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!

2016-2017 Application
Positions for the 2016-2017 have been filled. If you are interested in applying for the 2017-2018 service year, you can fill out the intent to apply form 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? Fill out the 2017-2018 intent to apply form. 

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

Submit a 2017-2018 intent to apply.

For more information, contact Tom McGee, AOM Program Manager, at tmcgee [at] massmentors [dot] org or 617.695.2473.

Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers.
Mass Mentoring Partnership makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interview as well as service term
All position acceptances are contingent upon a successful background check.