The SCI AmeriCorps program connects youth with relationships, experiences and resources they need to succeed. Our Members support youth achievement through volunteer outreach and capacity building that provides leadership training and community service opportunities for youth.
SCI AmeriCorps is currently looking for members to fill Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (VOC) positions for a 1200 hour service period between November 2019 and June 2020. Since 2007, SCI AmeriCorps members have served at various host sites, who are aligned with the mission of Social Capital Inc. The VOC will develop and implement practices for effective volunteer engagement at their host sites by focusing on SCI's core values of relationship development and nurturing local social networks.
HOST SITE OPPORTUNITY ─ Codman Square Health Center
The SCI AmeriCorps member will:
Build bridges in Dorchester across sub-communities through management of the MyDorchester Volunteer Program and mydorchester.org, presenting at civic association meetings, and organizing various community events.
Manage volunteer events like the Holiday Gift Giveaway and Boston Shines, as well as engage community members at the Dorchester Winter Farmers Market and Tax Clinics.
Manage the social media accounts, website, and weekly email blasts for MyDorchester. Conduct outreach to local businesses for potential to do partner promotions with MyDorchester.
Engage community partners who have a focus on education to leverage student volunteers including Codman Academy, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Healthworks Community Fitness, TechBoston Academy, and The Daily Table.
Commitment to service of local community members with diverse backgrounds
Effective communication skills to conduct community outreach through marketing strategies and civic engagement
Strong project management and organization tools
Achieve goals within a team and independently
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Earn up to $4250 federal education award on successful completion of service
Participate in professional development training
Paid a bi-weekly stipend
Eligible for free health care at a no cost premium
Receive student loan forbearance during their service commitment
Can apply for SNAP food benefits
Matching institutions for the ed award:
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Experience managing social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Experience with eblasts, community websites, managing websites, etc.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check