The Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps (AORC) mobilizes 70 AmeriCorps members to help educate youth and the public, restore, conserve, and preserve environmental resources, improve food distribution to people in poverty, support reduced waste and recycling initiatives, and support economic resilience through climate mitigation and sustainability projects.
How Our Members Serve
AORC service falls into one or more of the following tracks:
- Water and watershed restoration and conservation
- Land stewardship and conservation
- Public lands access
- Hiking, biking, and walking trail-building
- Invasive species, native species, and botany
- Sustainable forestry
- Native medicinals and non-timber forest products
- Food access and hunger
- Sustainable agriculture
- Environmental Education
- Citizen Science
- Youth education
- Community education
- Reduced Waste
- Waste reduction
- Dumpsite cleanups
- Upcycling and reuse
- City/community planning
- Home weatherization
- Consumer education
Year Long Individual Placements
- 1700 hours of service over 12 months (full-time commitment) starting in September 2022
- Get placed at a host site with Rural Action or a partner organization.
- Placements available in the following counties: Tuscarawas, Licking, Southern Perry, Morgan, Hocking, Northern Athens, Southern Athens, Meigs, Adams
- Receive valuable professional development and participate in trainings to receive certifications such as CPR/First Aid, chainsaw skills, Wilderness First Responder, and others.
Seasonal Work Crews
- 675, 450, + 300 hour terms of service available
- 6 month, 3 month, and 9 week terms
- Get placed at a host site with Rural Action or a partner organization to help food waste and hunger initiatives, waste diversion and recycling projects, conservation, home energy, or environmental education.
- Receive valuable professional development and participate in trainings to receive industry credentials such as CPR/First Aid, chainsaw skills, Wilderness First Responder, and others.
- Good communication and cooperation skills
- Computer literacy and willingness to learn
- Passion for the health of people and environment in Appalachian Ohio
- Interest in climate mitigation and resilience work and serving Appalachian communities
- Comfort with speaking and the ability to work with diverse groups of people, independently and in a team setting
- Some ability to serve flexible hours, including evenings and weekends if needed
- Some (but not all) positions require the ability to hike extended distances over rough terrain and the ability to carry up to 40 lb. of equipment
- Access to transportation is needed
- General knowledge of Appalachian Ohio culture is preferred
- Proof of COVID vaccination, in accordance with the current Rural Action requirement
- At least 17 years of age
- Must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States (45 CFR § 2522.200)
- AmeriCorps members must not be listed on the National Sex Offender Registry or have a conviction of murder on their criminal records. Some host sites may have additional criminal history requirements.
- Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps does not test for substance use as part of the application or enrollment process. However, some host sites may have additional drug testing requirements as part of their onboarding, after a member is selected.
For More Information
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Rural Action and Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps host sites do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, orientation, disability, or political affiliation.
All positions are pending approval of AmeriCorps funding.