The Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps (AORC) mobilizes nearly 75 AmeriCorps members to help educate youth and the public, restore, conserve, and preserve environmental resources, improve food distribution to people in poverty, support reduced waste and recycling initiatives, and support economic resilience through climate mitigation and sustainability projects.
Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps members serve a term of 12 months accumulating a total of 1,700 hours of community based service, an average service load of 35 hours a week. AORC runs August 29, 2023 to August 19, 2024.
Benefits for AmeriCorps Positions Include:
- An annual living allowance of $19,802
- An education award of $6,895 for a completed term of service to be used to pay student loans or for future education
- Health care coverage for members
- Child care (if income eligible)
- Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $1,400
- Assistance finding comfortable and affordable housing in your service community
- Professional development and training opportunities including valuable certifications and industry credentials
- Joining a family of AmeriCorps Alums in the region committed to lifelong-service and activism
- Student loan forbearance and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
- Networking with local non-profit and government leaders
- Connection to post-service careers with Employers of National Service
AORC AmeriCorps members serve at the following host site offices:
- Appalachian Accessible Food Network
- Crane Hollow/Museum Complex
- Dawes Arboretum
- Licking Park District
- Muskingum Valley Park District
- Hocking Soil and Water Conservation District
- Athens-Hocking Recycling Center
- United Plant Savers
- Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
- Buckeye Trail Association
- Edge of Appalachia
- Camp Oty’okwa
- Perry Soil & Water Conservation District
- Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia
- Raccoon Creek Partnership
- and Rural Action Programs:
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Environmental Education
- Upcycle Ohio Thrift and Makerspace
- Zero Waste Program
- Climate Resiliency
- Sustainable Forestry
- Northern Programs
Visit https://ruralaction.org/aorc for more info.
Positions and benefits/compensation are subject to change pending program funding.
Submitting Your Application on AmeriCorps Website
- Login to my.americorps.gov OR create an account if you are new to AmeriCorps.
- Click “Applications” in the left-hand menu of your account to create an app. You can create up to 3 applications if applying to different Rural Action opportunities or other organizations.
- Navigate to the Rural Action Full-Term position listing here.
- Click “Apply Now,” choose the application you want to use, and submit.
- If you also want to apply to a cohort position, review the options here.
- IMPORTANT! Finally, you need to fill out the form here to indicate your preferred host sites.
Further details can be found here: https://ruralaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/AORC-Full-Term-Application-Instructions-1.pdf