CAC AmeriCorps is currently recruiting Members for the 2018-2019 service year to help us reach 1 million hours of service in East Tennessee!

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During the 2018-2019 service year, CAC AmeriCorps looks forward to celebrating 1,000,000 of service in East Tennessee. We are currently looking for dynamic, service minded people to help us get there and we are currently accepting applications. Please visit the 'Member Benefits' section to learn more about the benefits of national service and visit the 'Apply' section of the website to start your journey with CAC AmeriCorps today!



CAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental program will engage 34 members, between the ages of 18-25, in projects focusing on environmental education, capacity building and improving public lands through a variety of administrative and technical interventions.  Our longest running program, CAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental Corps has been in operation since 1994.
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Our newest program.  CAC AmeriCorps’ proposed Infrastructure program will engage 20 members, between the ages of 18-25, in projects improving inland waterways, public parks, roads, solid waste and transit systems in East Tennessee through hands-on interventions like trail building and maintenance, prescribed fire operations, and road maintenance activities. Continue reading “Infrastructure”


CAC AmeriCorps’ VISTA program will engage 18 members, of all ages, supporting organizations focused on eliminating poverty in our region by removing barriers to employment, increasing access to healthy food, and lifting people out of poverty in partnerships with organizations like Goodwill Industries, Centro Hispano, Nourish Knoxville and Bridge Refugee Services. Continue reading “Poverty”

Building sustainable communities through hands, heart, and mind.

Established in 1994, CAC AmeriCorps is a national service program that combines elements of traditional conservation practice with community action that informs our work and places it in the broader context of the region.  CAC AmeriCorps members work to improve public lands, streams and greenways, educate the public, meet immediate human needs through disaster response, eliminate barriers to employment, contribute to healthier lifestyles and build volunteer capacity to enhance the ability of our partners to get things done.  We are committed to human and environmental justice in our communities through enduring acts of service.

Small Steps Make a Big Difference
Watercolor by 2004-2005 & 2005-2006 Alum Tracie Pouliot.

Volunteers Managed

Members managed 5,193 volunteers during the 2016-2017 service year leveraging nearly 10,386 volunteer hours valued at $250,718.

Acres of Public Lands Improved

Members treated 2,649 acres of public lands during the 2016-2017 service year  resulting in an improvement of 2,411 (91%).  Interventions included debris removal, prescribed fire operations and invasive species removal.

Miles of Trails and Waterways Improved

Members treated 169 miles of trail and waterways during the 2016-2017 service year  resulting in an improvement of 131 miles (77.5%).  Interventions included debris removal, trail maintenance and water quality projects.

Environmental Education

Members provided environmental education to 6,287 unique individuals through in-school and community based interventions during the 2016-2017 service year .