Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps

Rural Action

Athens, Ohio

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $19,802
Deadline Aug 19, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps (AORC) mobilizes 70 AmeriCorps members to help educate youth and the public, restore, conserve, and preserve environmental resources, improve food distribution to people in poverty, support reduced waste and recycling initiatives, and support economic resilience through climate mitigation and sustainability projects.

Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps members serve a term of 12 months accumulating a total of 1,700 hours of community based service, an average service load of 35 hours a week. AORC runs August 26, 2024 to August 19, 2025.

Benefits for AmeriCorps Positions Include:

  • An annual living allowance of $19,802
  • An education award of $6,895 for a completed term of service to be used to pay student loans or for future education
  • Health care coverage for members
  • Child care (if income eligible)
  • Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $1,400
  • Assistance finding comfortable and affordable housing in your service community
  • Professional development and training opportunities including valuable certifications and industry credentials
  • Joining a family of AmeriCorps Alums in the region committed to lifelong-service and activism
  • Student loan forbearance and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • Networking with local non-profit and government leaders
  • Connection to post-service careers with Employers of National Service

 AORC AmeriCorps members serve at the following host sites:

  • Appalachian Accessible Food Network
  • Crane Hollow/Museum Complex
  • Dawes Arboretum
  • Licking Park District
  • Muskingum Valley Park District
  • United Plant Savers
  • Buckeye Trail Association
  • Edge of Appalachia
  • Camp Oty’okwa
  • Solid Ground Schools 
  • Rising Appalachia
  • Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia
  • Raccoon Creek Partnership
  • and Rural Action Programs:
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Environmental Education
  • Upcycle Ohio Thrift and Makerspace
  • Zero Waste Program
  • Sustainable Forestry
  • Watershed

Visit https://ruralaction.org/aorc  for more info.

Positions and benefits/compensation are subject to change pending program funding.


There are two options for submitting your application. Both are valid ways of submitting an application and hold the same weight. You will need a resume and 2 references for both options.

1.) You can click here and submit an application via our website. Click 'Start Application' and you will be prompted to fill in your information. 

2.) Submitting Your Application on AmeriCorps Website

  • Login to my.americorps.gov OR create an account if you are new to AmeriCorps.
  • Click “Applications” in the left-hand menu of your account to create an app. You can create up to 3 applications if applying to different Rural Action opportunities or other organizations.
  • Navigate to the Rural Action Full-Term position listing here.
  • Click “Apply Now,” choose the application you want to use, and submit.
  • If you also want to apply to a cohort position, review the options here.
  • IMPORTANT! Finally, you need to fill out the form here to indicate your preferred host sites.

Further details can be found here: https://ruralaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/AORC-Full-Term-Application-Instructions-1.pdf 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Environmental Education , General / Stewardship , Sustainability
Tags Conservation Corps , Climate Change