Massachusetts Service Alliance Grants $103K for Volunteers
December 7, 2020 — The Massachusetts Service Alliance, a Boston-based nonprofit that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism, today announced it granted $103,232 to 25 Bay State nonprofits and one public agency to help them recruit and manage volunteers to aid in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Massachusetts Service Alliance
(MSA) said the grantees will recruit an estimated 3,214 volunteers to support critical needs, including those related to senior services, education, housing, and food insecurity, engendered by the COVID-19 crisis, which “has created monumental challenges” for many Massachusetts nonprofits and public agencies.
It noted that “organizations that manage volunteers are having to think about how to position, adapt, and optimize their volunteer program to be the most effective in times of uncertainty.”
Emily Haber, CEO of MSA, said, “The Massachusetts Service Alliance is pleased to be able to support nonprofits across the Commonwealth as they engage with volunteers in new ways to help meet critical needs in their communities during this crisis. We know that Massachusetts residents want to lend a hand during these hard times and we hope these grants will provide more opportunities for volunteer engagement.”