AmeriCorp volunteers dig in for a month at The Wildcat Sanctuary

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Have you ever heard of the international Peace Corps? Did you know there’s a similar program here in the United States called AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps team mission is strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community service.

The Wildcat Sanctuary’s hosting 9 AmeriCorps team volunteers for a month and we’re thrilled to have their help!! Called the Maple 2 team, this group is made up of a very young, energetic group of 18-24 year olds. They’ve been working all over the country since February, helping other nonprofit organizations, too.

Now, it’s the sanctuary’s turn and what they’ve accomplished already is fantastic! The cats have been enjoying watching “human TV” as this hardworking bunch has been working on improving and maintaining our grounds, roads, and fences all around our sanctuary.

Over the next month while they’re here, the team will also be helping us build some new perches and shade structures, as well as plant new trees, in the cats’ habitats.

While we educate them about the Captive Wildlife Crisis, they’re seeing firsthand how their work helps make such a difference!


National Civilian Community Corps, or AmeriCorps NCCC, is comprised of many teams. The Maple 2 team has been working together since February all over the country helping nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways.

During round 1 of their service, Maple 2 served with the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee. They spent their first half of the round educating youth on the maple sugaring process. The second half of the round was spent removing invasive species and clearing brush.

During round 2, Maple 2 served with the City of Flint Blight Elimination Division. They spent their time boarding up abandoned homes and clearing vacant lots through mowing lawns and picking up trash.

The team arrived at TWS on August 2nd and we’re thrilled to have them here for this month of service, too!

Brochure with photos of the team and more info about the program: 

Maple 2 Brochure with Team members


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