Youth Development Fellows

Status Actively recruiting
Openings 2 Full-Time
Service dates August 22, 2022 - June 24, 2023

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Participate in service at orientation, MLK Day of Service, and coordinate personal project (recruit additional volunteers) for National Volunteer Week in April 2023.
  • Review, research, and develop STEAM programming for youth members aged 13-18.
  • Conduct after-school program review and implement after-school program improvements including field-based project efforts
  • Tutor, mentor, and support youth to choose education and career options, as relevant to this service position
  • Monitor progress of program participants and report on outcomes
  • Develop training and curriculum materials, as relevant to this service position
  • Recruit and involve 10 new volunteers, including business leaders and young professionals, to serve as mentors for youth members aged 13-18
  • Develop promotional materials and mentor duty descriptions to assist with volunteer recruitment and training
  • Complete a minimum of 1,500 hours (full-time) or 750 hours (half-time) 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 1 hour (full-time) or 30 mins (half-time) 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:

  • Arrange field trips and job shadows, as relevant to this service position
  • Maintain accurate and timely MSA, Club, and project records, reports; Completing administrative functions, as related to field and project efforts specific to this service position.
  • Be a part of the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including participating in cross-site learning groups, writing a short profile for the CC newsletter, connecting with other members on our online platforms, and attending optional social/service events.

Edgartown, MA

Living allowance Stipend of $1,100 (full-time) or $550 (half-time) semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100 (full-time) or $11,550 (half-time), minus taxes and withholdings;
Benefits What You’ll Get:
  • Stipend of $1,100 (full-time) or $550 (half-time) semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100 (full-time) or $11,550 (half-time), minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Vineyard Transit Authority Bus Pass and up to $375 personal travel assistance;
  • Food allowance of $100 per week, plus access to snacks and evening meal through the Club;
  • Shared, free housing option;
  • Health insurance (full-time members and individual coverage only);
  • Completion award of up to $4000 (full-time) or $2000 (half-time) upon successful completion of service, 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;
  • Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member’s service and/or goals (Up to $100; Dependent on approval from MSA)
  • Limited travel reimbursement from host site for certain service-related travel away from usual service location with approval from MVBG;
  • Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus and other professional development opportunities;
  • Reimbursement for up to $500 for continuing education leading to certification or college coursework from MVBG (with prior approval of the executive director);
  • Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
  • Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home;
  • Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 8hrs (full-time) or 4hrs (half-time)
  • The opportunity for at least 10 days (full-time) or 5 days (half-time) 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 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
  • Excited to serve with youth
  • A strong writer and communicator
  • Able to manage your time successfully
  • Comfortable using all MS office applications, and virtual conferencing

It would also be great if you:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have public speaking and facilitation experience
  • Are bi-lingual in English and Portuguese
  • Are comfortable with social media applications
  • Have a desire to serve with under-resourced populations
  • Have experience managing youth in a professional or informal setting
Desired Languages Great if bi-lingual in English and Portuguese
Other conditions
Weekly Hours Service commitment will be up to 40 hours (full-time) or up to 20 hours (half-time) per week
Our mission To provide quality programs and services to I
Children, Education, Life Skills, Social Justice & Equality