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Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps ASN Seasonal

Rural Action


Opportunity summary

Term length

5/13/2024 - 8/19/2024

Application window

3/1/2024 - 5/15/2024


The Plains, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Engaging in AmeriCorps National Service with Rural Action is a chance to Get Things Done for your community, your world, and yourself! Our greatest asset is the people who live and work in Appalachian Ohio. Rural Action's AmeriCorps program is about mobilizing energetic and passionate people to protect, conserve, and steward our natural resources; help to rebuild sustainable wealth, livelihoods, and prosperity; and provide you with the opportunities to find your place and purpose here on Earth.

Opportunity description

Educate youth and the public, restore, conserve, and preserve the environment, grow resources, feed people in low-income communities, reduce waste, and mitigate the climate crisis! Our ASN Program boasts several seasonal crews to address short-term project needs and provide a pathway to part-time service. Each cohort is made up of 3-5 people serving alongside each other in semester or summer terms to provide the boots-on-the-ground interventions for our ecosystem, kids, farmers, and communities!


  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications


Some ability to serve flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Some (not all) positions require the ability to hike extended distances over rough terrain. Access to transportation. At least 17 years of age. Must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

Preferred qualifications

Passion for the health of people and environment in Appalachian Ohio. Interest in climate mitigation and resilience work and serving Appalachian communities. Good communication and cooperation skills. Computer literacy and willingness to learn. General knowledge of Appalachian Ohio culture is preferred but not required.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Waterway restoration
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Historic cultural and language preservation
  • Energy audits
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Farm to school initiatives
  • Community gardens
  • Food waste reduction
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor