ServiceWorks, powered by Boston Cares in partnership with AmeriCorps, the Citi Foundation and Points of Light, is a groundbreaking, national program that engages 16-24 year olds in Skill Building, Volunteering, and Success Coaching as strategies to help address barriers to youth economic opportunity.

Through ServiceWorks, program participants -- also known as Service Scholars -- gain critical leadership and workplace skills, strengthened networks and community connections AND the opportunity to apply those skills by volunteering and leading their own community service projects. The three pillars of the ServiceWorks program include skill building, volunteering, and success coaching.


There is a range of ways for volunteers to support ServiceWorks. Whether you have just a day, a few hours a week, or a few hours to commit each month, you can help empower Service Scholars to articulate a vision for their futures, take steps to accomplish their goals and leverage their networks to overcome any obstacles they may be facing in reaching their goals.

We are particularly in need of daytime volunteers.




Sign up to be trained as a ServiceWorks Skill BuildingTrainer and/or Success Coach through the Boston Cares calendar:

Note: These volunteer opportunities require a criminal background check, at no cost to you. 


Join the Boston Cares team! The ServiceWorks VISTA will work to implement our service-based program engaging Opportunity Youth ages 16-24 to build skills for college and career.  Apply now through the My AmeriCorps portal!

Contact ServiceWorks Coordinator, Jessie Abdow, at or 617.422.0910 x 215 for more information or to get involved with any or all of these ServiceWorks opportunities!