AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring

Arielle Sobov
Brian Eiermann, 2015-2016
Jasmine Cespedes-Mejia, 2015-2016

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Become an AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring

The AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring (AAOMs) 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. AAOMs 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. Since 2008, 175 AAOMs 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. AAOMs 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.*

Program Details

AmeriCorps Service Requirements - Ambassadors must:

  • 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

As compensation, Ambassadors receive:

  • A $5,935 educational award upon completion of service 
  • A bi-weekly pre-taxed stipend every 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.

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?
We are now recruiting for the 2019-2020 service year! 

2019 - 2020 Open Host Site Full Year Positions:

Sociedad Latina - Mentores en Acción Coordinator
The goal of our Mentores en Acción program is to support Latino youth through high school and prepare them for college and workplace success. We achieve this goal by pairing youth with Success Mentors who provide personal, academic, and career exploration support in 9th-12th grades and in the first year of college. In 2019-20, the Ambassador of Mentoring will capitalize on these efforts by maintaining current matches and recruiting a greater number of young professional mentors of color to support our Escalera college and career readiness programming. The AAOM will also be responsible for training mentors around best practices for supporting English Learners and providing support in college and career readiness; and creating opportunities for mentoring matches to build relationships outside of the classroom and explore their cultural identity, such as field trips to cultural institutions, and higher education and career exploration activities.

Learn More About This Position | Apply

 

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell - Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator
Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator will: Review and assess the existing Mentoring Program plan; Research effective mentoring programs and strategies and propose changes based on the Elements of Effective Practices of Mentoring; Assess and revise current training materials for mentors and mentees; Create an onboarding and orientation system and supplemental materials for training new mentors; Create a sign-up sheet for youth interested in the Mentoring Program; Plan and implement recruitment events for both mentors and mentees at the Club; Research and implement a matching system to help pair mentors with mentees and improve the longevity of the relationship; Provide ongoing training and support for all mentors; Supervise and observe mentor-mentee meetings which will take place at the Club; Create mentor recruitment materials to be distributed throughout the Greater Lowell community; Utilize the Mass Mentoring Partnership’s Technical Assistance Project; Develop a well-documented and concrete plan to be instilled at the organization for years to come; Attend weekly Youth Services meetings at the Club; Collaborate closely with the Volunteer Manager and Youth Services Manager

Learn More About This Position | Apply

 

Mass Mentoring Partnership - Community Engagement Associate
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is seeking an AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring to serve as the Community Engagement Associate for 2019-2020. The Ambassador’s primary responsibility will be to support the management of Mayor’s Mentoring Movement (MMM) Initiative as well as My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) related activities.

Learn More About This Position | Apply

 
 
 

Ready for an amazing year? Apply today.

 

>> Meet Renee, a 2016-2017 AAOM, who shared her experience on our blog.

For more information, contact Tom McGee, AAOM 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.