Become an SCI AmeriCorps Member!


When you join AmeriCorps, you use your energy, ideals, and talents to help others. Plus, you’ll earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills. SCI has AmeriCorps members at various host sites across Eastern Massachusetts.  SCI AmeriCorps members aim to build social capital in their communities through civic engagement opportunities, while gaining valuable experience in the process!  


SCI AmeriCorps is current recruiting half-time AmeriCorps members (serving 900 hours) for positions at our partner sites. Members are divided into two teams, Youth Leadership Coordinators and Volunteer Outreach Coordinators, and serve for ten months beginning in September 2015.   


Our host sites are located in Boston, Dorchester, Woburn, Lynn, Lawrence, Fall River and other parts of Eastern MA.  SCI AmeriCorps members serve as either Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) or Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLC).

Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) will develop and implement practices for effective volunteer engagement at their host sites, drawing on SCI’s emphasis on relationship development and nurturing local social networks. Full position description attached at the bottom.


Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLC) increase the capacity of host sites to implement social capital building,youth engagement and community service-learning as strategies to achieve high educational outcomes. Full position description attached at the bottom.


If you are interested, please review the position descriptions and send a cover letter and resume to the program manager at


SCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCI welcomes applications from people with disabilities


and will make reasonable accommodations for both interviews and service upon request. Positions contingent upon anticipated renewal of federal funding.


About SCI Social Capital Inc.

The mission of SCI Social Capital Inc. is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives.  Our goal is to help individuals being strongly connected to their neighbors and play an active role in shaping their communities.  This

 increase in ‘social capital’ will result in communities that are safer, healthier and more vital.  


The Goals of SCI AmeriCorps Members:

  • To develop the next generation of active citizens
  • To coordinate community service-learning and civic leadership activities that help young people develop as responsible citizens
  • To recruit and coordinate volunteers in the communities we serve   
  • Implement initiatives to connect citizens to the information they need to be involved and access community resources

What is “social capital”?

The idea of social capital is that our social networks have value.  Social capital refers to the collective value of all "social networks" and the impulses that come from these networks to do things for each other . Social capital can be measured by the amount of trust and "reciprocity" in a community or between individuals.  Our SCI AmeriCorps members are building social capital by connecting communities to the information they need and encouraging civic engagement among youth and adults.


What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.  AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. 

AmeriCorps members learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.


Our 2015-16 Service Year Host Sites:

Welcoming our New Sites!
Mass in Motion Salem (YLC)  *position filled
Bottom Line (VOC) *position filled
Hockomock Area YMCA (VOC)  *position filled
Bellingham Police Department Youth Service Center (VOC)
Milford Youth Center and the Juvenile Advocacy Group (YLC)
Community Economic Development Center (VOC) *position filled
And very excited for another great year with our Returning Sites!
SCI Social Capital Inc. (VOC) *position filled
Groundwork Lawrence (VOC)*position filled
James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn (3 YLC)  *2 positions filled
SCI Woburn (VOC)
Lynn Food & Fitness Alliance (YLC) *position filled
Girls Inc of Lynn (VOC, YLC) *positions filled
Revere on the Move (YLC) *position filled
Codman Square Health Center & (VOC)  *position filled
Boston Alliance for Community Health (VOC) *position filled
Franklin Park Coalition (2 VOC) *positions filled
The Boston Project Ministries (YLC) *position filled
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (VOC)
Boys & Girls Club of Fall River (YLC)
United Neighbors of Fall River/Community Connections Coalition/Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community (VOC) *position filled
South Coast Serves & UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement (VOC) *position filled

SCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCI welcomes applications from people with disabilities

and will make reasonable accommodations for both interviews and service upon request.Positions contingent upon anticipated renewal of federal funding.

FY16 SCI AmeriCorps VOC Position Description.pdf263.6 KB
FY16 SCI AmeriCorps YLC Position Description.pdf258.53 KB