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Year 26 AmeriCorps Cape Cod Member

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/3/2024 - 7/24/2025

Application window

2/1/2024 - 8/15/2024

Location

Barnstable, Massachusetts

Hourly pay equivalent

$11.67

Project summary

Barnstable County’s AmeriCorps Cape Cod program engages service-minded adults to fulfill a variety of environmental and disaster preparedness needs across Cape Cod. We recruit, train, and host 20 national service members, who make an 11-month full-time volunteer commitment to Cape Cod. Our focus areas include natural resource management, disaster preparedness and response, environmental education, and volunteer engagement.

Opportunity description

AmeriCorps Cape Cod members will conduct meaningful service activities that benefit the Cape Cod community, receive experience in various sectors of the environmental and disaster preparedness fields, gain valuable skills through training and hands-on service experience, foster professional development through networking with local experts and gaining credentials through certificate-based trainings, and build leadership skills as a team member and as an individual.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Must meet federal AmeriCorps eligibility requirements. Must be 18 years or older. Must be a United States citizen or a legal permanent resident. Must have a GED or High School diploma. Must be able to provide your own reliable motor vehicle and valid driver’s license. Must pass a fit for duty physical exam before term of service begins.

Preferred qualifications

Some college or volunteering experience is preferred. Skills and knowledge related to environmental studies, biology, or other sciences. Experience working with children and young adults. Experience overseeing volunteers and/or groups of people. Experience responding to natural disasters. Experience working outdoors and with power tools. Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction
  • Waterway restoration
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Disaster preparedness recovery and response
  • Coastal wetlands restoration
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Community gardens
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor