.

Caroline County Recreation and Parks - Denton, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member at Caroline County Rec & Parks will support youth fitness goals in Caroline County and will implement fitness and nutrition workshops for elementary-age school children in Caroline County after-school programs.

Somerset County

College Preparation Intervention Program - Princess Anne,Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member at CPIP will recruit students in may be interested in enrolling in a 3-credit college class. He/she will organize college tours and arrange for financial aid and career development workshops.

Somerset County Board of Education - Westover, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member at the Somerset County BOE will provide direct service mentoring operations for Somerset County Public Schools, work with supervisors of Student Services to oversee and manage the mentoring program, organize and host orientation for new mentors, and provide other duties to support the mentoring program.

Talbot County

Talbot Mentors - Easton, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member at Talbot Mentors will be responsible for coordinating asset building activities for mentor-mentee pairs for the youth mentoring organization, maintaining ongoing communication with the volunteers in the program.

Wicomico County

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Salisbury, Maryland
~ Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to help children reach their fullest potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships and a full range of youth mentoring programs with measurable impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a private, non-profit agency which matches adult volunteers with children from single-parent families. The goal of this friendship is to help the child with the tough job of growing up, expose him or her to new learning experiences, and to help strengthen his or her

Fruitland Community Center - Salisbury, Maryland
~ Fruitland Community Center provides an after-school program for children in the Fruitland area. Participants enjoy arts, music, scouting, and an emphasis on STEM activities. Member needs to be available during after-school hours- 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., with addition hours during the week a possibility. FCC also runs a summer program in June and July for approximately 25 hours/week.

Fruitland Primary School - Fruitland, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps Member will work with children that have been identified by the teachers as children who are struggling in reading and/or math. The member will work with the students in small groups or one on one in the classroom or a designated area in the building. The Corps Member, if available will be asked to help supervise field trips or complete other duties around the school.

Junior Achievement - Salisbury, Maryland
~Junior Achievement programs teach financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship in a classroom setting during school hours. The member will recruit, train and help implement programming in K-12 classrooms over the five county area of the Eastern Shore. The member needs to be available during school hours as well as other hours as needed for special events.

Kids of Honor, Inc. - Salisbury, Maryland
~ Kids of Honor, a youth-based non-profit that empowers youth to graduate from high school. The member will facilitate the high school program (Y.E.A.H.) and assist fifteen partner programs in Wicomico County. Member needs to be available during after-school hours- 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.- in addition to other hours during the week.

Stop the Violence - Salisbury, Maryland
~ Stop the Violence provides an after-school program for children in the Church Street area of Salisbury. Students get help with homework, tutoring, reading assistance, computer use, and sports activities. Member needs to be available during after-school hours, approximately 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., with addition hours during the week a possibility.

Wicomico Mentoring Project - Salisbury, Maryland
~ Junio AmeriCorps Member duty is to assist the mentoring coordinator at Salisbury Middle School with all duties of the Wicomico Mentoring Project. The member will interact with students, school staff and volunteers.

Worcester County

Delmarva Discovery Center - Pocomoke City, Maryland
~ The Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke River serves as a source of learning and discovery for the public through the preservation and interpretation of its cultural and natural heritage. The member will develop and deliver scientific presentations, coordinate volunteer scheduling and training, assist with live animal care and promote publicized program opportunities.

Worcester County Health Dept. - Prevention Office - Snow Hill & Berlin, Maryland
~ Assist prevention specialists with the provision of prevention services specifically directed towards youth. Serve with specialist to assist youth in several gender specific groups and after-school programs with a focus on prevention of risk-behaviors (i.e., tobacco use, alcohol or other drugs, etc.). Also participate in outreach activities to disseminate information concerning these risk behaviors.

Worcester County Health Dept. - Helping Adolescents Recovery Today (H.A.R.T.) - Snow Hill, Berlin, Ocean City, Maryland
~ The AmeriCorps member helps to educate adolescents on the dangers of substance use, goal setting, healthy life skills and pro-social activities. The member also works with youth and their families to develop appropriate natural supports in the community. The target population is high-risk adolescents in need of a stable role model, those returning from out of home placement, or those in danger of being placed out of the home due to behavior issues.

Contact ShoreCorps/PALS for more information.

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