Save the Date for Cape Cod Canal Clean Up!

Join us on April 20, 2024, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Herring Run Recreation Area for food, fun, and a chance to better your community. Volunteers will be provided gloves, bags, and refreshments. There will also be an educational exhibition with presenters from various environmental organizations.

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 23 years to host the annual Canal Clean Up, a community-wide service event to help meet the immediate environmental needs facing the Cape Cod Canal, one of the region’s most important recreational assets.

AmeriCorps Cape Cod will receive all completed forms. Please contact AmeriCorps Member Grace Vachon at with any questions about volunteer registration.





Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged AmeriCorps the Agency with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service — a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Learn more about this national day of service!

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20+ Years of Our MLK Day of Service

stair remodeling

Year 4: ACC members and volunteers painted condominiums for the organization Living Independently Forever, Inc. (LIFE). This organization encourages and facilitates adults with learning disabilities to live independently.

bathroom makeover

Year 7: ACC gave a few bathrooms a fresh coat of paint at Champ Homes and the library inside of the Carriage House

group sewing

Year 9: ACC members and volunteers gathered to make 14 quilts, which were later donated to Independence House, Champ Homes, Helping Our Women, A Baby Center, Falmouth Service Center, and Barnstable County.

food drive

Year 11: ACC and volunteers collected nearly 4,000 food items and were distributed to the Harwich Family Pantry.

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Year 13: ACC and volunteers construct garden beds for a local farm!

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week across the nation. It’s about inspiring and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities, and demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

deck building

Year 15: National Volunteer Week was “All Access Brewster”-Broader access points to the community and recreational sites across the town of Brewster were constructed by AmeriCorps members and local volunteers.

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Year 17: National Volunteer Week was “Celebrating the Cape Cod National Seashore Centennial”- we partnered with the Cape Cod National Seashore, holding service projects to help prepare “Our Park” for their centennial celebration that summer.