AmeriCorps Programs


AmeriCorps on the Frontline of School Success 
Help improve high school graduation rates–be a mentor! AmeriCorps on the Frontline members work with students to improve attendance, behavior and course performance in grades 3-12. For more information, click here or call Emily Pratt at 304-342-7849.


Camp Horseshoe 
Be a summer adventure or opportunity camp mentor! Housing and food provided! Camp Horseshoe AmeriCorps members work with at-risk youth in the mountains of beautiful Tucker County, West Virginia. Members create hands-on learning activities to develop entrepreneurial and civic leadership skills for the young people that attend. For more information, click here or call Sharon Cassidy at 304 478-2481. 


Appalachian Forest Heritage Area 
Serve communities and the environment In the scenic eastern mountains of West Virginia with AFHA AmeriCorps! Conservation members improve public lands, restore and monitor ecosystems, and educate about the environment. Community heritage members help with redevelopment, tourism, and historic preservation of local communities, and enhance cultural heritage for heritage sites and museums. Hands-On Team members provide direct historic preservation and conservation service for a variety of projects. 

AFHA is recruiting NOW for 2018-19 positions that will start in September. Contact them!

For available positions and more information, click here or call Phyllis Baxter at 304-636-6182. 

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Energy Express AmeriCorps 
Looking for a great summer opportunity and résumé builder? Energy Express is an 8 week program which helps prevent the summer learning slide of children living in low-income, rural areas. Members serve as mentors and community coordinators. Positions are available in 40 counties of West Virginia. For more information, click here or call John Lyonett 304-293-3855. 


Grow Ohio Valley
Help improve social justice, community service and fresh, locally grown food access throughout rustbelt Appalachia and sow seeds of regional economic development. Programs, include: organic urban agricultural production, school garden programs, community supported agriculture initiatives, neighborhood farm stands, and a traveling mobile organic market. For more information, click here or call Susan Barbour at (304) 233-4769.

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High Rocks Youth Education and Empowerment 
High Rocks is an arts-based youth leadership and girls’ empowerment camp nestled in the West Virginia mountains that educates, empowers, and inspires young people in Pocahontas, Nicholas and Greenbrier Counties. Members mentor youth, help run youth centers, and support summer camps and afterschool programs. For more information, click here or call Janet Swift 304-653-489. 


LifeBridge AmeriCorps
Make a difference in your community. LifeBridge programs teach life skills, help create opportunity for unemployed and underemployed individuals including veterans, and help distressed families meet basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and emotional care. Members serve at more than 25 counties. For more information, click here or call Darnitta Elswick at (304) 340-3593.


Preserve WV AmeriCorps Program 
Assist nonprofit organizations in the preservation of historic properties to decrease waste and demolition debris. The members assist organizations to save and adaptively re-use historic buildings to increase environmental stewardship and reduce waste; revitalize historic communities and develop potential heritage tourism sites to assist with community economic development; and help nonprofit historic preservation organizations more effectively manage volunteers. For more information, click here or call Danielle LaPresta-Parker at 304-345-6005.

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Twin Branch Recreational Area 
Learn job skills and build your job readiness through carpentry, trail maintenance and forestry. The Twin Branch AmeriCorps Program improves and increases outdoor recreational opportunities in McDowell County, West Virginia. Members build and maintain hiking trails, upgrade local parks, and help develop community gardens to help grow economic opportunity and tourism. For more information, click here or call Dorothy Horne at (304) 656-7594. 

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West Virginia Community Health Developer
The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (MOVHD) AmeriCorps members increase healthy lifestyles, physical activity, and healthy eating. For more information, click here or call Sherry Ellem at 304-485-7374.

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