Each year, Rural Action mobilizes more than 35 energetic and passionate people across the region to help small communities do big things through our Leadership Development and Service program. Our National Service members serve in communities through a yearlong commitment as part of our Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps, an AmeriCorps State/National program administered by Rural Action, or through our AmeriCorps VISTA program, Rural Renewal.

  • Megan Almeida | Rural Action Zero Waste
  • Taylor Major-Dame | Rural Action Zero Waste
  • Madison Donohue | Rural Action Environmental Education
  • Mia Miller | Rural Action Environmental Education
  • Emily Walter | Rural Action Environmental Education
  • Sophie Relitz | Rural Action Environmental Education
  • Kylee Nichols | Rural Action Watersheds: Monday Creek
  • Hannah Kopp | Rural Action Watersheds: Monday Creek
  • Matt Ledford | Rural Action Watersheds: Monday Creek
  • Vicki Irr | Middle Tuscarawas Watershed
  • Kelly Love | Raccoon Creek Partnership
  • Ashley Smith | Raccoon Creek Partnership
  • Burr Beard | Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area
  • Eugene Hancock | Rural Action Sustainable Forestry
  • Molly Sowash | Rural Action Sustainable Agriculture
  • Kris Vandervaart | Buckeye Trail Association
  • Jon Flinn | Buckeye Trail Association
  • Preston Prather | Buckeye Trail Association/Wayne National Forest
  • Miranda Cain | Camp Oty’Okwa and Crane Hollow
  • Katie Kelly | Crane Hollow and the Ohio University Museum Complex
  • Kate Montgomery | SOPEC
  • Claire Klodell | Stuart’s Opera House
  • Kelsey Siekkinen | United Plant Savers
  • Julian Narvaez-Wiener | United Plant Savers
  • Nathan Merckle | Dawes Arboretum
  • Jessie Dickson | Dawes Arboretum
  • George Blankenhorn | Resilient Communities
  • Ashley Grace | Nelsonville Community Engagement

Rural Action AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers

  • Bailey Grenert | Sustainable Energy Solutions VISTA
  • Sage Foote | Farm to School VISTA
  • Mason Korb | Community Resources VISTA
  • Patrick Fisher | Economic and Agency Support VISTA
  • Emma Shultz | Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter VISTA

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