Our Year 23 Individual Placement Application is Now Open
Applicants will be notified if their application was selected by June 25th, 2021
Individual Placements are an opportunity for an organization to have a member serve with you weekly for the duration of the program year. Members are available to work on special projects for your organization that fall within our focus areas.
Prospective IP Service Partners
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SERVICE YEAR.
|April 6, 2021 10AM
April 7, 2021 10AM*
April 7, 2021 2PM
*Current YR 22 IP Service Partners ONLY
Organizations applying for an Individual Placement MUST attend one Webinar
|April 23, 2021||Organizations that would like to have draft proposals reviewed by ACC staff, need to submit the application through the link and email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify the submission is for feedback.|
|May 7, 2021||Feedback will be returned to Service Partners.|
|May 21, 2021||PROPOSALS DUE.|
|June 2021||Proposals reviewed by ACC Staff and ACC Advisory Board.|
|June 25, 2021||Latest that notification is emailed to applicants of selected proposals.|
|Early September 2021||AmeriCorps Cape Cod Year 23 program begins.|
|Late September 2021||Member pledge ceremony and Individual Placement Service Partner Orientation (mandatory).|
|Early October 2021||Individual Placements begin.|
|Mid-July 2022||Individual Placements end.|
|Late July 2022||Member graduation.|
We provide placements Tuesday – Thursdays, one, two, or three days a week. In some cases, members will be placed with multiple placements to fill out a consistent weekly schedule (one day and two day a week placements). Placements for each year are determined through a competitive Request for Proposal process during the winter and spring prior to the program year.
Please contact email@example.com with questions regarding Individual Placements.
Individual Placement Expectations and the Proposal Process
- An Individual Placement should be a project with defined critical need that is compatible with the AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s identified focus areas of natural resource management, disaster preparedness/response, environmental education, and volunteer engagement.
- Service Partners must submit an Individual Placement Proposal for consideration by the staff and Advisory Board of the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program.
- If selected, Service Partners must provide their assigned member with an orientation to the site. The orientation should include general expectations, goals, and purpose of the placement, background information about the site and an introduction to service site staff. The assigned member should be given a detailed introduction to assigned duties, member workspace, tool or other equipment use, written materials or reports to be used as resources, safety hazards, and potential growth of the project to include outside volunteers.
- AmeriCorps Cape Cod members are not employees or interns of the service site. They are AmeriCorps Cape Cod members performing service at an assigned service site. A members’ ultimate responsibilities and allegiance are to the Corps and its objectives. AmeriCorps members should not displace regular employees on a service site.
- Service Partners must provide on-site supervision in the form of continual training, support, instruction, and technical assistance, so members may satisfactorily complete projects. Service Partners are responsible for the safety at a service site and should take care to ensure that appropriate safety precautions have been taken.
- Individual Placements should provide adequate service-related tasks to ensure optimal use of members’ skills, time and effort and should provide an atmosphere where members feel comfortable and accepted at the service site.
- The Service Organization must provide access to the service site for AmeriCorps Cape Cod staff to perform monitoring visits.
- Service Partners should expect to meet and talk with AmeriCorps Cape Cod staff and assigned member to review the progress of placement, obstacles to overcome, changes to be made and opportunities for growth. Service Partners should maintain open communication with member and program staff.
- Service Partners must evaluate assigned member using AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s evaluation tools and complete a summary report at the completion of the service year.