University of Maryland 4H- Diversity and Inclusion-AmeriCorps VISTA



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End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


University of Maryland College Park
College Park
United States


Go Where Your Needed!

Maryland 4-H has a mission to provide a supportive and inclusive setting for all youth to reach their fullest potential in a diverse society. Youth ages 5-18 learn beneficial and cognitive life skills through community focused, research-based experiential education programs. Maryland 4-H has a vision to be a recognized leading youth development program that inspires youth and adults to learn, grow and work together as catalyst for positive change. In 2017, Maryland 4-H served over 73,000 youth within all 23 counties and Baltimore City. Nationally, there has been discourse calling for the renewal of engagement and inclusion of more diversity within 4-H and other Extension programs. National 4-H has strategic goals to: ensure youth culture is incorporated into program design, implementation and evaluation, increase participants from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, deliver programs that are linguistically and culturally relevant and support a positive youth development approach that embodies inclusivity.

 The Maryland 4-H VISTA will work with the Maryland 4-H program to establish and/or enhance programmatic outreach strategies to increase diversity and inclusivity of Maryland’s youth and volunteer participant base. As a result, all 23 counties and Baltimore city will have additional resources, programmatic partners, and grant dollars to increase diverse and inclusive program (science, healthy living, and civic engagement) programs.


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

1. Search Listings

Go to and search for AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities that are right for you.

2. Create a Profile

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3. Apply

Once you’ve found the AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity right for you, submit an application to the appropriate listing.

4. Interview

If you are selected for an opportunity, you'll be contacted for an interview. 

5. Begin Service

If chosen for an opportunity, you will attend training and then begin your year of service.

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