AmeriCorps Programs in West Virginia

West Virginia Programs 2014-2015


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x AmeriCorps on the Frontline
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 visit www.educationalliance.org/americorps, or call Emily Pratt at 304-342-7849.


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  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 visit www.yla-youthleadership.org or call 304 478-2481.


  Tucker County
   
  Mid Ohio Valley Health Department
The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (MOVHD) AmeriCorps members identify at-risk or in need individuals, and provide individual support and education for the economically disadvantaged, rural, and underserved populations. For more information visit www.movhd.com or call Sherry Ellem at 304-485-7374.


 
   
  Energy Express AmeriCorps
Need a summer gig? Love kids? Energy Express AmeriCorps members promote successful reading skills for more than 3,000 children throughout state during the summer. Children receive two nutritious meals each day, and with AmeriCorps members serving as mentors, they participate in reading, writing, recreation and drama activities. Members also involve community volunteers in children’s learning, particularly in one-on-one reading. Positions available throughout the state.
For more information visit www.energyexpress.ext.wvu.edu or call 304-293-3855.


  40 Counties Statewide
 


  Appalachian Forest Heritage Area (AFHA)
In the scenic eastern mountains of West Virginia, AFHA promotes development, maintenance and investment in forestry, history, culture and natural resources. Members serve by: planting native trees, developing cultural heritage products, creating exhibits for local history museums, upgrading trails, and monitoring wildlife conditions. For more information visit www.appalachianforest.us or call 304-636-6182.


 
 


  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 visit www.highrocks.org, or call Shelby Mack 304-653-4891.


  Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties
        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 more than 25 counties. For more information visit www.lifebridgewv.org, or call Darnitta Elswick at (304) 340-3593.


  18 Counties Statewide
   
 
  Preservation Alliance
Love history? Help save historic properties in West Virginia with the Preservation Alliance. Members assist organizations to save and adaptively re-use historic buildings, revitalize historic communities and develop potential heritage tourism sites, and help nonprofit historic preservation organizations more effectively manage volunteers. For more information visit pawv.org or call Danielle LaPresta-Parker at 304-572-2788


  Barbour, Doddridge, Fayette, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, and Raleigh Counties
   
 
  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 visit www.wvccc.com, or call Dorothy Horne at (304) 656-7594.


  McDowell County
   

 
  Grow Ohio Valley
Help school-kids sink their hands into the soil. Get your hands dirty in urban farms, orchards, and greenhouses. Gain hands-on experience working to instigate a local food economy in Wheeling. For more information visit growov.org or call (304) 233-GROW.
  Ohio County

AmeriCorps is one of many national service programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Corporation provides opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve their communities through AmeriCorps*State and National and AmeriCorps*VISTA, Learn and Serve America, and the National Senior Service Corps. Volunteer West Virginia, the state's Commission for National and Community Service, administers AmeriCorps*State grants in West Virginia. Volunteer West Virginia is a state agency funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, with additional funds received from the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.