AmeriCorps is an opportunity to give full time service to High Rocks or other community non-profits while receiving a monthly living stipend, health insurance, college loan deferral, and an education award to use for college tuition or student loans.
Have questions or ready to apply? Contact us at email@example.com, 304 653-4891, or High Rocks, 195 Thompson Rd., Hillsboro, WV 24946.
Current sites with half-year positions available are: (Positions start on March 1, 2018)
As a Gardens & Grow Appalachia AmeriCorps member you will serve on a small team that plants, cares for, and harvests vegetables from the High Rocks garden and high tunnel for and with the campers of our summer camp program. This goes hand in hand with broadening campers’ understanding of local healthy foods by providing hands-on education about how the food they eat gets to their plates. Members will also assist with coordinating the logistics for gardening workshops throughout the season and with the distribution of gardening supplies to 50 local gardens through the Grow Appalachia program, which offers free gardening support and resources to local gardeners. Click here for a list of duties: Gardens and Grow Appalachia description.
Current sites with FUll-year positions available are:
YEAR-ROUND AMERICORPS MEMBERS AT HIGH ROCKS: High Rocks is seeking individuals interested in volunteering to work with young people in Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties. Educate, empower, and inspire young people in our leadership development programs and make an unforgettable difference in a young person’s life. We have several AmeriCorps members that serve within High Rocks Academy, both of our youth centers and Grow Appalachia.
YEAR-ROUND AMERICORPS MEMBERS AT COMMUNITY PARTNER SITES:
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
The mission of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg, WV is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health-related programs, to support and develop graduate medical education training, to advance scientific knowledge through academic, clinical and basic science research, and to promote patient-centered, evidence based medicine. The AmeriCorps member will focus on building stronger relationships with local non-profits and developing diversity-related programs, among other projects.
Mountain Music Trail
The Mountain Music Trail is an informal group of community leaders, musicians, organization representatives and venue owners who are dedicated to promoting and presenting the traditional music, dance and folkways of the Allegheny mountain regions, promoting cultural tourism and sustainable economic development near the Highway 219 corridor in Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties and sharing a cultural experience that brings together visitors and residents alike to enjoy and participate in traditional mountain folkways. An AmeriCorps member will provide direct service in all the key components of the Mountain Music Trail initiative.