Community Fellow
Cambridge Women’s Center

25 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, Ma 02138, Usa
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Community Fellow

StatusActively recruiting
Openings1 Half-Time
Service datesAugust 22, 2022 - June 24, 2023

Through their service, members will build a more diverse and reliable volunteer base; increase our hours and ability to serve the community through emotional support, resource referrals, nourishing food options, and essential supplies; and foster a more cohesive community space. In addition, they will leverage over 200 volunteers that will be engaged in direct service, groups, and special projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervise volunteers during drop-in shifts, groups and other in-person activities
  • Act as drop-in shift leads/another layer of program management (responsible for day-to-day supervision of drop-in)
  • Track daily Logs (member visits and purpose of visits), T-Passes, other material goods and volunteer/intern attendance
  • Coordinate month to month schedules and special projects for volunteers and interns
  • Be available for emotional support, de-escalation assistance of members at the center
  • Creating systems and best practices that can be used continuously, even after fellow(s)
  • Support volunteer recruitment, postings, and communication efforts
  • Help develop strategic plan for diversifying our volunteer pool, training, onboarding, and
  • Complete a minimum of 750 hours of service, serving through June 24, 2023.
  • Attend a minimum of 6 Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA post orientation.
  • Participate in a minimum of 30 minutes for half-time members of MSA-related activities each week. This may include filling out timesheets, completing a bi-monthly reflection or check-in, or other MSA-related tasks or activities.

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Be a part of the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including participating in cross-site learning
    groups, attending all 6 Commonwealth Corps events, and attending optional social/service events.
  • Admin & Maintenance: Updating Manuals, Master Communications list and other databases as
  • Fostering thriving culture by maintaining CWC community guidelines and policies

Cambridge, MA

Living allowanceStipend of $550 semi-monthly while in service, up to $11,550, minus taxes and withholdings;
BenefitsWhat You’ll Get:
  • Stipend of $550 semi-monthly while in service, up to $11,550, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7, phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions, plus a lot more;
  • Completion award of up to $2000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member’s service and/or goals (Up to $100; Dependent on approval from MSA)
  • Housing assistance, MBTA passes
  •  Flexible hours for in person service
  • Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus and other professional development opportunities.
  • Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
  • Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home;
  • Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
  • Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 4hrs (half-time)
  • The opportunity for at least 5 (part-time) days of planned absences (may include holidays, does not count towards hours requirement).
  • Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.
Desired skills, certifications or qualifications

You must be:

  • A Massachusetts resident (see guidelines here) with legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years of age at minimum (member age range is 18 – 70+ years old)
  • Excited to give back to your community and interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experiences
  • Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable way
  • Are able to move materials and goods over 20 pounds (with help from others)
  • We currently do not require anyone to provide proof of vaccination.


It would also be great if you:

  • Have some multilingual skills (Spanish, French, Arabic - all language are valuable) to support members who do not speak English
Desired LanguagesGreat if you: have some multilingual skills (Spanish, French, Arabic - all language are valuable)
Other conditions
Weekly HoursService commitment 20 (half-time) hours per week during the following days/times : Tuesday 3pm-8pm , Thursday, Saturday 12pm-5pm current drop in hours (with the potential for program expansions).
Our missionThe Cambridge Women's Center is a physical and digital community space open to anyone for whom woman is a meaningful identifier or lived experience. We offer a safe space for learning, emotional support, empathy, and empowerment through self-determination.
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