AmeriCorps 2024 Community Reviewer Application 

Applicant Information

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization.  As the state commission on volunteerism and service, we generate collaboration and public-private partnerships at the local, state and federal level to grow volunteerism and service initiatives in Massachusetts.  Our strong partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies allow us to mobilize funding to advance service and volunteerism through the AmeriCorps, Commonwealth Corps, and Volunteer Generation Initiatives programs. 
MSA is seeking qualified individuals to play an active role in our site partner application review process. MSA recognizes the importance of equity and accessibility in the distribution of its resources. With that goal in mind, we are seeking individuals who represent diverse communities across the Commonwealth to contribute to the decision-making process around grantee selection.

MSA is currently seeking reviewers to assist with one of 2 separate reviews:
Planning Grants: Single year grants for organizations looking to work with MSA to develop a program model and proposal for a full AmeriCorps grant.

Formula Program Grants: Three-year grants to operate an AmeriCorps program in Massachusetts.   

The Community Reviews will all take place virtually. The dates and times for these opportunities are listed below:

·       Monday April 1st, 2024 from 4-5:30pm - AmeriCorps Planning Grant applications

·       Thursday April 4th, 2024 from 4-5:30pm- AmeriCorps Formula Program applications 

Reviewers will read and comment on 2-4 applications and participate in a virtual discussion. All reviewers who complete the reviews and attend the discussion will receive a $50 Amazon gift card in appreciation.

Please note what information that you are asked to provide on each page:
  1. Basic information about yourself
  2. Answer two short essay questions, indicate your availability, and provide 
    • link to your LinkedIn profile or professional page OR 
    • resume or CV
  3. Information about your background and experience
  4. Demographic information
Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 5:00 PM EST to be considered for initial reviews. All applications reviewed after that date will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants who apply by the February 28th deadline will be notified of their status on Thursday, March 8th.

If you experience technical issues, or if you have questions, please contact the Massachusetts Service Alliance at

Please note that anything with a red asterisk is required and all other questions are optional.

We want to make sure that we are addressing you in the ways that you prefer and that are most inclusive. We therefore ask for both your first and last name and welcome you to share the name you use.

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MSA may note your professional experience or interests to assign applications that may have a similar focus


Please note that anything with a red asterisk is required and all other questions are optional.


We are looking for reviewers who have a variety of backgrounds and experiences, with a particular interest in reviewers who have national service experience or experience working with volunteers and/or service members. Please select any areas of expertise that apply from the questions below. 

Please note that anything with a red asterisk is required and all other questions are optional.

Note n/a if not applicable.


This section asks that you share some information on your identity as we work to build a pool of community reviewers that reflects the diversity of the people and communities MSA serves. Your answers to these questions will remain confidential and will only seen by the MSA staff. If there are other aspects of your identity that you would like to share, or if the choices in this form do not accurately represent you, please let us know in the text box at the end of the page so that we may better recognize you and future reviewers.

Please note that anything with a red asterisk is required and all other questions are optional.

Below are several questions related to gender, race, and ethnicity. While we attempt to have lists that are both representative and expansive, we know that our lists are not inclusive of all responses. Please use the open-ended responses areas to help us continue to best represent the diversity of our broader MSA community.