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Affiliate Partnerships

Affiliate Partnerships

The Volunteer Center has ongoing working relationships with the volunteer centers in Massachusetts which benefit the centers individually and as a group. A reciprocal relationship with the following partner affiliates has provided a greater awareness of The Volunteer Center across the state. As a result of the partnerships, the Volunteer Center has been linked to the ongoing development of industry best practices and current information. The Volunteer Center utilizes the knowledge to build our capacity to mobilize volunteers and increase their positive impact on the community.


HandsOn Network, an enterprise of Points of Light, is the largest network of 250 volunteer action centers that extend to 16 countries around the world. These centers help people find and engage in volunteer opportunities in their local communities. They focus on innovative approaches to leveraging individual and corporate time and talent to solve community challenges.



Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) promotes and supports service and volunteerism by investing public and private resources in community-based organizations that rely upon volunteers and people engaged in service to meet their community’s needs.



Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!


The YOU Generate campaign was launched by the state commission on service and volunteerism, in partnership with other volunteer agencies. Its goal is to increase the number of volunteers and create awareness of how volunteering can solve critical community issues in Massachusetts.


Boston Cares is the largest volunteer action center in New England. Boston Cares mobilizes more than 25,000 volunteers annually in support of Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies.