Massachusetts Service Alliance
We expand volunteerism and service in Massachusetts by providing individuals and organizations with funding, training, and support, which enables them to strengthen communities and make our Commonwealth a better place to live.
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 MA. 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.
We are attuned to the Commonwealth’s current needs, strategically harnessing service members and volunteers to respond to emerging issues affecting Massachusetts residents and developing programs that address those areas. We support organizations with varying missions improving education, housing, health, the environment, workforce development, to increase volunteerism and service in all areas of critical need.
Through our direct support, organizations strengthen their capacity and are better positioned to expand their impact in MA communities; serving more and doing more. Our year-round trainings and technical support enhance professional and personal development opportunities for our members and partners; helping to advance the impact of volunteerism across the state.
Our Commonwealth Corps program is unique in the country, allowing us to manage state funded resources to engage MA residents in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical needs, and increase volunteerism in our state. We create an important pathway for service members and volunteers to hone skills, expand their networks, earn education funding, and grow into the next generation of leaders.
We have a 28-year proven track record of bringing volunteerism and service resources to hundreds of organizations from Pittsfield to New Bedford and Springfield to Lowell. We believe in the power of volunteerism and service to improve the quality of life of all residents of the Commonwealth, and we seek to understand and address the changing needs of Massachusetts and allocate resources to the strongest effect.