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Family Pantry of Cape Cod holds benefit gala

Source: Family Pantry of Cape Cod holds benefit gala

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“The President’s Award, which is given to a person or family who is a strong supporter of the Pantry, was presented to the Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod. AmeriCorps has supported the Pantry over the past six years, working primarily in the organization’s 9,000-square-foot garden. Each year, a team helps to open and close the garden, preparing for planting, aligning irrigation and general clean up. The award was accepted by Daniel Schell, program coordinator AmeriCorps Cape Cod.”

Cape Cod Times, August 1, 2018

Press Release: Year 20 Individual Placement Request for Proposal


CONTACT:  Andrew Platt, Program Specialist     508-375-6863


Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod
2018-2019 Individual Placement Request for Proposal Release

Barnstable County, MA – Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod is holding two Individual Placement Request for Proposal (RFP) release meetings for all organizations that are interested in applying for an Individual Placement for the 2018-2019 program year.  The release meetings are scheduled for February 12, 2018 at 9:15 AM (in person), February 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM (WEBINAR ONLY), and February 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM (WEBINAR ONLY).  The in person meeting will be held in the Harbor View Conference Room located at the County Complex (3195 Main Street, Barnstable).  Anyone interested in a Webinar version will receive a link and/or phone number to watch and/or call into the meetings. Any organization that wants to apply for an Individual Placement is required to attend one of the meetings.

An Individual Placement is an opportunity for a Service Partner organization to host an AmeriCorps Cape Cod member for one or two days a week. Placements should be project-based and have clear goals and objectives. Individual Placements are long term projects, lasting the duration of the service year (October 2018 – July 2019). Projects should encompass at least one of the following AmeriCorps Cape Cod focus areas: Natural Resource Management (land and water), Disaster Preparedness and Response, or Environmental Education.  Volunteer Engagement is encouraged as a component of all projects.  AmeriCorps Cape Cod members are not employees or interns of the service site, nor should they displace current employees or serve in a regular staff position.  The member’s role is to focus on a specific project.

To be eligible to apply for an Individual Placement, your organization must be a non-profit, school, or governmental entity within Barnstable County.

All Individual Placements awarded will be contingent on continued grant funding.

Please RSVP at For more information contact Andrew Platt at or 508-375-6863.  




AmeriCorps Cape Cod is a fulltime residential service program committed to addressing the critical environmental and disaster response needs of the Cape Cod community.  AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s 32 members each provide 1,700 hours of service over an 11 month term focusing on the areas of natural resource management, disaster preparedness and response, environmental education, and volunteer engagement.


AmeriCorps Cape Cod is funded by Barnstable County and through grants from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service.  AmeriCorps Cape Cod is managed through the Barnstable County Resource Development Office.  For more information about AmeriCorps Cape Cod, contact the Barnstable County Resource Development Office at (508) 375-6869 or


Photo Gallery: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

AmeriCorps Cape Cod hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project Monday. The focus of the project was a Cape-wide food drive Monday with collection bins set up previously at various grocery stores. The food was collected Monday and taken to Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in South Yarmouth where it was sorted and boxed up to be delivered to local food pantries. Volunteers were also sent to local food pantries to help with their projects such as general clean ups. Big Brothers Big Sisters, Shea’s Youth Basketball Association and YMCA Teen Achievers were among the volunteer groups that participated in the day of service.

Photo Gallery: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service