Every day, Ohioans are making extraordinary contributions to the communities where they live, work, and play. Learn more about the impact AmeriCorps members and volunteers have on the communities they serve, stay current on service and volunteerism trends, and be the first to know about upcoming funding opportunities, events, and special initiatives.
Have you seen a need in your community that you want to take action to solve? Could you make a dent in alleviating a community problem if you just had some extra hands to help you do the work? Perhaps the answer is to organize a community volunteer project. Follow these 5 steps to organize a high-impact volunteer project in your community.
Ohio History Service Corps members help local organizations put history to work in their community through historic site survey, collections digitization, and capacity building for local historical organizations. Cyrus Moore is in his third year of service with the Ohio History Service Corps, serving as a Local History member with the Southeast Ohio History Center in Athens for two years and now with the Ohio History Connection in Columbus. Three years of service with an organization means you love what you’re doing and in honor of February and Valentine’s Day, ServeOhio asked Cyrus how his service puts his passion to work.
Hannah Sublett, a current AmeriCorps member at the Cincinnati Zoo and Mary Jeter, a recent AmeriCorps Alum at Rural Action were recently appointed by the Governor to join the ServeOhio Commission. Hannah and Mary will add a valuable perspective to their fellow Commissioners by sharing their firsthand experience of serving in the AmeriCorps program.
While most AmeriCorps programs start in the late summer or fall, some programs recruit members all year long. Learn more about a few Ohio AmeriCorps programs that are always looking for members to join their team.
Charles Williams, AmeriCorps member with the DaytonCorps program, shares a moving story about his service experience at Saint Vincent DePaul’s Women and Families Gateway Shelter in Dayton.