TerraCorps & AmeriCorps

An Innovative Approach to
Leadership & Service

TerraCorps offers an innovative Leadership Service model that connects AmeriCorps Members with a diverse network of 40+ land-focused nonprofits where they complete an 11-month term of service.

During service, TerraCorps Members are paired with site supervisors who provide professional mentorship and guidance within each host organization. There, they build their professional skill sets, gain field experience, and develop a network of colleagues that help them launch their careers. Throughout their service, Members also receive ongoing training and support from TerraCorps to ensure their success during service and nurture their long-term professional growth after service.

Within this model, local Service Site partners gain the capacity and expertise to implement their community-based initiatives. TerraCorps believes in the power of local nonprofits to best understand and serve their communities.

Our service model allows Partners to align service work with local needs and priorities. This model provides our Partners with capacity-building support that strengthens their ability to fulfill their missions over time, thereby enhancing the positive impact on the lives and communities they serve.

TerraCorps Members service in a range of Coordinator positions within our Service Site Partner organizations:

TerraCorps Member Coordinator Roles

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Our Partnership with AmeriCorps

TerraCorps is a grant funded program contingent upon renewal of federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS grants to AmeriCorps programs are administered at the state level by the organizations below:


AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 men and women in intensive service each year through 15,000+ nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems. They leverage their service by mobilizing volunteers to help address community needs for environmental stewardship, health, education, economic opportunity, disaster services, and support to veterans & military families.

The Massachusetts Service Alliance

The 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.


ServeRI, Rhode Island’s Commission for National and Community Service, catalyzes inclusive, equitable service opportunities to strengthen Rhode Island by directing national service resources and volunteers to evidence-based programs that make a measurable impact in education, health, housing, and other social services. Service and volunteer programs do more than move communities forward; they serve the participants by providing pathways to new career and leadership opportunities. National service places hundreds of adults each year into intensive service positions in Rhode Island where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop a life-long commitment to active citizenship.