Appalachian Forest National 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. For available positions and more information,
or call (304) 636-6182.
Education Alliance AmeriCorps
Education Alliance AmeriCorps empowers at-risk students to see their potential by connecting them with a caring adult role model—an element lacking in many of their lives. By providing consistent, ongoing mentoring for West Virginia's most at-risk students it considerably increases their school attendance, behavior and course performance and thereby improves their chances of successful high school graduation. For more information contact 304-342-7849.
Energy Express AmeriCorps
Looking for a great summer opportunity and resume 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,
or call 304-293-3855.
Flipside AmeriCorps is a national service initiative where AmeriCorps members help improve the social, academic, and emotional wellbeing of students at 4 area schools: Taylor County Middle School, West Fairmont Middle School, East Fairmont Middle School, and Mannington Middle School. Flipside AmeriCorps members serve middle school students directly through Tygart Valley United Way’s flagship education program, the Flipside Afterschool Program. For more information
or call 304-366-4550.
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,
or call (304) 233-4769.
High Rocks AmeriCorps members create opportunities for learning, leadership, health and wellness, and community engagement in local organizations in rural West Virginia. Members serve in youth empowerment, housing, local foods, and more. High Rock's mission is to educate, empower, and inspire young people to build a strong, sustainable West Virginia. For more information,
or call Janet Swift 304-653-4891.
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 304-340-3593.
The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s statewide service initiative where members help main streets thrive, help communities capture their local history, and help preserve beloved West Virginia landmarks. Members' service will emphasize community development and revitalization through projects focused on historic preservation, volunteer management, and heritage tourism development. For more information,
or call 304-345-6005.
West Virginia READY
The West Virginia Rural Engagement Ambassadors for Development and Youth (WV READY) is a new program that pairs AmeriCorps members with governmental and nongovernmental agencies to assess, develop, and grow West Virginia’s regional outdoor recreation. The program is hosted by Stewards Individual Placements. For more information, click here
or contact Brendan Muckian-Bates, 681-666-3266.