Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps


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Johna Metcalf

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The Plains, OH
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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.

 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
  • Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
  • 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

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

Compensation Information

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