Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring

Are you interested in becoming an Ambassador of Mentoring?

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The Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring (AOMs) are AmeriCorps members who are placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations statewide to help strengthen programs in the areas of match support, program development, marketing, strategic planning and mentor/mentee recruitment, mentor/mentee or parent training and curriculum development, and program development and start-up. Our 2014-15 Corps served more than 40,000 hours at 24 host sites, impacting nearly 10,000 youth and recruiting 325 mentors!

The 2016-2017 Application is Now Available!
You can apply now to be a Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring! Access the online application here.

Why become an Ambassador?

Ambassadors will:                                                                                                                                   

  • Learn skills to build their lives and the lives of others
  • Develop project management and program development skills
  • Learn capacity building, organizational and communication skills
  • Become leaders by heading their own projects
  • Build their passion for national and community service
  • Learn skills that will prepare them for the real world or future employment
  • Build systems to help youth in need

As compensation, Ambassadors receive:

  • A $5,775 educational award upon completion of service 
  • $1,250 pre-taxed stipend per month
  • Graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
  • Additional transportation reimbursement for qualifying members
  • 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the non-profit sector
  • Free health care coverage
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
  • A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues - with the potential to make lifelong friends!

If you have additional questions, please refer to our list of FAQs. For more information about AmeriCorps, please click here.

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • Be able to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service to complete host site project
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
  • Satisfactorily complete host site service project
  • Complete at least two collaborative community service projects to benefit the field of mentoring
  • Maintain a service portfolio and blog posts
  • Must be able to commute to all corps-wide trainings and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders. Responsibilities include attending a four hour pre-orientation session in July, one week-long orientation, monthly corps meetings, a mid-year retreat and two week-long community service planning sessions – Meetings located in Boston, MA
  • Maintain a service portfolio
  • Must be able to effectively manage time and meet competing demands
  • Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract

Ready for an amazing year? Apply today!

Quotes from Current AOM Corps members:

 “Since I came to the organization in August, we increased our volunteer mentors by more than 50%, and that definitely wouldn’t have been possible if I wasn’t out there in the community, recruiting, interviewing and following mentors throughout that process.”

-- Brian Eiermann, Cambridge Community Services
Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring 2015-2016

“I know I am not alone in my service year, and I have a whole network of support. I love my Corps and they are all awesome in a unique and beautiful way. I know there are many relationships I have made in my Corps that I am going to have for a very long time.”  

-- Jasmine Cespedes-Mejia, Sociedad Latina
Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring 2015-2016

2016-2017 Host Sites

Open Positions:

Filled Positions: 

Access the online application.

For more information, contact Sonal Dhingra, Program Manager, at humanresources@massmentors.org.

Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers.
Mass Mentoring Partnership makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities