AmeriCorps Cape Cod

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) is a full-time residential service program committed to addressing the environmental and disaster related needs of Cape Cod and its fragile natural resources. Each year, up to 32 service-minded adults commit 11 months to responding to the needs of the community through hands-on service focused on Natural Resource Management (Land & Water Conservation), Disaster Preparedness and Response, Environmental and Community Education, and Volunteer Engagement.

Longstanding partnerships with the Cape Cod National Seashore (US National Park Service), the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, the American Red Cross, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee, the Compact of Cape Cod Land Trusts, and a large network of nonprofit organizations and municipal and county departments allow members to provide high-quality service to the 15 towns of Cape Cod.

The Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) through Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) and match funded by Barnstable County. Barnstable County and the National Park Service (NPS) Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS) provide program housing. The Barnstable County Resource Development Office is responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program.

Becoming an AmeriCorps Cape Cod Member

As an AmeriCorps member, each individual is expected to perform 1,700 hours of service over the 11 months of the program. AmeriCorps Cape Cod members serve at individual and group service sites throughout Barnstable County’s 15 towns. Members complete assigned projects, as well as develop and implement projects of their own. Members coordinate and lead service projects with Service Partners, work with community members to identify and address unmet needs, and help evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Members receive housing, a living stipend, and, upon completion of their term of service, an education award, among other benefits.

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