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Service Opportunities

Full Time: 1700 hours

  • Living Allowance: $12,100
  • Education Award: $5,645
  • Health Insurance: Uninsured Members Only
  • Childcare: Members Meeting State Guidelines
  • Training: Provided
  • Contract Period: 12 months

Part Time: 900 hours

  • Living Allowance: $6,050
  • Education Award: $2,822
  • Health Insurance: Not Provided
  • Childcare: Not Provided
  • Training: Provided
  • Contract Period: 8, 10 or 12 months

Apply Here

  1. Download the Application
  2. Fill out the application, either on the computer or after you print it. You must sign in ink.
  3. Follow the mailing instructions on the application to send it to the correct place.

APPLICATION DOWNLOAD

If you have questions about a placement at a specific site or what placements are currently available, please contact the Program Director, Trenna Brown: appalachiacares@clinchpowell.net.

How do members serve?

AmeriCorps members recruited to serve in the Appalachia CARES program are placed on one of five teams.

NOTE:Member contracts are for a designated period up to one year. The required number of hours must be completed within the contract dates, and the member must be in active service for that entire period.

Education Team

The Appalachia CARES program supports schools and agencies that have a desire to foster active citizenship by directly linking learning objectives and classroom curriculum to service in the community.

Members are engaged in the following:

  • Supporting over 2580 Youth /134 Service-Learning Projects Each Year
  • In-Class Instruction (implementing the Appalachia CARES S-L model)
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Implementing Museum Curriculum / Tours
  • Building, Connecting, and Supporting an Alliance Among Youth, Community-Based Organizations, Schools, and Adult Volunteers

Arts & Heritage Team

Appalachia CARES supports agencies that get involved in making communities more livable and sustainable.

Members are engaged in the following:

  • Protecting and Restoring Historic Properties
  • Providing Interpretive Services for Visitors
  • Community Beautification
  • Planning Community Events
  • Main Street Projects
  • Tourism Initiatives

Housing Team

The Appalachia CARES program supports agencies that work with low income families to help them reach their dream of homeownership.

Members are engaged in the following:

  • Foreclosure Prevention and Intervention
  • Financial and Budget Education
  • Asset Management Training & Technical Assistance
  • Homebuyer Education (including credit repair education)
  • Building and Repairing Homes for Low Income Families

Conservation Team

Appalachia CARES supports agencies that are dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment.

Members are engaged in the following:

  • Promoting cleaner water and more productive farms
  • Working with farmers and conservationists to plan and carry out practices that will save soil, purify water, conserve energy, and protect the environment
  • Providing energy conservation education to local communities
  • Providing “go green” education and information
  • Conservation Camps
  • Envirothon

Basic Human Needs Team

The Appalachia CARES program supports agencies that strive to meet the basic human needs of individuals.

Members are engaged in the following:

  • Soup Kitchens / Mobile Meal Programs / Food Pantries / Mobile Farm Markets
  • Drug & Alcohol Education Programs
  • Free Medical Clinics
  • Abuse Hotlines / Support
  • Clothing Drives
  • Gifts for Kids Programs
  • Mentoring At-Risk Youth
  • Resume Writing / Interview Skills