FCCDC is offering two part time, paid, one-year positions starting in September 2010 to
talented adults (must be over 18) interested in serving as Commonwealth Corps
volunteers and learning about community economic development in Franklin County.
Commonwealth Corps Members are paid a stipend of $5000 and work approximately
18 hours per week for 44 weeks on community outreach and projects relating to FCCDC’s work with
small business development. Hours are somewhat flexible, but interns must work at least
800 hours over 44 weeks to qualify for a $900 bonus at the end of the year.
If interested, email resume and cover letter to info at fccdc.org
The Commonwealth Corps positions are offered by Franklin County CDC thanks to a
grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance. FCCDC is part of a six-member
Western Massachusetts Community Development Corporation (WMCDC) collaborative
participating together in the Commonwealth Corps Program. The WMCDC collaborative
serves 71 communities in western Mass. including the cities of Springfield and Holyoke.
The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all
ages and backgrounds in direct service to rebuild communities, address unmet
community needs, and increase volunteerism. Across Massachusetts, more than 250
Commonwealth Corps members will serve up to twelve months in full-time or part-time
capacities at 36 designated nonprofits and public entities. What they have in common
is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and