Gulf Coast Eco-System Restoration and Community Service- Mississippi

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ABOUT THE GULF COAST PROJECT

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.

LOCATION

The Gulf Coast Project volunteer facility is located near Biloxi, Mississippi and serves communities all along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

GULF COAST  VOLUNTEER REVIEWS

Volunteer Comments from Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration and Community Service

  • 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.

  • 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 getting to work on projects that made me and my group feel like we were actually making a difference.

  • 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.

GULF COAST VOLUNTEER PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Eco-System Restoration

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

Community service projects include; working with community-based programs that serve youth, homeless, elderly and low-income members of the community.

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.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

CC International adheres to the standards set by the American Red Cross for housing and feeding volunteers.   
We Provide:

  • A Place to Sleep

  • Clean and sanitary showers and bathroom

  • Recreation Space

  • Internet Access

  • Meeting space

  • Three meals per day with a vegetarian option

  • Project Coordination

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.

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.  $38.00 per person per day. (Transportation is not included)

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