Because every young person in Massachusetts deserves access to quality mentoring relationships, AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring (AAOMs) spend 11 months (August 2021- June 22) building capacity of youth-serving programs across across the commonwealth of MA, most of them in or near the Boston area. AAOMs serve at host sites strengthening mentor recruitment, matching and training; establishing community partnerships; coordinating marketing campaigns; and improving program design.
Mass Mentoring Partnership is dedicated to the professional development of our AmeriCorps Ambassadors. We host monthly opportunities for training, team building and networking. BU partners with us in a certificate program. And, we strongly encourage additional internal and external PD that occurs on a continual basis throughout the year. This past year, members participated in training on civic reflection, anti-racism efforts, self care, food justice and virtual mentoring to name a few. You can look at the opportunities below.
The first step to becoming an AAOM is to apply through MMP's Quickbase application here. You can review all the service positions at various host sites including the two that we offer at MMP.
The second step is to go through the interview process initiated by the host site partner. If you are recommended for selection, you will have a final interview with Rosie McMahan, the MMP AmeriCorps Program Manager and she will send along a formal offer with details that you will need to officially begin your program year.
In the course of your program year, there are multiple rewards. You can read about them in the one pager here.
- An annual stipend of $15,100
- Healthcare and childcare benefits
- A Segal Education Award of up to $6,195 to pay for pre-existing loans or future education
- A Graduate Certificate in Positive Youth Development and Social Equity from Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
- Over 250 hours of professional training and networking in the mentoring field and nonprofit sector
- Valuable skills in project management, program development, and communications
- Access to Mass Mentoring Partnership’s network of programs and extensive resources to support your personal and professional development
- Membership in the national service movement and a network of nearly 75,000 AmeriCorps members committed to serving their communities
Lastly, you can listen and watch first hand from the 2020-2021 Corps members about their individual experience here or below.