The application process for organizations wishing to host a cohort of 2-4 MassLIFT-AmeriCorps members for 2017-18 is now open. The application form and application packet are at the bottom of this page. Host sites will be selected on a rolling basis, with an early March target for a full roster. Applications will be considered after that if there are still unassigned AmeriCorps member positions available. The program will begin AmeriCorps member recruitment by mid-March. MassLIFT is contingent on federal funding, to be confirmed in May/June.
The 2016-17 program supports 36 AmeriCorps members, each completing 1,700 hours of service over 11 months.
Mount Grace developed the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps program to enhance the capacity of regional conservation groups to meet critical community needs for land conservation. Our partners are land conservation and land revitalization organizations. All organizations hosting MassLIFT-AmeriCorps members are expected to collaborate with two or more community organizations on mutually beneficial projects.
Our model is to have each organization host a group of 2 to 4 members serving in different positions. Solo members may serve at MassLIFT host sites if the organization is willing to collaborate with other host sites in the same region to advance resource sharing, technical assistance, and community engagement. In cases where an organization doesn’t need the services of a full-time member, two organizations may partner to share a member’s service.
Associated Host Sites
Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Grow Food Northampton
Hilltown Land Trust
MA Audubon - Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership
Mill City Grows
North County Land Trust
North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership
Southeastern MA Pine Barrens Alliance
Wareham Land Trust
Westport Land Conservation Trust
The application to be a 2017-18 MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Host Site is below. For information about the program, or to discuss your interest in hosting a position, contact MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Program Director Sean Pollock at 978-248-2055 x16 or pollock(at)mountgrace.org.