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Training & Events

This page contains information about upcoming training workshops and events.  We will also post information about past events here.

Upper Cape Volunteer Fair During National Volunteer Week

Saturday, April 18, 11:30-2:00

Volunteer Fair Flyer

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First Congregational Church of Falmouth

68 Main Street, Falmouth (on the Village Green)

*Meet local organizations and learn how you can get involved and make a difference in your community;
*participate in hands-on volunteer activities for all ages;
*join the Million Hour Challenge!
Participating organizations include: Falmouth Service Center, The Boys And Girls Club Of Cape Cod, West Barnstable Fire Department, Cotuit Center For The Arts, Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team, Inc., Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod, Horizons for Homeless Children, VNA Of Cape Cod, HopeHealth, Cape Cod Score, Elder Services Of Cape Cod & The Islands, Recruitment, Training & Support Center For Special Education Surrogate Parents, Falmouth Museums On The Green, The Samaritans On Cape Cod And The Islands, Lymelight Mission, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Of Cape Cod, Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Cape Cod And The Islands, Housing Assistance Corporation, John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, Inc., Bourne Friends Food Pantry, Community Health Center Of Cape Cod, YMCA Cape Cod, Falmouth VIPS, Neighborhood Falmouth, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Kennedy Donovan Center, and more!
Volunteer Fair Flyer

Co-sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Falmouth

Supported by:

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Voluteer Fair & Open HouseAmeriCorps Cape Cod at the Vounteer Fair

October 15, 1:30-4:00

Thanks to all who participated and attended pm Wednesday, October 15, from 1:30 to 4:00 as we celebrated our new Opportunity Center and office at the Yarmouth Senior Center.  We celebrated with a Volunteer Fair featuring information tables hosted by 19 nonprofit and municipal agencies!      


Saturday, April 5, 11:30-2:30 @ The Cape Codder Resort

Together, we’re taking good care of our community. 

Join us and celebrate National Volunteer Month! Cape Cod Volunteers, Cape Cod Young Professionals, and Cape Cod Healthcare have teamed up to create an extraordinary volunteer fair and festival. On Saturday April 5th at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, from 11:30-2:30, over 60 volunteer organizations will join together to showcase their efforts, recruit volunteers, and celebrate volunteerism. Be a part of the movement and help give back to your community.

Meet more than 60 volunteer organizations Enjoy kids’ activities & family fun Hands-on volunteer activities for all ages Meet neighbors Have lunch Celebrate volunteerism Join the Million Hour Movement

Learn how you can make a difference!  Click here for the  2014 Volunteer Fair & Festival Flyer.  Check back for more information, or call CCV at 508-362-0242, or e-mail us.  Nonprofit organizations wishing to participate, please click here for our online registration.    ccv logo jpeg       CCHC_centered         CCYP_LogowName_RGB (2)  

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Information and Volunteer Recruitment Forum for Disaster Preparedness, October 29

Cape Cod Volunteers held a presentation, including a question/answer session, and volunteer recruitment for a number of governmental and nonprofit organizations involved in protecting all Cape Cod communities in the event of natural and man-caused emergencies. These include hurricanes, snowstorms, flooding, utility disruptions, evacuations and more. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the public of the missions of various organizations involved in emergency response, the critical need for more public participation and volunteering for these organizations, and the types of volunteer opportunities available.  Click here for more information about the Forum and the groups that participated. 

Days of Caring, October 1, 2 & 3

Cape Cod Volunteers teamed up again with Cape & Islands United Way on the 2013 Days of Caring. Every year, businesses send out teams of their employees to volunteer in the community, and we invited individuals to also be a part of the good work by getting involved on one of the days. Volunteers chose a day, picked a project, and got out and had fun–it was as easy as 1, 2, 3!

National Volunteer Month, April 2013

Join us on Saturday, April 13, from 11:30-2:30, for a Volunteer Fair to celebrate National Volunteer Month. The Fair, held at Mashpee Public Library, featured information tables hosted by the 22 local organizations including:  Cape Abilities, Housing Assistance Corp, AmeriCorps of Cape Cod, Sight Loss Services, Samaritans, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Mashpee Public Library, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, Life Choice Hospice, Shea’s Basketball Camp, YMCA Cape Cod, South Shore YMCA, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Horizons for Homeless Children, Mashpee Senior Center, Wood Hole Science Aquarium, Spaulding Rehabilitation, Hope Health, & Mashpee Dog Park.  Over 100 people attended who were interested in finding volunteer opportunities. A hands-on volunteer opportunity included participants of every age.  Operation Military Kids (OMK) organized care packages for the troops, making cards to be sent with the care packages, and making flag pins for military families. It was a fun day for some hands-on volunteer work! CCV Volunteer Consultants were also available to talk with attendees about their volunteer interests and to demonstrate the volunteer matching website.  CCV Volunteer Consultants are available every Thursday morning at the Harwich Community Center, and every Tuesday afternoon at Mashpee Public Library. For questions  e-mail us or call us at 508-362-0242.

Upper Cape Opportunity Center @ Mashpee Public Library: Grand Opening, November 27!

Approximately 100  attendees joined us on Tuesday, November 27th as we launched Cape Cod Volunteers’ second Opportunity Center–a place where people can come to talk about their volunteer interests and learn about local volunteer opportunities. The Grand Opening included information tables hosted by 18 local nonprofit organizations, and our Volunteer Consultants were on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities and demonstrate the website.  It was a great start to our Opportunity Center work on the Upper Cape!

Day of Caring, September 12

Cape Cod Volunteers teamed up with Cape & Islands United Way on this year’s Day of Caring. Every year, businesses send out teams of their employees to volunteer in the community. Thanks to businesses and volunteers who participated on Tuesday, September 12 to make a difference in our community!

National Volunteer Week, April 16 – 21, 2012

Volunteering to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Thanks to all who participated and volunteered during National Volunteer Week. You make our community a better place! Share your volunteer stories and get a cool YOU Generate t-shirt. You can e-mail us or post on our Facebook page.

Community Forum, April 17: Portfolio LIFE

Thanks to David Corbett, author of Portfolio Life and founder of New Directions, for his presentation about a new approach to work and life to get the most out of the many years after primary careers end. David, a thought leader on life transitions for executives and professionals, described a “life portfolio”—a balanced mix of work, learning, leisure, family time, and giving back that individuals tailor to their personality, needs and sense of mission. The Community Forum also included a discussion on Cape Cod Volunteers services and our plans to establish a Cape Cod Volunteers “Opportunity Center” at Mashpee Public Library. Stay tuned for more information! Sponsored by:


CCV Opportunity Center @ Mashpee Public Library, Open Every Tuesday, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Join us on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30 p.m. to talk about volunteering on Cape Cod, your specific volunteer interests, and how you can get involved in the community through volunteering. Our volunteer consultants are at Mashpee Public Library every Tuesday afternoon, unless otherwise noted.

CCV Opportunity Center @ Yarmouth Senior Center, Open Every Wednesday, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Join us on Thursday from 1:00-3:30 p.m. to talk about volunteering on Cape Cod, your specific volunteer interests, and how you can get involved in the community through volunteering. Our volunteer consultants are at Yarmouth Senior Center every Wednesday afternoon, unless otherwise noted.

CCV Opportunity Center at Harwich Community Center, Open Every Thursday, 9:30-noon

Join us on Thursdays from 9:30-12:00 to talk about volunteering on Cape Cod, your specific volunteer interests, and how you can get involved in the community through volunteering. Our volunteer consultants are at Harwich Community Center every Thursday morning, unless otherwise noted.  

Volunteer Coordinators Roundtable, March 30, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

The next Volunteer Coordinators Roundtable meeting is scheduled for March 30, from 12:30-2:00, at the Bridgewater State University Cape Cod Campus in South Yarmouth.  The topic for this Roundtable is Volunteer Recruitment–get ready to gear up for National Volunteer Month with ideas about how to recruit new volunteers with Pat Rowell and Lisa McNeill! The second half of the Roundtable will be facilitated by Kim Comart, principal and founder of Comart & Associates, to gather feedback about CCV programs and, in general, the impact that volunteers are having on your organization.   Volunteer Coordinators Roundtables are a place for people who manage volunteer programs to come together and learn from each other, share ideas, and build networks. The meetings are open to anyone who has responsibility for volunteer management. Meetings are free for CCV members and $5 for non-members. Participants should bring their own lunch; beverages and snacks will be provided.   Please e-mail us for more information or to let us know if you can join us from 12:30-2:00 on March 30 at BSU Cape Cod.

Effective Volunteer Management Training, October 27 & November 3

Congratulations to the first group of nonprofit representatives to go through the Effective Volunteer Management Training in November 2011!
Cape Cod Volunteers will hold a two-part workshop for nonprofits on building effective volunteer management programs. The two-part training covers topics such as assessing an organization’s volunteer needs, essential components of building or strengthening its volunteer program, and recruiting and retaining volunteers. The workshops are led by Patricia Rowell, former Volunteer Services Director at Mass General Hospital and an internationally-known volunteer consultant, and Kathi Sommers, lifelong volunteer and former President of the Cape Cod chapter of MSPCC. The workshop series will be held on Mondays, October 27 & November 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Harwich Community Center.  Pre-registration is required.  The registration fee is $80 for member organizations and $100 for non-member organizations for up to three (3) representatives.  The registration fee includes workshop materials, lunch and up to four (4) hours of consulting time after the workshop. To register and pay now securely through Paypal, fill out the form below. For more information, please e-mail us or call 508-362-0242. You may also fill out the registration form on the back of the Effective Volunteer Management October 2014 flyer and send back with your payment.
Training Fee
Your Organization’s Name
Attendees Names (up to 3)

CCV Website Training, November 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Cape Cod Volunteers we hold a training for staff and volunteers of Cape Cod nonprofits who want to learn about volunteer recruitment through using the Cape Cod Volunteers website on November 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.. The Cape Cod Volunteers website ( provides an online matching tool for nonprofits to list their volunteer opportunities and a place for Cape Codders to search for openings that match their interests.  The training is designed to provide a brief overview of the website followed by an opportunity to complete a posting with CCV support so that nonprofits can walk away with a finished product. The training will take place on Wednesday, November 5 at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street in Harwich. The training is free, but advanced registration is required. Please call Cape Cod Volunteers at 508-362-0242 or e-mail us to register.

Thank you for your support of the first Serve-A-Thon!

Cape Cod Volunteers thanks the volunteers, partner sites, sponsors, planning committee members, and friends involved in the first Serve-A-Thon! Because of your efforts:
  • The Family Pantry got closer to putting the community garden to bed (which provides fresh produce to Pantry clients);
  • Cape Rep Theater got painting done of a building that houses their actors (saving resources by having housing right at the theater);
  • Edward Gorey House had windows washed and got part of its barn cleaned out (making it easier to see all of the wonderful and odd collections of the famous writer and artist);
  • Cotuit Center for the Arts had painting done of one of its studios (making it even more inviting for artists of all ages to create masterpieces); and
  • Housing Assistance Corp’s Carriage House has a sparkling clean child care center (making it a fun and healthy environment for the kids to play)!
Thank you to our Serve-A-Thon Sponsors!


Additional thanks to Sunderland Printing, Single Volunteers of Cape Cod, RPM Carpets, Stop & Shop, Windfall Market, and Shaw’s Market for providing support for the event.  Thanks also to Trader Joe’s,  Mahoney’s Garden Center, Booksmith Musicsmith, Ice Cream Café, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Verde Floral Design, Color Me Mine, Kensington’s, and Uncommon Café.