CAC AmeriCorps is excited to kick off recruitment for the 2021-2022 corps year beginning August, 2021. Are you a service-oriented person with a desire to have positive impacts on the environment and East Tennessee communities? Are you interested in gaining experience and building relationships to kickstart a career of purpose while earning a modest living stipend and money for education? Click to learn more!

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Feel free to reach out If you have questions, and when you are ready, apply. We look forward to reviewing your applications!


vistabuttonCAC AmeriCorps’ VISTA Program engages individuals of all ages supporting organizations focused on eliminating poverty in our region. VISTA members build capacity in organizations through program development, volunteer recruitment, data collection, curriculum development, fundraising, and more!
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envibuttonCAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental Program is our longest running program, continuously operating since 1994, and engages individuals, primarily between the ages of 18-25, in projects focusing on enhancing community resilience through environmental education, improving public lands and infrastructure, and disaster preparedness and response.
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Small Steps Make a Big Difference
Watercolor by 2004-2005 & 2005-2006 Alum Tracie Pouliot.

Performance Snapshot

Volunteers Managed

Members managed 2,703 volunteers during the 2019-2020 service year leveraging 21,339 volunteer hours valued at $580,420.

Acres and Miles of Public Lands Improved

Members improved 5,872 acres and 128 miles of public lands during the 2019-2020 service year.  Interventions included debris removal, prescribed fire operations and invasive species removal.

Environmental Education

Members provided environmental education to 615 unique K-12 students through in-school and community based interventions during the 2019-2020 service year .

Job Training and Employment

Members provided job training to 163 individuals improving their employment / career options during the 2019-2020 service year.

Food Insecurity

Members increased access to food and nutrition resources for 5,933 individuals during the 2019-2020 service year.

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