AmeriCorps

Make a difference through AmeriCorps!

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to give full time service to changing lives in our community while receiving a monthly living allowance, health insurance, college loan deferral, and an education award to use for college tuition or student loans.

AmeriCorps Info Sheet

AmeriCorps Member Service Description

Have questions or ready to apply?  Contact us at americorps@highrocks.org, 304 653-4891, or High Rocks, 195 Thompson Rd., Hillsboro, WV 24946.

CURRENT Positions:

Current sites with half-year positions to start March 1, 2019:

High Rocks Local Foods and Wellness Education

AmeriCorps Members will plant, care for, harvest, pack, store, and process vegetables from the High Rocks garden and high tunnel for and with the campers of our summer camp program.  This broadens campers’ understanding of local healthy foods by providing hands-on education about how the food they eat gets to their plates.

High Rocks The hub

Create and facilitate workshops, events, and other programming for youth based on the High Rocks Educational curriculum. Serve as a mentor to High Rocks girls and other youth that attend High Rocks programs. Contribute writing and photography for blog, website and other media. Perform program and participant evaluations. Strive to create an environment of learning and inspiration. Learn and use the High Rocks Salesforce database system to manage volunteer information. Help with carpools to/from High Rocks events. Provide assistance with programming events and projects developed by fellow AmeriCorps members, staff, and community members. Assist in High Rocks after-school feeding program at the Hub. Design and implement innovative, educational, and inspiring programs for High Rocks Girls and community members alike Attend local community events to represent and promote the Hub.

High Rocks Academy

Make a difference! High Rocks Educational Corporation is seeking individuals interested in volunteering with AmeriCorps to work with young people in West Virginia, starting March 2018. Work to educate, empower, and inspire young people in our flagship leadership development program working with youth from Pocahontas, Nicholas and Greenbrier Counties. Make a difference in a young person’s life that they will never forget.



Current sites with FUll-year positions available are:

IMG_6963YEAR-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:

Sprouting Farms

Sprouting Farms Appalachian Croft and Training Center is a four-season non-profit farm and education and resource center located in Summers County WV.  We believe that long-lasting impact is created by training new farmers in quality and sustainable production techniques, and by providing shared resources and educational opportunities to the whole farm community. Our programs provide farmers with sound business management and production skills, hands-on apprenticeship and mentorship, and the land and resources necessary to launch and refine their farm businesses. The AmeriCorps member will focus on scheduling and hosting educational events and workshops, community outreach and recruitment of volunteers among other projects.

Pocahontas County Libraries

Pocahontas County Libraries & Visitor Information Centers (PCLVIC)  is comprised of five libraries, stretching from one end of our rural West Virginian county to the other. The main branch is in Marlinton, McClintic Library, with additional branches in the communities of Durbin, Green Bank, Hillsboro and Linwood. PCFL’s mission is to “fulfill the informational needs of our residents and visitors”. An AmeriCorps position supports increasing library relevancy for youth.

Greenbrier County Health Alliance

The Greenbrier County Health alliance (GCHA) is sponsored by the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Center for Rural and Community Health with grant funding from West Virginia Clinical Translational Science Institute. The GCHA’s mission is to empower all local communities in Greenbrier County to improve health through community action and innovative programming.  A key component to the Alliance coordinated approach for the community health outreach is the use of community ambassadors. AmeriCorps members serve to expand the ‘community ambassador’ project and support ambassadors to represent their community’s needs and provide solution-focused leadership to promote health behaviors.

Bethlehem Farm

Bethlehem Farm transforms lives through service with the local community and the teaching of sustainable practices. It is an intentional community located in Talcott, WV that provides education on local foods and sustainability to the local community as well as to service week volunteers that come from all over the country to work in gardens and on build projects. AmeriCorps Caretakers serve as service week leaders, coordinate and develop the Repairing Homes, Renewing Communities (RHRC) program, and interact with volunteer groups during their visit to Bethlehem Farm.

Town of Quinwood, WV

Quinwood is a small former coal town in western Greenbrier County, West Virginia. It is one of the many small communities that was devastated in the 2016 floods. An AmeriCorps member will focus on service to implement and lead after-school reading programs for elementary school children, Healthy Lifestyle programs for youth in the community and coordinate community service work sites.

Coda Mountain Academy 

Coda Mountain Academy, Inc. is based in Fayetteville, West Virginia and has several programs: Coda Inspire, Coda Kidz, and Coda Mountain Academy Summer Music Festival. All Coda programs are held in Fayette County, West Virginia, but have extended to five other counties and seven other states. Coda Mountain Academy values the development of the whole person. The larger goals of Coda are to equip youth with the tools they need to live productive and fulfilling lives.  Through developing exposure and opportunities that promote healthy goal setting, positive identity, strong character, resiliency and life skills, Coda hopes to change the world, one child at a time. Mutual respect is encouraged between all regardless of faith, gender, ethnicity, or national origin.

WVSOM Center for Rural & Community Health

The WVSOM Center for Rural and Community Health supports the osteopathic medical education focus on team-based and patient-centered care and the integration of prevention and population health to improve quality and efficiency of health care delivery.  This is accomplished by developing programs that contribute to improving health in rural communities, supporting clinical research in rural practices, developing resources that support these efforts, providing education to communities, rural providers and students, and developing collaborations that support these efforts.

Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center

For Kids Child Advocacy Center brings justice, hope, and healing to children in Fayette, Raleigh, and Wyoming Counties. As a nationally-accredited child advocacy center, we promote a coordinated response that is compassionate, efficient, and puts the needs of children who are victims of abuse first.  We help, guide, and protect abused children and their families.

 

 

 


Questions? Contact AMERICORPS@HIGHROCKS.ORG