Teen Bridge Support Member (AmeriCorps Position)

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Recruiting Organization: Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, AmeriCorps--Boston

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, AmeriCorps (NDMVA) is seeking an Teen Bridge Support Team Member to serve as a Full-time AmeriCorps Member at The Eliot School in Jamaica Plain from September 2022-July 2023.

The Eliot School offers classes to people of all ages in woodworking, sewing and yarn, fiber arts, book arts, drawing, painting, photography and other crafts and fine arts. They reach thousands of people each year from Boston and beyond. Through school partnerships, they send teaching artists and artisans to classrooms and community centers throughout Boston. They offer classes for all ages. They nurture a select group of young artists through Teen Bridge, and support Boston-based artists through our annual Artist in Residence.

The AmeriCorps Member will help run games and activities, facilitate small group work and discussions both virtually and in-person. They will have the opportunity to design and run art-based workshops, give one-on-one help to teens as they create artwork, walk students to their classes at the schoolhouse, create and gather art kits for virtual learning, help create a safe atmosphere for art critiques, and support the lead teacher. This is an ideal position for a person who is interested in learning more about arts education, community arts, creative youth development and/or nonprofit organizations. The Eliot School is committed to making this a positive experience that builds on existing skillsets and helps to develop skills to gain knowledge and confidence in the field. The Eliot School will provide training in the form of experiential learning, professional development, peer support and 1:1 check ins.

You can visit the Eliot School website here


We invite applications from individuals who are over 18 and have work experience or a college education. A high school diploma is required unless the applicant is enrolled in a GED program while serving and completes his or her GED by the end of the year of service.

Applicants should also possess:

  • The willingness to spend a year in the service of others.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptive, and work on a team.
  • U.S. citizenship or be a lawful permanent resident.
  • Commitment to serve as a full-time volunteer for 11 months.

AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  • Living Allowance: Because Notre Dame- AmeriCorps is partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service, we are able to offer our members a yearly living allowance of $16,502.
  • The Education Award: Upon completion of an 11 month service term, AmeriCorps members receive a taxable education award of $6,495. The education award can be applied to qualified student loans or future education at a Title IV institution.
  • Student Loan Forbearance: Members of NDA are eligible for forbearance of federal student loans during their term of service. This means that while a member is serving, he or she does not make payments on his or her qualifying loans. In addition, the National Trust will pay the interest that accrues on the loan at the end of the term of service.
  • Optional Health Insurance: We provide optional healthcare while you serve with NDA.
  • Child Care: NDA members may also be eligible for child care benefits. The AmeriCorps Child Care Program covers up to the state’s local market rate for child care fees and makes payments directly to the member’s caregiver.

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Fee Amount: None

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