February 05, 2024

Summer AmeriCorps Application Open Now

The Plains, Ohio – Rural Action’s Leadership Development and Service programs are about mobilizing energetic and passionate people to make a difference in our communities while empowering local people to grow as community leaders, building the foundation for a lifetime of service and collective impact. In Appalachian Ohio, being a leader means knowing our communities, respecting our resources, celebrating our history, restoring, conserving, and leveraging our assets, all while nurturing the skills needed to be innovators and change makers.

One of the ways we do this is through our national service program – Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps (AORC)

Our summer AmeriCorps positions are open.

Host sites that are currently looking for members include Athens Conservancy, Appalachian Accessible Food Network, Dawes Arboretum, Edge of Appalachia, Outdoor Recreation Council of Ohio, Ohio’s Winding Roads, Rural Action Eastern Ohio Sustainable Agriculture, and Rural Action Environmental Education.

In exchange for your time, members receive a living stipend, education award, mileage, supply and training budget, hands-on experience, personal and professional development, and access to a wide network of AmeriCorps alums. Please visit our website to learn more about our benefits:

If you’d like to talk about other opportunities to assist or work with AmeriCorps, contact Johna Metcalf at

Rural Action is a regional community development organization with a 32-county footprint working with members and community leaders on a range of quality of life, environmental, and economic projects across rural Appalachian Ohio. Its mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. Learn more about Rural Action at


CONTACT: Johna Metcalf

AmeriCorps Program Manager