About

The SCA, AmeriCorps, and Massachusetts Service Alliance has partnered with MA Department of Conservation and Recreation and the National Park Service to offer a unique opportunity for young adults looking to gain leadership and hands-on experience in the field of Historic Preservation. The goals of the program are three-fold: to build the next generation of preservation leaders; to preserve historic places across Massachusetts while developing apprentice level preservation skills in carpentry, masonry, landscape management; and to serve where there is a need in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Click the “Learn More” button below for more details about what to expect in the 2021 program.

You are eligible if you are...

  • 18-27 years of age
  • Willing to commit to 10 months of full-time service
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Interested in cultural and historic resource management
"The first five months of the program has done nothing but exceeded my expectations. I have grown by learning new skills, becoming more experienced with new tools, and being more confident in myself each and everyday. This is the outcome of learning new skills from others and professionals, from my mistakes and growing from them, and being prepared each day. From the first five months my favorite professional moments was serving at Bunker Hill and repairing the concrete sidewalk. We learned from Blaise Davi who showed us the proper techniques to ensure everything was done correctly. My favorite community moment was going to a Boston Red Sox game with the majority of our crew. Growing up it was always a dream to make it to Fenway park and see the history of the ballpark. To have the members of our crew to also share the moment with was priceless. If the last five months are anywhere near as fun, exciting, and life changing as the first five then I know it’s going to be great."
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John Harrell
2019 Corps
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