AmeriCorps Volunteer Starts a Virtual Craft
and Hobby Program for Students
During COVID-19, AmeriCorps volunteer Bobbi Mitchell was inspired to create a virtual mentoring program where students can learn hobbies and crafts at home.
Bobbi is an an Educational Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA serving at the NASA Education Resource Center in Fairmont.
Through the program, volunteers are able to teach past times such as cooking, painting, and gardening. The videos are recorded virtually and then shared with the students.
Through the project, Bobbi has recruited over 25 volunteers to create videos for students. She also recently partnered with High Rocks in Hillsboro to serve students in their program.
"I think this program is going to really help a lot of people in need in West Virginia and really broaden our scope on what our community can do during difficult times," said Bobbi.