Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring

Chon'tel Washington, 2010-2011
Sarah Kim
Arielle Sobov
Brian Eiermann, 2015-2016
Jasmine Cespedes-Mejia, 2015-2016

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. 

Ambassadors of Mentoring work on volunteer mentor recruitment efforts in their host organization as well as work with other corps members to complete statewide community service projects that benefit the field of mentoring in Massachusetts. Ambassadors will be supervised by their host organization and the Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Program Manager. 

Since 2008, 175 AOMs have served through 64 mentoring agencies with an average of 1,500 volunteer inquiries that resulted in an average of 379 mentors matched each year. AOMs have reached more than 10,000 youth through nearly 35,000 hours of service.

*Is your program interested in hosting an Ambassador? Learn more here.*

Become an AOM

We are now recruiting for the 2017-2018 service year! If you are interested in applying to become an Ambassador of Mentoring, please complete the application here

2017 -2018 Host Sites:

Why become an Ambassador?

Ambassadors:                                                                                                                                   

  • 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 field-wide service projects
  • Build their passion for national and community service
  • Learn skills that will prepare them for the real world and future employment
  • Build system capacity at a nonprofit to help youth in need

As compensation, Ambassadors receive:

  • A $5,935 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

Previous Host Sites Include:

  • Ascentria Community Services, a subsidiary of Ascentria Care Alliance 
  • Berkshire Children and Families
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands (Cape Cod)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest  (Worcester) 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (Boston)
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
  • Boston Partners in Education
  • Cambridge Community Services (CCS)
  • Centerboard
  • Children's Friend and Family Services
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI)
  • Mass Mentoring Partnership - Community Outreach Associate
  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities 
  • Reader to Reader, Inc. 
  • Sociedad Latina
  • Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc. 
  • The City School/Chica Project 
  • The DREAM Program - Harvard/BU
  • The DREAM Program - Teen Mentoring
  • Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Inc. 

 

Ready for an amazing year?

Submit your 2017-2018 application. 

For more information, contact Tom McGee, AOM Program Manager, at tmcgee@massmentors.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.