“My service through AmeriCorps has been a vital part of my mental health over this last year. Service allows me to virtually connect with my peers and continue to do good things even though we are rarely in the same space, we can’t hug, and I forget what their chins looked like. It is one of the few ways I’ve been able to hold on to what I remember from the ‘Before Times’ and gives me hope that the community will come together again. My service gives me a way to reach out to others every single day.”
— Eugene Hancock, Rural Action Sustainable Forestry
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.