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, 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 review all of the service positions below to learn more about the service opportunities. Some of our host sites have two member openings available and some of our host sites have only one available. The host sites who have two service opportunities available is Partners with Youth with Disabilities, Mass Mentoring Partnership, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mass, and Mazie.
All candidates must apply through MMP's Quickbase application in order to be considered for any service position. You can review all the 23 service positions at all of our host sites below including the two opportunities located 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. 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 many benefits. Read about them below or in more detail in the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring one pager.
- 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
Watch the conversation between Rosie McMahan, MMP AAOM Program Manager, and Professor Detris Adelabu, Chair of Psychology and Human Development about what AmeriCorps Has to Offer at MMP in Partnership with BU.
Lastly, you can listen to some of the AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring members talk about their service year here or watch below.