“Nelsonville Community Engagement is a very community-focused service position, which means I have a lot of opportunity to engage with people. However, COVID has certainly changed the way we do things. That being said, my service still provides plenty of opportunity to meet new people. Our community beehive project has put me in touch with beekeepers and bee enthusiasts all across the state! Trail building events have put me in touch with the local trail-running community, and supervising children’s camps has connected me to the wonderful folks at The Hive of Nelsonville.”
— Ashley Grace, Nelsonville Community Engagement, Rural Action
National Service with the Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps is a way to “get your hands dirty” while helping local communities. The skills and connections you gain will stay with you for the rest of your life.