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Requirements and Benefits

 

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AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s 19th service year will be from September 5, 2017 – July 26, 2018.

THE APPLICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 CORPS YEAR WILL BE RELEASED ON MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017.  Please check back then!

Service Positions

We wish to fill 32 service positions each service year. Please read through all position descriptions carefully to determine the best fit for you.
Year 18 General Member Position Description (Will be updated for Year 19) (26)
Year 18 Fire Corps Member Position Description (Will be updated for Year 19) (6)

Eligibility

  • Must meet CNCS eligibility requirements including clearance on all required National Service Criminal History Checks
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Be a United States citizen, a national, or a legal permanent resident
  • Must have two years of college or equivalent work or volunteer experience
  • Must be able to provide your own reliable motor-vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Must reside in program-provided residence for duration of term of service

Essential Functions of an AmeriCorps Member

  • Demonstrated commitment to community service, volunteering and/or environmental service
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting
  • Must possess initiative
  • Extensive walking and climbing on equipment and through terrain
  • Fieldwork requiring endurance and conditioning
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, pull, twist, and kneel
  • Ability to perform demanding physical labor in all New England weather conditions (cold/hot/wet/dry/humid/snow/rain)

Benefits of Service

  • Shared member housing in one of 3 residences
  • Bi-weekly stipend ($6,650.00 over 11 months)
  • Monthly fuel allowance
  • Health insurance plan
  • Federal school loan forbearance
  • $5,775 Educational Award (upon completion of 1,700 hours of service)
  • Extensive and ongoing training in natural resource management, environmental education, power tool use, volunteer engagement and event planning, etc.

AmeriCorps Cape Cod members are not employees. Members receive a stipend and are required to serve 1700 hours over 11 months contingent on grant funds awarded.

Accommodations

  • AmeriCorps Cape Cod is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities as members and can provide reasonable accommodations upon request
  • Reasonable accommodations are also available for the application and interview process
  • We are an EOE/AA Employer

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

How to Apply

Year 18 is now underway.  Please check back on March 13, 2017 when we release the application for our 19th Corps year!

Request More Information

To get more information about AmeriCorps Cape Cod, you can contact us in the following ways:

Mailing Address:
Barnstable County Resource Development and AmeriCorps Cape Cod
3195 Main St. (P.O. Box 427)
Barnstable, MA 02630

Phone Number:
(508) 375-6869

Email Address:
americorps@barnstablecounty.org