Video done by Emerson College student Elaine McMillion
Gulf Coast Restoration and Community Service
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration and Community Service Projects are located along the Gulf of Mexico on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Louisiana. The Gulf Coast of Mississippi is a great place for winter break because the Gulf Coast climate is great for outdoor projects in December and January.
CC International adheres to the standards set by the American Red Cross for housing and feeding volunteers.
Each day volunteers will be served breakfast and make their own brown bag lunch before departing to their project site. Dinner will be served each evening. Vegetarian options are available for each meal, refrigerator space is available to store personal food for those with special dietary needs.
Volunteers will participate in a variety of eco restoration projects. In addition to environmental projects, volunteers may also choose to in a variety of other community based projects addressing child welfare, poverty, homelessness, immigration, and education.
Environmental projects are designed to build an understanding of coastal ecosystems and watersheds and how they affected by manmade and natural disasters. Other community based projects are designed to serve families and individuals impacted economically.
The primary purpose of the project is gulf coast eco-system restoration. Volunteers will complete projects such as; Shoreline restoration, Native plant propagation, sea grass restoration, wild-life habitat improvement, dune restoration, storm water treatment, public land restoration and invasive species removal.
Community service projects include; working with community-based programs that serve youth, homeless, elderly and low-income members of the community.
Project Service Fee
The project service fee covers the cost of lodging, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, project coordination, tools, safety equipment, project supplies, and insurance. $35.00 per person per day. (Transportation is not included)
Space Is Limited.
Fill out and return a Volunteer Team Signup Form to reserve your space.
I loved that the projects were physically challenging. I liked knowing "why" we were doing certain projects so that it
was meaningful. It was nice of the camp leader to let the volunteers know that their hard work paid off. You guys are
doing great things! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it :)
I enjoyed working on the Chatawahatchee Bay area and distributing the bags of shells on the shoreline. All of the
volunteers I worked with were very nice and fun to work with!
I really enjoyed that everyday we were able to participate in different jobs, it kept things interesting.
We did a lot more than I expected to to, and we had a blast at each project.
The projects on the beach and in the sun were quite enjoyable. Hearing a speaker on Thursday night helped the
students to understand that their work was appreciated and made a difference.
I highly enjoyed the variety of work. We didn't have to do the same thing over and over again, so it didn't get boring.
I loved doing the oyster reef projects because we got to bag them one day and put them on a barge and then we
got the opportunity to take them off the barge and put them in the water. That was definitely something I loved was
seeing the whole project out.
I loved getting to work on projects that made me and my group feel like we were actually making a difference.
The variety, I'm glad this organization has a variety of tasks that fit all individuals needs. It was a great opportunity
bonding with other schools on site and meeting the people who we volunteered for each day. location was great!
I really enjoyed the chance to get out and really do some work and see the progress we made. It gave me a chance
to see what kind of things I will be doing for the rest of my life as an Environmental Science major.