Island Health Care / Massachusetts Service Alliance Commonwealth Corps
Also known as MSA
Cynthia Mitchell, Director
245 Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Rd
PO Box 9000
Edgartown, MA, 02539
Phone: 508-627-5797 ext 114
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The Massachusetts Service Alliance Commonwealth Corps and Island Health Care Community Health Center are recruiting four service members to engage the Island community in the MV Partnership for Health’s wellness and healthy living goals. Members must be Massachusetts residents, 18 years of age or older with an interest in community advocacy and development, in keeping with the Commonwealth Corps mission. Members will serve half-time from 8/15/16 – 6/24/17, including training and development, with a semi-monthly stipend, and assignment to specific project(s). For job description and application, contact email@example.com, or call 508-627-5797 ext 114.
Serving the primary health care needs of Islanders, Island Health Care is the state’s first and only rural health care clinic.
The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) invests in community-based organizations and institutions that rely upon volunteers and people engaged in service to meet their community’s needs. Through investing, convening, advocating, and building capacity, MSA develops and supports initiatives that incorporate service and volunteerism as effective strategies to address the pressing needs in the Commonwealth.
The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in direct service to rebuild communities and address unmet community needs. The Commonwealth Corps provides opportunities for skill building, leadership development and encourages and enhances a lifelong civic vocation for Corps members. Corps members provide direct service, build capacity, and recruit, organize and mobilize additional volunteers, thus building a grassroots movement of volunteers dedicated to service.
The Commonwealth Corps, a state-funded program administered by the Massachusetts Service Alliance, was established in 2007 by Governor Deval Patrick and his partners in the state legislature. Since its inception, over 900 Commonwealth Corps members have served in the program, providing over 535,000 hours of service in areas such as community development, health services, benefits screenings, afterschool or summer programs, and volunteer recruitment and management, and directly benefiting over 585,000 individuals. No other state in the country has a service corps program focused solely on state residents.