Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Volunteer Opportunities



Summer VISTA Recruitment
: Open through Monday, May 18

Rural Action will be hosting a Summer AmeriCorps VISTA program again this summer. If you want to get involved in great volunteer work and help build stronger communities in Appalachian Ohio, this is your chance for a more long-term committment!

We currently have twelve positions available:
These positions are full-time for eight weeks: June 15 – August 9.

Benefits of service include:
  • $833/month living allowance
  • Choice of either a $1,000 education award (current or future expenses, including student loans) OR a $200 cash stipend
For complete descriptions of these positions and more details about service with AmeriCorps, visit our website. To apply for the positions go to the AmeriCorps website and enter “Rural Action” in the “Program Name” field of the Advanced Opportunity Search. You can also contact our VISTA coordinator Candi Withem (cswithem@yahoo.com) for more information, or call our offices (740.767.4938).



The Nelsonville Music Festival: May 15 - May 17

This year's Nelsonville Music Festival is going to be huge - Willie Nelson is headlining along with over 25 national, regional, and local acts on multiple stages. Stuart's Opera House is expecting 6,000 attendees and they're doing everything they can to make sure that the festival is as environmentally friendly as possible.

Rural Action is helping to put a "greener" face on the Nelsonville Music Festival this year - and we need YOUR help to do it!
  • We will be coordinating recycling and litter pick-ups during the festival.
  • Volunteers are needed to help staff the recycling station, run litter pick-ups around the grounds, sort recyclables from bins, and much more.
If you love great music but hate litter and waste, this is the perfect volunteer job for you! To sweeten the deal for our volunteers, we’re offering FREE weekend passes and FREE camping space for volunteers who work for a total of six hours during the weekend (shifts will probably be broken up into three-hour segments).

It's also important to note that the design stage for green systems at the festival is still underway. Let us know if you have ideas or would like to help out with the initial planning – we’d love to have your input!

Email our volunteer coordinator, Tori Patterson (tori@ruralaction.org) ASAP to sign-up!