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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.

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The impacts of COVID-19 have rippled across the nation, state, and communities large and small. But, AmeriCorps service must go on. Learn how Ohio’s AmeriCorps programs have adapted their service to meet the needs of their programs and communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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AmeriCorps members often solidify existing interests and work toward future career goals during their service experience. This was the case for 24-year-old Tucker Hlad. Currently performing his service through online video and chat features due to COVID-19 restrictions, Tucker shares about his experience with Mentors for Success in Columbus and how it has shaped him personally and professionally.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on service and the communities in which AmeriCorps members serve. Many members have shifted their efforts to comply with the stay-at-home restrictions, including Barbara Hamilton-Mbambara. Currently serving in Parma Heights, Barbara shares about her experience as an elementary school tutor and how she has adapted her service to follow current health and safety guidelines.

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ServeOhio is the proud recipient of funding from the Volunteer Generation Fund through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Our project focuses on training/coaching nonprofits to engage skills-based volunteers and providing grants to support volunteer mobilization efforts across the state!

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Janet Burtch, an incredibly dedicated and caring volunteer for Metroparks Toledo is making a difference everyday for the staff and visitors in Toledo’s parks. Read more about Janet’s inspiring service as told by Hannah Calandra, Volunteer Coordinator for Metroparks Toledo.

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