“Service has kept me plugged into the community in Southeast Ohio throughout the pandemic when I have been otherwise isolated at home. The local community has in some ways been even more prevalent in my life during the pandemic than before as we have all had to step up to take care of each other, and AmeriCorps service has been a way for me to be involved in that on a daily basis. I have found motivation and hope during difficult and unexpected situations through service, and I learn more every day about how we can show up for each other and build up our community.”
— Emma Schultz, Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter VISTA
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.