AmeriCorps Programs in West Virginia

West Virginia Programs 2014-2015


x AmeriCorps on the Frontline of School Success

The Education Alliance

x 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.Members serve in in Cabell, Doddridge, Kanawha, Lincoln, McDowell, Monongalia, Monroe, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Randolph, and Wood Counties. For more information visit www.educationalliance.org/americorps, or call Emily Pratt at 304-342-7849.


x Cabell, Doddridge, Kanawha, Lincoln, McDowell, Monongalia, Monroe, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Randolph, and Wood Counties
  Camp Horseshoe

http://yla-youthleadership.org/

  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 Sharon Cassidy at 304 478-2481.


  Tucker County
    Change the Future WV

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department

  Change the Future WV AmeriCorps members bridge the gap for community members cut off from the traditional healthcare system and increase access to oral and behavioral healthcare. Members identify at-risk or in need individuals, and provide individual support and education for the economically disadvantaged, rural and medically underserved populations. For more information visit www.movhd.com or call Carrie Brainard at 304-485-7374.


  Calhoun, Harrison, Monongalia, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Wirt, and Wood Counties
  Communities Helping Communities

Playmates Child Care

  Communities Helping Communities AmeriCorps members provide educational support and services to children and youth aged birth to 13 in Cabell and Wayne counties. They improve learning readiness for pre-kindergarten children and improve the academic performance of K-8 students by providing S.T.E.M. activities. . Members serve at 11 sites strengthening communities through the recruitment of volunteers and engaging in service learning projects. For more information visit www.playmates-childcare.com or call Judy Kachelreis at 304-429-6167


  Cabell and Wayne Counties
  Energy Express AmeriCorps

West Virginia University Research Corporation

  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 from June 11th – July 31st, 2015. Positions are available in 40 counties of West Virginia.
For more information visit www.energyexpress.ext.wvu.edu or call 304-293-3855.


  40 Counties Statewide
  Enhancing Assets to Build Communities

Appalachian Forest Heritage Area

  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.


  Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, and Tucker Counties
  Growing Communities through Heritage Development

Appalachian Forest Heritage Area

  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.


  Greenbrier, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, and Upshur Counties
  High Rocks Youth Education and Empowerment

High Rocks Educational Corporation

  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 Marlyn McClendon 304-653-489.


  Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties
  LifeBridge AmeriCorps

United Way of Central West Virginia

  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.


  Statewide
 

LifeBridge AmeriCorps Veteran Corps

United Way of Central West Virginia

  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.


  Statewide
  Preserve WV AmeriCorps Program

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (http://pawv.org/

  Preserve WV AmeriCorps members assist 12 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 visit pawv.org or call Danielle LaPresta at 304-572-2788


  Barbour, Doddridge, Fayette, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, and Raleigh Counties
  Twin Branch Recreational Area

Citizen Conservation Corps of West Virginia

  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
    WV Farm to School AmeriCorps Program

West Virginia Department of Education- Office of Child Nutrition

  The West Virginia Farm to School AmeriCorps members serve throughout West Virginia to improve youth nutrition to help reduce childhood obesity. Members strive to increase the availability of local fresh fruits and vegetables and locally grown products on school menus; implement educational activities for students and families about healthy eating choices and agriculture; and recruit and mobilize community members to participate in farm to school activities. For more information visit www.groweducatesell.com or call Keri at 304-558-2709   Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monongalia, Morgan, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties

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.