How To Be A Mentoring Advocate

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How To Be A Mentoring Advocate 

Because every young person in Massachusetts deserves access to quality mentoring relationships, AmeriCorps Mentoring Advocates spend 11 months (August 2022-June 23) building capacity of youth-serving programs across the Commonwealth, most of them in or near the Boston area. Mentoring Advocates serve at partner organizations strengthening mentor recruitment, matching and training; establishing community partnerships; coordinating marketing campaigns; and improving program design. 

AmeriCorps Mentoring Advocates complete a year of service from August 2022-June 2023, where they will be placed at a partner organization to build the capacity of youth mentoring programs and organizations in the areas of match support; marketing and mentor recruitment; mentor/mentee/parent training; and program development, evaluation and start up. AmeriCorps Mentoring Advocates focus on volunteer mentor recruitment efforts in their host organization as well as work with other Corps members to complete a community service project, participate in service on MLK Day, attend BU seminars focused on professional development and transformation leadership.

 

AmeriCorps members spend the majority of their time serving at their host site and also meet regularly with the MMP Corps so as to feel connected to one another, participate in learning opportunities and grow professionally. Here is a list of former AmeriCorps host sites.

 

Benefits 

Read about the benefits here

Watch this video here to learn about the BU component of our program. 

Watch this video here to hear AmeriCorps members describe in their own words why serving at Mass Mentoring Partnership. 

How to Apply 

All candidates must apply through MMP's Quickbase application. 

Contingent upon funding, MMP will have a total of 21 host sites including two opportunities within Mass Mentoring Partnership. MMP will conduct an initial screening followed up by an interview if we believe you are a good match for at least one of the 21 host sites. Once you accept the offer, you will be placed at a host site. Rosie McMahan will send along a formal offer with details that you will need to respond so that you may officially enroll as an AmeriCorps Mentoring Advocate. 

Mass Mentoring Partnership and its host site partners are equal opportunity employers. MMP is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment which prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity for all persons. MMP affirms its commitment to provide a welcoming and respectful work and educational environment, in which all individuals within the organization benefit from each other's experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views. MMP will be tolerant of conduct which violates rights guaranteed by the law and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mentor or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law. Furthermore, MMP includes prohibitions of harassment of employees, i.e. racial harassment, sexual harassment, and rehabilitation for filing complaints of discrimination. All acceptances are contingent upon CNCS funding appropriation and a successful background check.