Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod members are divided between four residences across Cape Cod. To learn more about the residential aspect of the program, please check the residential life page.

ACC members respond to a wide variety of requests from community partners who submit proposals requesting group service projects and individualized site placement projects. Group service projects occur on Mondays and Fridays while Individual site placement days and occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Some AmeriCorps Cape Cod members participate in Community Outreach and Development (COD) Days that occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

During group service projects, members respond to large-scale Environmental Stewardship needs in small groups (5-6) or with the entire 24 member corps. During site placement days, members serve individually with local, state, federal, and non-profit entities to build capacity by creating volunteer land and water stewardship groups.

For more information on our focus areas or for more examples of group projects, click HERE.

Individual Placement Weekly Diagram

Group Service

During Group Service projects, ACC members serve together to meet the needs of a Service Partner organizations. Typically, these projects are focused on land management activities (e.g. trail blazing, habitat restoration), water-based activities (e.g. herring run clean-up, shellfish propagation), or environmental education (e.g. WetFest events, Green Ribbon Puppet Show).

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What is an Individual Placement?

Individual Placements (IPs) are a main component of the service year for members. Members are selected  to serve independently on projects developed by ACC’s community partners. This provides fantastic professional development for members while meeting a critical need of these organizations. During IPs, members may serve in a professional office setting or out in the field. Members will take the lead on projects that can vary from volunteer program development, land management, research, event planning, and more!  Service Partners may include federal, state, municipal governments & non-profit organizations. These partners act as supervisors and mentors for the members on their year-long IP experience.

To read more about this year’s individual placements, click HERE

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