AmeriCorps Cape Cod has four focus areas:
- Natural Resource Management
- Disaster Preparedness and Response
- Environmental Education
- Volunteer Engagement
ACC’s efforts in the area of natural resource management include projects like shellfish propagation, invasive plant species removal, and community garden maintenance.
In the area of disaster preparedness and response, Members help organizations like the American Red Cross and the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee prepare for disasters like hurricanes, fires, and widespread power outages, and respond by staffing emergency shelters across the Cape. Our Members are also engaged in educating the public on many environmental and safety issues including fire safety, recycling, and vermicomposting. The fourth focus area, volunteer engagement, involves Member driven recruitment of volunteers for service projects throughout the year, including annual events such as Canal Cleanup and MLK Day of Service.
These four focus areas allow Members to help Cape Cod in a variety of ways, and address the individual needs of each town in Barnstable County.