AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring is an AmeriCorps Program where members serve in mentoring programs across Massachusetts.
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts. MMP serves hundreds of program partners statewide supporting thousands of youth in quality relationships. We work with mentoring programs and youth development organizations to assess programmatic needs and organizational capacity to provide customized strategies that strengthen youth, families, and communities.
Host Site Description:
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization that offers the most extensive and affordable afterschool and summer youth development programs in Lowell for ages 8 to 18. Its organizational vision is to end generational poverty in Greater Lowell. Youth in Lowell find within the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell a safe haven, mentoring from caring role models, and skills-building opportunities to create positive change in these young people’s lives. Programs include homework help, healthy lifestyle programs, career and college preparation, leadership groups, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) workshops. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell provides free nutritious meals to all youths, keep our membership fees low ($30/school year and $30/week summer), and offers scholarships to families in need. An average of 294 youths and teens each afterschool day and 257 youths and teens each summer weekday depend upon the Boys & Girls Club, and 93% of these youths are low-income.
Twenty-Five AmeriCorps Ambassadors will complete a year of service from August 2019-June 2020. These members will be placed at one host site organization to build the capacity of youth mentoring programs and organizations in the areas of match support; marketing and mentor recruitment; mentor/mentee/parent training; and program development, evaluation, and startup.
All AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring will focus on volunteer mentor recruitment efforts in their host organization as well as work with other Corps members to complete a statewide community service project that benefits the field of mentoring in Massachusetts. AmeriCorps Ambassadors will be supervised by their host organization and the Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Program Manager.
AmeriCorps Service Requirements:
General Program Qualifications
If you are interested in applying please submit on our online portal . More information about the program can be found on our webpage at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors including our full list of current open positions. Note that 1 application is required PER each organization if you are applying to more than one.
All applications require a resume that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the Ambassador of Mentoring position and a cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why you are interested in serving as an Ambassador, either in Word / PDF format and a list of 2 references.
We are interested in recruiting AmeriCorps members who call Massachusetts home. MMP is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from persons with a disability, males, and minority candidates. Note: Positions are contingent upon continued CNCS grant funding.
For more information or questions:
Contact, Thomas McGee, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers.
Mass Mentoring Partnership makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interviews as well as service term.
All positions acceptances are contingent upon a successful background check.
If you are interested in applying please submit on our online portal . More information about the program can be found on our webpage at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors…