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About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive, results-driven service. Now in its fourteenth year, AmeriCorps is part of a tradition of national movements such as VISTA and the Civilian Conservation Corps, involving people of all ages and backgrounds in strengthening American communities.

AmeriCorps members meet critical educational, public safety, environmental and human needs, and help recruit volunteers to enhance their effectiveness. In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive education awards of up to $5,350 per year to help finance higher education or repay student loans. Click here for AmeriCorps programs across the country.

Here in West Virginia, more than 600 members are serving to meet some of the most critical needs in West Virginia, including poverty and illiteracy. West Virginia has established state priorities of building learning communities, sustainable economic development, and disaster preparedness and response. To join AmeriCorps programs in West Virginia, check out how to become an AmeriCorps member. Additional FAQs.

AmeriCorps programs are supported in part by grants from the West Virginia 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 see How to Bring AmeriCorps to your Community.

The AmeriCorps program can achieve terrific results for individual members and for the community.  Read the results of an independent evaluation Short-term impact of AmeriCorps on West Virginia participants.

Click here to learn more about AmeriCorps in West Virginia.

For more information, please contact:

Todd Goddard, AmeriCorps Program Manager
Kellie Aikman, AmeriCorps Program Officer

Volunteer West Virginia
(800) WV-HELPS
(304) 957-4304

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