CAC AmeriCorps is in the home stretch of recruitment for the 2021-2022 corps year beginning August 2nd, 2021. Are you a service-oriented person with a desire to have positive impacts on 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!
Feel free to reach out If you have questions, and when you are ready, apply. We look forward to reviewing your applications!
CAC AmeriCorps currently offers 4 unique full- and part-time program options ranging from 8 weeks to a year.
The Environmental Programis our longest running corps, operated continuously since 1994, engaging individuals in full-time service over 47 weeks supporting organizations focused on enhancing community resilience through environmental education, improving public lands and infrastructure, and disaster preparedness. Learn More
TheCommunity Action Fellows program is debuting August 2021 and will engage 20 action-oriented community members in part-time (300-hour) semester-based service opportunities supporting organizations focused on supporting activities addressing education disparities, food insecurity, and broader COVID-19 recovery efforts. Learn More
TheVISTA Program engages individuals of all ages in full-time service over 12 months 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! Learn More
In addition, VISTA Summer Associates offers an an 8-10 week, full-time, service opportunity during the summer months generally between May and July. Learn More
Small Steps Make a Big Difference
Watercolor by 2004-2005 & 2005-2006 Alum Tracie Pouliot.
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.
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.
Members increased access to food and nutrition resources for 5,933 individuals during the 2019-2020 service year.