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March 2015 news, updates, and stories from AmeriCorps Cape Cod members and staff. Thank you for your support! 
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AmeriCorps Week 2015

AmeriCorps Week was March 9-13, and members acknowledged and celebrated the longstanding success of our program by connecting current members with local program alumni. Members engaged in service alongside program alumni who now live and work locally with roots in the program spanning the entire 16 years of its existence. Projects were with organizations such as the Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Brewster Department of Natural Resources, and Harwich Department of Natural Resources. 
To see more photos from AmeriCorps Week check out our Facebook Photo Album!

32 Member Spots Now Open! 

Interviews for our 17th year of service begin soon. Spread the word and/or apply! 
Position Descriptions
Application & Instructions

Cruise around the website, too - we're making updates!

Year 16 Photo Spotlight

Members from City Year Boston (and Alumna, Bethany Reynolds!) joined the FireCorps and LeHac House members for a day of service at Pilgrim Heights in Truro last month. 

See more photos of Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod HERE
Winter Speaker Series in Dennis began last week!

LEARN ABOUT: 
  • Shellfish Aquaculture
  • White Sharks in the North Atlantic
  • Bee Keeping
MEETING LOCATION: 
Dennis Police Station
685 Route 134
Dennis, MA 02660

See flyer for more information. 

What Are Alumni Up To?

Sarah McNeil, Year 15 Member Leader, will be setting off on a cross-country adventure pedaling for affordable housing via Bike & Build pretty soon. Follow along and support her trip HERE!


What other cool things are Alumni doing!?

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Click each link for more information!

National Volunteer Week (April 13-17, 2015)
Boland Pond Restoration Project - volunteers needed to assist ACC members with tasks such as invasive plant removal, native species planting, bird box building/installing, and trail maintenance.

*CORI Check with Nauset Regional School District required. 

Canal Cleanup (April 25, 2015 - 10AM to 2PM)
This ONE-DAY event is in its 15th year! Volunteers are needed to assist AmeriCorps Cape Cod and Army Corps of Engineers with general cleanup of canal banks and grounds maintenance projects at different sites along the canal. Breakfast and lunch provided.

AmeriCorps Cape Cod Week (May 18-22, 2015)
This new week-long event will be located in Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet in collaboration with the Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet Conservation Commission, Provincetown Conservation Department, and Sustainable CAPE. More information will be available soon! 

Contact Brittany Quaglieri (brittany.quaglieri@barnstablecounty.org OR 508-375-6863) with any questions about our upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

Third Annual Service & Volunteerism Day


Wendy Spencer, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO, will be at the State House in Boston on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Join the Massachusetts Service Alliance at the Massachusetts State House, Grand Staircase (2nd Floor) at 10:00 AM to hear Wendy and Everyday Community Heroes share stories about making a difference across Massachusetts. For more information, visit the MSA website. 

This event is intended for Alumni of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Commonwealth programs, current or past Program Staff, Volunteer Connectors, community volunteers, and supporters of the service and volunteerism field. If that's you, please attend and let us know how it goes!
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: 

Director, Orleans Conservation Trust

Seasonal Park Interpreter, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)
Various Openings with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Research and Monitoring Program Manager, Cape Cod National Seashore 
To see past issues of this newsletter and other AmeriCorps Cape Cod publications click HERE

Check out our Events Calendar, too!
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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 National Park Service Cape Cod National Seashore.
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