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Rural Action Ohio Stream Restore Corps
Rural Action is recruiting for 31 AmeriCorps positions to serve in communities of need across Appalachian Ohio. OSRC members Get Things Done in the field of environmental restoration, zero waste, environmental education, public lands access, and economic development. Apply to OSRC using my.americorps, then wait for an email asking your position preferences. For open positions, please visit: Rural Action is a membership-based non-profit organization promoting social, economic and environmental justice in Appalachian Ohio. Rural Action employs an integrated strategy of economic renewal to build social capacity and civic democracy building on local assets to create long-term solutions for problems. Rural Action hosts thirty-one Ohio Stream Restore Corps (OSRC) AmeriCorps members building on a successful program across the coal mining region of Appalachian Ohio. OSRC is currently recruiting for an August to August of service program-wide. OSRC's main outcomes are improved waterways, better managed public and private natural resources, a system of public education around the region's assets and natural history that connects to a ladder of tourism and restoration development opportunities. Members assist in natural resource restoration in the region through activities including: education, volunteer mobilization, and events such as cleanups, watershed and historical tours and building local stewardship toward natural resources. Other activities include environmental training for residents and youth through school-based and community activities such as day camps, library programs, and after-school activities. Program goals also include training local teachers to incorporate outdoor learning into their classrooms; education around waste and recycling issues; and public education to explore economic development opportunities through heritage tourism.
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Member Duties : Member tasks may include: water quality monitoring; field activities; community outreach; environmental education activities; organizing heritage and cultural tours; Agricultural and Forestry activities; organizing community meetings; data collection; progress reports; and media activities depending on the specific position. All member tasks: public speaking and presentation skills, project mgmt., volunteer recruitment/mgmt., data collection and analysis, and educational activities. Experience working with youth preferred. Some positions require the ability to lift and carry 40 lbs and hike over rough terrain in all types of weather. Reliable transportation is required. Some evenings and weekends required. Visit for the specific Member Position Descriptions (required 2nd step of application process).
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  service-related mileage reimbursement ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  volunteer recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Rural Action Ohio Stream Restore Corps

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2019  -   08/14/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  01/28/2019  To  07/01/2019 

Contact Shannon Stewart
9030 Hocking Hills Dr
The Plains   OH   45780

Listing ID 42417