AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans each year in intensive, results-driven service. Since 1994, AmeriCorps is part of a tradition of national movements such as VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), involving people of all ages and backgrounds in strengthening American communities.
What You Can Achieve
AmeriCorps members serve their communities in ways that address disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. They also recruit volunteers to enhance their effectiveness. Here in West Virginia, nearly 800 members of all ages and backgrounds are serving each year to meet some of the most critical needs in the state.
Programs in West Virginia have helped:
Benefits of Service
AmeriCorps programs are supported in part by grants from Volunteer West Virginia, the state's Commission for National and Community Service, as well as other public and private resources. For information on applying for a grant to support AmeriCorps members in West Virginia check out our funding opportunities.
For more information, please contact an AmeriCorps Program Officer at (800) WV-HELPS or (304) 558-0111.