AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 men and women in intensive service each year through more than 15,000 nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems and also leverage their service by mobilizing volunteers to help address community needs for environmental stewardship, health, education, economic opportunity, disaster services, and support to veterans and military families. To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit americorps.gov. (https://americorps.gov/)


Massachusetts Service Alliance is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on service and volunteerism. They are committed to increasing the number of people engaged in meaningful volunteer opportunities across Massachusetts that are both fulfilling for the volunteers and Corps members and that meet critical needs in our community. The Mass Service Alliance amplifies the impact of volunteerism and service across the Commonwealth by supporting organizations that help our residents and communities thrive. SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps is one of 23 AmeriCorps programs for which the Mass Service Alliance currently administers funding and supports program implementation.  To learn more, visit mass-service.org.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. Its 450,000 acres is made up of forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds.  DCR’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural and recreational resources for the well-being of all.  DCR has partnered with SCA since the beginning of the program in 1997.  Each year DCR and SCA partner to get critical conservation work done on state land

Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.  SCA was started in 1957 by Liz Putnam, a 20-year old college student, determined to make a difference.  SCA has been running AmeriCorps programs throughout the country since 1996.  The Massachusetts Conservation Corps has been in operation since 1997.

Full list of participating organizations:

Mass Audubon
Trustees
Town of Fitchburg
Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
Franklin Land Trust
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
Kestrel Land Trust
Town of Sturbridge
Monson Tree Committee
Hatfield Open Space
The Nature Conservancy
City of Dedham
City of Needham
Farar Pond Conservation Trust
American Chestnut Foundation
City of Northampton – Fitzgerald Lake
Hilltown Land Trust
Cutchins School
Town Palmer
Town of South Hadley

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