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February 2015 news, updates, and stories from AmeriCorps Cape Cod members and staff. Thank you for your support! 
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Bridging the Hunger Gap, our MLK Day event that occurred on January 19, 2015, was a huge success! Over 160 volunteers attended two service projects and contributed 486 hours of volunteer service. 

The reusable grocery bags, that were filled with non-perishable items that day, were transported and stored at KAM Appliances in Hyannis until February 11, when ACC members completed the project. They filled the bags with perishable food items and helped deliver them to the 200 children in Barnstable and Mashpee before the forecast for snow could cause delays.  
As the big event came to an end at YMCA Camp Lyndon, AmeriCorps Cape Cod members and staff, joined by YMCA Cape Cod staff, MassLIFT AmeriCorps members and staff, and a couple of Highland Street Corps Ambassadors AmeriCorps members sat for a group photo. 
At the Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis, a handful of AmeriCorps Cape Cod members, MassLIFT AmeriCorps, and a Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA member pose together at the end of the day. 

To see more photos of the event, please go to our Flickr page or Facebook Photo Album

Year 16 Photo Spotlight

There was quite the accumulation of snow at the Bourne House after the Blizzard of 2015 hit the Cape late last month - ask Mike all about it!

See more photos of Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod HERE
NEW MEMBER BLOGS!

This month we have two new member blogs up on the website. Learn about how members spent a day teaching emergency preparedness to Cape Cod's Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts, and one member's retelling of his memorable first visit to the Wellfleet Secret Beach. 

 
The food preservation workshop in Provincetown that was originally scheduled for January 27 and cancelled because of inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm. RSVP with AmeriCorps member, Alice, at americorp@provincetown-ma.gov.

Individual Placement Request for Proposal

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod is holding an Individual Placement Request for Proposal (RFP) orientation and release meeting on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Harbor View Conference Room located at the County Complex (3195 Main Street, Barnstable).   All organizations that are interested in applying for an Individual Placement for the 2015-2016 program year are required to attend the meeting. 
 
All Individual Placements awarded will be contingent on continued grant funding.
 
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Amy Henderson at ahenderson@barnstablecounty.org or 508-367-9231.
 
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Click each link for more information!
National Volunteer Week (April 13-17, 2015)
Canal Cleanup (April 25, 2015)
AmeriCorps Cape Cod Week (May 18-22, 2015)
It's tax season! 
Each year, AmeriCorps Alums partners with MyFreeTaxes.com to offer free federal and state tax return filings to alums and current members. For more information click HERE
Job Opportunities
Every now and then our community partners share job opportunities with us to help spread the word to ACC alums and other interested parties. Please pass them on, too!

Current Opportunities: 

Volunteer Coordinator, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Executive Director, Harvard Conservation Trust

Unpaid internship opportunities at National Marine Life Center.

To see past issues of this newsletter and other AmeriCorps Cape Cod publications click HERE

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The AmeriCorps Cape Cod program is dedicated to serving the critical environmental and community needs of Cape Cod through natural resource management, disaster preparedness and response, environmental education and outreach, and volunteer engagement.  

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod is funded by Barnstable County and through grants from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Housing is provided by Barnstable County and Cape Cod National Seashore.
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