AmeriCorps Volunteers at Minute Man

Many hands make light work as evidenced by our visiting AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) crew!

A team of six AmeriCorps participants are volunteering at Minute Man National Historical Park for 4 weeks under the direction of Margie Coffin Brown, Integrated Resource Program Manager. The crew has accomplished a tremendous amount in a short time including invasive species removal, caring for the sheep herd, cleaning up pasture fences, winterizing historic houses, and helping with snow removal.

A big thanks goes to these volunteers who come from around the United States – we appreciate their hard work and enthusiasm!

Team Reflections

“I gained so much knowledge about identifying invasive species, taking care of historical buildings, and caring for livestock. . . For things to do, a snowball fight or driving to Boston are some of the best pastimes I’ve ever had!” – Roland Viernes

“Overall, our project for Minute Man was fantastic. Our housing was phenomenal, our sponsor was somehow even better, and the work made a substantial difference upon the community. . . Easily one of my favorite projects yet.” – Lily Unterhaslberger

“The work is rewarding and the housing is great, so please give Margie your best work and be ready for one of the best (if not the best) projects you can get.” – Charles O’Shaughnessy

“I adored this project. It was honestly so wonderful for me to work in Minute Man National Historical Park. . . The weather was extremely cold and a minor annoyance, but, for the most part, I also appreciated the snow. I very much believe that Minute Man National Historical Park is a perfect work environment for any AmeriCorps NCCC team.” – Courtney Derrington

To learn more about the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, click here.

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