Rural Action AmeriCorps Member

$12,490 - $14,279 yearly
  • Rural Action
  • 36 positions in Appalachian Ohio
  • Apr 27, 2020
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

AmeriCorps members are the wind in the sails of environmental restoration and conservation, poverty alleviation, and youth development in Appalachian Ohio. Our AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their lives to communities of need in the region, sampling in local streams, maintaining water quality treatments systems, removing invasive species, enriching classrooms, hosting public meetings, reducing waste, increasing use of sustainable practices, connecting people to nature and history, supporting local livelihoods, and Getting Things Done for communities. Everything we do, we do it with the health of People, Planet, Prosperity, and Purpose in mind.

At Rural Action, we mobilize National Service members in 2 types of year-long opportunities, Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps and our AmeriCorps VISTA Rural Renewal program.

Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps (AmeriCorps State/National)

  • Direct service
  • 1,700 hours in 12 months
  • Living allowance $14,279
  • Segal Education award for federal student loans or education expenses: $6,195 (no cash award option)
  • Healthcare provide
  • Limited mileage, training, equipment budgets for service-related expenses
  • Eligible for SNAP
  • 31 members in Appalachian Ohio
  • Check out positions here and then apply here.

Rural Renewal (AmeriCorps VISTA)

  • Capacity building (grant writing, infrastructure) in organizations that alleviate poverty
  • Full time, 40 hours a week, maintain host site operational hours
  • Living allowance (stipend): $12,490
  • Segal Education award for federal student loans or education expenses: $6,195 
  • Optional cash award in lieu of education award: $1,800.
  • Healthcare provided
  • Mileage reimbursement for service-related travel
  • One year of non-competitive status for Federal jobs
  • Eligible for SNAP if already receiving benefits
  • 5 VISTA members in Athens and Hocking counties
  • Read more, like how to apply, here: http://ruralaction.org/get-involved/americorps/vista/
  • Or go to my.americorps.gov, build a profile and application, and search listings for Rural Action.

The best year of your life is waiting!

Shannon Stewart

shannon@ruralaction.org