Community Service-Learning has not been able to review or vet most of the following opportunities, so please thoroughly conduct your own research.  However, we still want to share any opportunities that we are aware of in the event it may be a great fit for another service opportunity for you.  Please direct all questions about these opportunities directly to the contacts listed within the post.  If you do indeed connect with any of these opportunities, we'd love to hear about your experience (csl@jmu.edu).  Best wishes as you seek out more ways to become an active and global citizen.

For recent graduates:

Passion Impact is a nonprofit devoted to empowering students to chase their passions through community service. We serve low income students and students of color with the goal to minimize the opportunity gap through the application and reflection of job skills learned through volunteerism. 

The organization was started by a 2013 JMU alum after a study abroad experience. He was motivated to start a nonprofit based on an entrepreneurship class and the connection he'd had volunteering as a Big Brother with BBBS all 4 years he was on campus. He would love to make sure more JMU students have an opportunity to give back in a way that is meaningful to them!

They are currently hiring a full time AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA Member. 

    1. Program Manager - AmeriCorps Member

Description: The primary function of the Program Coordinator will be to run programs with Franklin High School students through partnership with SUN community school as well as facilitate Volunteer Events and Monthly Reflections that focus on empowering students to chase their passions through community service. 

Read more (https://www.passionimpact.org/americorpsc2capp/)

   2. Volunteer Coordinator - AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Description: The AmeriCorps VISTA member will coordinate the onboarding of volunteers who will be building capacity through committee projects. The position will also require the member to build a recruitment and retention plan through leading the Outreach Committee.

Read more (https://www.passionimpact.org/americorpsvistaapp/)

Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps:

is a non-profit, conservation service oriented organization that serves communities in Virginia and West Virginia. Our program offers youth and young adults the opportunity to engage in meaningful conservation service on public lands through AmeriCorps National Service Terms. 

They are currently seeking applicants for several internship opportunities this summer in Historic Restoration and GIS and Backcountry Trails at Shenandoah National Park. 

For questions, please contact:
Michelle Marsich
Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps - Recruitment Assistant
Arizona Conservation Corps - Administrative Assistant
Cell: 540.372.0794
michelle@conservationlegacy.org

George Washington and Jefferson National Forest:

is seeking applicants for a six-month Forestry Technician Internship through Greening Youth Foundation.

For questions, please contact:
Michelle Marsich
Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps - Recruitment Assistant
Arizona Conservation Corps - Administrative Assistant
Cell: 540.372.0794
michelle@conservationlegacy.org

Trail Building and Maintenance with Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition:

SVBC has two ongoing trail projects from Spring-Fall, one at Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg and the other at Massanutten's Western Slope in Keezeltown. The Hillandale project takes place every Thursday at 5pm and is generally maintaining and repairing the existing trail network. The Massanutten Western Slope project work days are every other Saturday, at 9:00am (beginning April 14). The aim is to building additional single track connector trails in an effort to tie together the existing trail network. Groups who would volunteer would need no experience in trail building. Tools/work gloves provided, and "trail bosses" guide the project. It would also be a good way for those participating to check out the trail networks of each location if they've never been to them. Questions/want to bring a group? Contact chrismoore1795@gmail.com.

 

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