High Rocks is seeking AmeriCorps Members and Interns!

Open Positions:

6 Month AmeriCorps Position at The Hub

Location: Lewisburg, WV
Start Date: March 1, 2016 or March 16, 2016
Description:. The Hub is a drop in teen center run by High Rocks in Lewisburg, WV. We’re looking for a member to run programming and be a mentor to young people. Members serving at The Hub, our connected student cafe in downtown Lewisburg, will serve as a mentor to youth participants, create and facilitate structured activities focused on art, music, entrepreneurship and empowerment, and support the day-to-day activities of The Hub.

6 Month AmeriCorps Position at Trillium Arts Collective

Location: Lewisburg, WV
Start Date: March 1, 2016 or March 16, 2016
Description: This position provides a unique opportunity to assist a non-profit arts organization that has been in Lewisburg, WV for 32 years. Stage production, volunteer recruitment and management, marketing, writing, graphic design, editing and media skills are useful. Computer skills and experience in social-networking is required. Trillium will provide training as needed. The AmeriCorps member attends and takes minutes at committee and board meetings which will provide full immersion in the workings of this non-profit arts organization. This position is ideal for recent college grads or someone ready for a change.

6 Month AmeriCorps Position at Friends Of the Lower Greenbrier River

Location: Alderson, WV
Start Date: March 1, 2016 or March 16, 2016
Description: Friends of the Lower Greenbrier Watershed Organization (FOLGR) will engage one AmeriCorps member to serve in Monroe, Summers, and Greenbrier Counties. The member will implement curriculum for the watershed and environmental educational programs developed by FOLGR, involving in-class educational activities and field-based activities, such as water quality monitoring and macro-invertebrates identification and assessment. The member will strive to strengthen our organizational capacity in the watershed community by developing volunteer recruitment and retention strategies and by developing service opportunities and community service events that engage community members to improve their communities.

Summer teaching Intern – Camp

Location: Hillsboro, WV
Start Date: June 1, 2016
Description:  Each summer, High Rocks becomes a hands-on, hearts-on classroom for college students from around the country. Interns gain direct experience mentoring teens and also participate fully in the program as theory builders and analysts learning about social change, women’s issues, and Appalachian studies in partnership with young people, staff and volunteers. Service in communities is enriched and complemented by a series of seminars that invite interns to explore regional history, development, theory, media and art. Each intern supports staff in summer programs (including two residential summer camps), and also completes an individual project and an intern group project. The internship has two main components–seminars and hands-on experience working with teenagers. This two-part approach is designed to deepen the experiences of the summer interns so that they leave High Rocks with theoretical as well as practical knowledge about the region and state, the challenges facing girls, ethical social change, and effective community service. Housing is provided and meals are provided while summer camps are in session. Interns also receive a stipend for the summer. Individual interns have, in some cases, worked with their colleges to secure academic credit.

Summer Teaching Intern – The Hub

Location: Lewisburg, WV
Start Date: June 1, 2016
Description: High Rocks believes in youth spaces—places where young people can be comfortable expressing themselves. At High Rocks we find great value in creating safe environments for youth to interact with supportive adults and to face intellectual, emotional, and physical challenges. Our youth centers will facilitate our award-winning educational programming and allow for more youth engagement in the community at large. Interns will support programming and daily operations at High Rocks Youth Centers. They will create, implement, and facilitate workshops, events, and other programming based on High Rocks curriculum. They will strive to create an environment of learning and inspiration.

Summer Grow Appalachia Intern

Location: Hillsboro, WV
Start Date: June 1, 2016
Description: High Rocks Grow Appalachia supports more than 30 gardens in and around Pocahontas County, WV. We are dedicated to helping mountain families plant a healthy future for themselves and their communities. We provide them with skills and resources to grow sustainable, nutritious food, teaching them how to prepare and preserve food in a healthy way, empowering them to share their knowledge in the community, creating programs to provide food to elderly and disabled residents in need, and developing local farmers’ markets to sell surplus food. The Grow Appalachia intern will serve with the Grow Appalachia team at High Rocks to increase vegetable production and local sales using organic practices. They will help increase the community’s access to locally grown vegetables and build relationships and systems that strengthen the local food economy.

Summer Wellness Team Intern

Location: Hillsboro, WV
Start Date: June 1, 2016
Description: Camps are the heart of High Rocks. Our summer Nutrition, Wellness, and Garden intern team will serve as mentors, role models, and cooks during the two camps: New Beginnings for 7th grade girls (12 days) and Camp Steele for 8th-12th graders (15 days). During camp they will work as a team with the Executive Chef to plan and prepare nutritional meals, work in the High Rocks camp garden with teens, and lead wellness activities.

Year Round AmeriCorps Member – College Access and High Rocks For Girls

Location: Hillsboro, WV
Start Date:  September 19, 2016
Description: High Rocks AmeriCorps members improve academic achievement by providing area youth with programs that support them both to succeed in school, and also discover skills and interests that keep them engaged in learning within and beyond the classroom. AmeriCorps members provide direct service in all the key components of the High Rocks programming.

Year Round AmeriCorps Member – High Rocks Media Program and Youth Community Action

Location: Hillsboro, WV
Start Date: September 19, 2016
Description: High Rocks is seeking one full time AmeriCorps member to facilitate our Youth Community Action and Media programs. They will serve as mentors to youth, lead weekly community action meetings for young people, help facilitate youth to develop their voice and find social issues they are passionate about, bring young people on trips to the state legislature and other events, and organize and facilitate media workshops.

Year Round AmeriCorps Member – The Hub

Location: Lewisburg, WV
Start Date: September 19, 2016
Description: The Hub is a drop in teen center run by High Rocks in Lewisburg, WV. We’re looking for a member to run programming and be a mentor to young people. Members serving at The Hub, our connected student cafe in downtown Lewisburg, will serve as a mentors to youth participants, create and facilitate structured activities focused on art, music, entrepreneurship and empowerment, and support the day-to-day activities of The Hub.

For more information or to apply for a position contact shelby@highrocks.org or call (304)653-4891