Rural Action’s Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps boasts five work crews to address seasonal project needs and provide a pathway to service for those seeking a short-term experience. Each cohort is made up of 3-5 people serving alongside each other for 9-weeks up to 6 months to provide the boots-on-the-ground needs for Rural Action programs and community partners.

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2022-2023 Crews

The availability of Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps AmeriCorps positions and compensation amounts are dependent on grant funding. Positions and benefits are subject to change.

Zero Waste Cohort

Serve with Zero Waste to help with hard to recycling materials collection events; UpCycle Ohio to process donations and help items find their forever homes; and the Makerspace to maintain workshop spaces and participate in skill-building classes.

Term Date: January 2023

675 hours of service over 6 – 9 months (part-time or full-time)

  • A living allowance of $7,862
  • An education award of $2,474.27
  • Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $557

Food Cohort

Serve with the Appalachian Accessible Food Network to assist with food processing, provide community & school garden maintenance, support the Chesterhill Produce Auction, and more.

Term Dates: TBD (May – August)

450 hours of service over 3 months (full-time commitment)

  • A living allowance of $5,242
  • An education award of $1,718.25
  • Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $418

 

Conservation Cohort

Serve with the Muskingum Valley Conservancy District in Tuscarawas County and work alongside the forestry and survey crews to help with conservation projects including tree plantings, water monitoring, trail building, and more.

Term Dates: TBD (May – August 2023)

450 hours of service over 3 months (full-time commitment)

  • A living allowance of $5,242
  • An education award of $1,718.25
  • Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $418

COAD Energy Cohort

Serve with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) to receive Electric Partnership Plan (EPP) training and support COAD’s initiatives to help low-income homeowners, while taking an important step to employability by community action agencies.

Term Dates: TBD (May – August 2023)

450 hours of service over 3 months (full-time commitment)

  • A living allowance of $5,242
  • An education award of $1,718.25
  • Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $418

 

Environmental Education Cohort

Serve with the Rural Action Environmental Education team to assist with youth summer camps: planning activities, mentoring students, setting up and tearing down for camp, and more.

Term Dates: June 5, 2023 – August 13, 2023

300 hours of service over 9 weeks (full-time commitment)

  • A living allowance of $3,494
  • An education award of $1,374.60
  • Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $354

Conservation Cohort

Serve with the Rural Action programs and partner sites to provide support for agroforestry project implementation, waterway clean up, tree planting maintenance, trail maintenance, and more.

Term Dates: June 5, 2023 – August 13, 2023

300 hours of service over 9 weeks (full-time commitment)

  • A living allowance of $3,494
  • An education award of $1,374.60
  • Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $354

 

Looking for full-year positions? Check out our other positions here.


For More Information

Johna Metcalf, Program Manager
johna@ruralaction.org
740.677.4047 ext. 320

Interested in serving in the future? Fill out our interest form to receive a notification when applications go live.

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.

THANK YOU for your passion to Go Where You’re Needed and Get Things Done in Appalachian Ohio!