The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. The program provides opportunities for skill building and leadership development and encourages and enhances a lifelong civic vocation for Corps members. Corps members provide direct service, build capacity, and recruit, organize, and mobilize additional volunteers, thus building a grassroots movement of volunteers dedicated to service.
For an overview of the Commonwealth Corps program and our current and past host site partners, as well as our newsletters, please click here.
For information on applying to become a Commonwealth Corps Member, see below.
Interested in Becoming a Commonwealth Corps Member? Register your interest now!
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Commonwealth Corps Member for the 2017-2018 program year, please register your general interest in the program here.
You can also check out the summaries of the exciting opportunities with each of our current host sites here and the 2016-2017 general position description across members here. Although the details of each host site and member role will change next year, this gives you a good sense of some of our current opportunities.
2016-2017 Commonwealth Corps members are serving for 10.5 months in a stipended full-time or half-time capacity with one of our 17 selected host site partners in the focus areas of Economic Opportunity/Workforce Development, Education, Health and Nutrifition or Youth Development, from August 15, 2016, through June 24, 2017. What they have in common is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth. Benefits include a focus on member training and development, as well as a bi-weekly stipend, a completion award, and other opportunities and supports. Applicants must be Massachusetts residents who are 18 years of age or older and eligible to work in the US. Member positions for 2017-2018 will follow a similar timeline and format, although some details may change.
Host site partners recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. During the application period, host site partners welcome applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.