The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in direct service to rebuild communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. The Commonwealth Corps has a dual-focus on members' impact in their organizations and communities, as well as on their own growth and development.
Apply to Become a 2018-19 Commonwealth Corps Host Site
MSA partners with nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and public entities to reinvigorate civic involvement to help address the Commonwealth's most urgent needs. Agencies can apply to host 2-4 full-time members or 3-6 half-time members for a 10.5 month term of service from 8/15/18 through 6/29/19 in one of our designated focus areas: economic opportunity, education (early or K-12), health/nutrition, veterans' support, and youth development/youth violence prevention.
Commonwealth Corps Members make a difference in Massachusetts by:
- Providing direct service,
- Building capacity of local organizations, and
- Recruiting and mobilizing additional volunteers
If you are interested in applying to be a Commonwealth Corps Host Site Partner, please review our Request for Proposals (RFP), and note that a brief Intent to Apply (found here) is due by January 8, 2018, and the full application is due by 5pm on January 24, 2018 (click here to access the online application system). Applicants will be notified of selection in early April.
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- Slides from 2018-2019 Host Site Application Technical Assistance Webinar
- Recording of 2018-2019 Host Site Application TA Webinar
- FAQ for 2018-2019 RFP
Once you have reviewed the RFP, if you would like to find out more about the program or have additional questions, please contact Commonwealth Corps Program Manager Amy Mulvena (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant Julianne DeFilippis (JDeFilippis@Mass-Service.org). Summaries of this year's 17 host site partnerships and their member roles can be found here.