Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Volunteer Opportunities



Summer VISTA Recruitment: Open through Monday, May 18

Time is running out to apply for Rural Action’s AmeriCorps Summer VISTA program! If you’re looking for something to do this summer and are interested in great volunteer work that will help build stronger communities in Appalachian Ohio, this is your chance to get involved!

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).



Chesterhill Produce Auction Opens: Thursday, May 14

Volunteers will be needed all season to help staff the auction, which operates every Thursday beginning at 4:00 PM. Come out to the opening on Thursday and see if you'd like to help support our local food economy! For more information, contact Bob Fedyski (bob@ruralaction.org).



The Nelsonville Music Festival: May 15 - May 17

This is your last chance to sign up to help out Rural Action’s Recycling Program at this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival! We’re helping to put a "greener" face on the festival by coordinating recycling, litter pick-ups, and water bottle refilling.

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, we’re offering FREE weekend passes and FREE camping space for volunteers who work for a total of at least six hours during the weekend (shifts will be broken up into three-hour segments). Shifts are available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Email our volunteer coordinator, Tori Patterson (tori@ruralaction.org) ASAP to sign-up! You can also call our offices (740.767.4938)



Monday Creek Watershed Daycamp: June 15-19

The Monday Creek Restoration Project will be running a daycamp in New Straitsville this summer for youth ages 8 – 12. The focus of the camps will be responsibility and conservation in the environment, specifically in local watersheds. Volunteers are needed to assist with camp activities.

For more information, contact daycamp coordinator Heather Sheets (heather@ruralaction.org) or call her at her office (740.767.2225).



Sunday Creek Trash Pick-Up: June 20

The Sunday Creek Watershed Group will be running a trash pick-up and need some help from folks around the area. Afterwards, there will be a cookout and swimming near Roger’s Hollow. Volunteers will meet at the Sunday Creek Glouster offices at 10:00 AM.

For more information, contact Heather Sheets (heather@ruralaction.org) or call the Sunday Creek offices (740.767.2225).



Sunday Creek Daycamp: July 20-24

The Sunday Creek Watershed Group will be running a daycamp in Glouster again this summer for youth ages 8 – 12. The focus of the camps will be responsibility and conservation in the environment, specifically in local watersheds. Volunteers are needed to assist with camp activities.

For more information, contact daycamp coordinator Heather Sheets (heather@ruralaction.org) or call her at her office (740.767.2225).


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