Two Gap Year Opportunities at Perkins School for the Blind

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Watertown-based Perkins School for the Blind has opportunities for people looking to spend a service year helping students with a complex mix of disabilities, including visual impairments.

The school will be working with AmeriCorps and Commonwealth Corps. See more information below.

AmeriCorps Service Position at Perkins

Join a transformational organization focused on supporting disability and inclusion locally, nationally and globally

This AmeriCorps Service Opportunity with Perkins School for the Blind will allow you to have a positive impact on young people with complex disabilities and visual impairments, while also building professional development skills in disability education and job readiness that support your career. This 11-month/1700-hour position with a historic educational institution in Watertown, MA provides a number of benefits for those interested in engaging in a year of service through AmeriCorps.

The position start date for Americorps is Aug. 14.

For more information about the AmeriCorps position at Perkins click here.

Commonwealth Corps Volunteer Engagement Specialist

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages, backgrounds, and identities in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical needs, and increase volunteerism. Through hands-on experience, Commonwealth Corps members gain professional skills and valuable knowledge while positively impacting
diverse communities in our state.

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) is a private, nonprofit agency that oversees the program and supports host site partners and members to find success throughout the program year. The two Commonwealth Corps members with Perkins School for the Blind will serve 10 months in a full-time capacity. They will join a diverse corps of members across Massachusetts who share a common desire to discover their passion and build their network in service to their communities and the Commonwealth.

The position start date the Commonwealth Corps is Aug. 21.

See more details in the document below: 23-24-Perkins-Position-Description-2.docx

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Volunteer Services Manager at with CC Perkins Volunteer Program Position in the subject line. Early applications are encouraged as applications will be accepted on rolling basis. Questions about this position can be directed to Lisa Mosca at

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