AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps swearing-in ceremony

Every year in Massachusetts, nearly 2,000 AmeriCorps members tackle our most pressing issues, from providing academic support in underresourced neighborhoods to protecting natural resources in at-risk ecosystems. 

In the 2021-2022 service year, Massachusetts AmeriCorps members provided 1,591,568 hours of service, which is worth an estimated $47,667,462.

Learn more about the AmeriCorps Planning Grant info session on February 27th!

Community Grant Reviewer Opportunity: Apply by February 29th!

As part of its commitment to an accessible and inclusive grant making process, The Massachusetts Service Alliance is looking for Community Grant Reviewers for its 2024 AmeriCorps grants process. Community Grant Reviewers play an important role in identifying and prioritizing critical community needs across the commonwealth. Their feedback also helps local organizations strengthen and focus their applications ahead of submission to a highly competitive federal selection process. This cycle, reviewers will evaluate either AmeriCorps Planning Grants or AmeriCorps Formula Grants.

Selected candidates will need to be available to review applications in late March and attend a live, virtual discussion session from 4:00-5:30 on either Monday April 1st OR Thursday April 4th.

Community Grant Reviewers will receive a $50 Amazon gift card on successful completion of the review process.

Learn More and Apply!

Interested applicants should review our Community Grant Reviewer Position Description and apply via our online application no later than Thursday February 29th.

AmeriCorps FAQ

AmeriCorps is a federally-supported, national network of programs that engages nearly 75,000 Americans each year in service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. In Massachusetts, there are 2,000 members serving at over 500 host sites each year, where they provide tutoring and mentoring services to children, help individuals and families with legal assistance, lead health education and job readiness workshops, maintain our natural resources and public lands, and much more.

In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members earn a Segal Education Award of up to $6,895. Here in Massachusetts, most of our programs also provide members with a modest living allowance stipend, comprehensive health care, robust professional development, and more.

Here is a 2023 Zoom recording that covers what national service and its affiliated partners (like MSA!) are. (Password: %7%03CAP)

As the state commission on service and volunteerism, the Massachusetts Service Alliance administers funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to AmeriCorps state programs in the Commonwealth. In addition, MSA monitors and evaluates the implementation of the Massachusetts AmeriCorps state programs.

Check out this page for individuals interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member!

Check out this page for organizations interested in becoming a partner with AmeriCorps in Massachusetts or hosting members!

Sign up for our alumni list here.

Additionally, feel free to check out AmeriCorps' Alums: Boston Chapter on Facebook, or sign up for their email list.

AmeriCorps Concept Proposals

The Massachusetts Service Alliance is now accepting Concept Proposals for the 2024-25 AmeriCorps Competitive Grant year. Instructions for submitting a Concept Proposal are linked below along with an FAQ describing the grants process. Concept Proposals should be submitted using the link below by September 7th, 2023. Concept Papers are required from all organizations considering launching a NEW AmeriCorps program for the upcoming grant year. For more information, reach out to ACQuestions@mass-service.org. MSA will host a Technical Assistance session to explain the process and answer questions on August 21st at 2 PM. A link to register for the session can be found below.

Instructions:

Concept Proposal Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Submission Links:

Submit Concept Paper

Submit Intent to Apply (Due August 24th)

Watch the TA Session (Password: #M$iH8JS)

Our Current Programs

We currently have 31 AmeriCorps programs in a variety of focus areas across Massachusetts. View our filterable database here.