Do you want to be a paid volunteer that works flexible hours from home, serves the community you live in, flex your skills, learn and network with our partners, and becomes a part of statewide effort to knock WV off the worst health lists?
Then serving with Try This WV is for you!
"The biggest reward is that we all are so different with unique gifts to share, but we all have something that's so similar to help our communities."
"I'm fortunate enough to be in a position where the living stipend supports my lifestyle while investing much more of my time in both my and community’s well-being. No one loses in this scenario. This position gives many times back what you put into it!"
“So far, my time as an AmeriCorps member has been absolutely incredible. I have made invaluable connections and partnerships with people and organizations both directly in my community, and in the broader region."
Kate Belt, AmeriCorps serving Central WV with Try This WV
Service with Try This: You’ll help West Virginians get physically active, eat healthy food, and live healthier lives in your own community. You’ll be connecting people so they can collaborate on projects, trade ideas, and inspire each other, with the goal of knocking West Virginia off the worst health lists. It’s up to us!
Help with great healthy-community projects. You’ll be the helper for minigrant projects in your region, making sure they have at least one contact per month and a visit (virtually until safe) every two months, or as needed. Check out trythiswv.org to learn about past minigrant projects.
Get to know people working for healthier communities in your area. In the age of COVID, this looks different, but Zoom has been instrumental in helping us connect, learn, and share. You’ll meet with minigrant teams, local organizations, and bring new people you meet into the Try This network.
Help make the Try This regional gathering in your area happen. With the help of the rest of the Try This team, you will do much of the organizing work to bring dozens of folks together - virtually until safe - to get folks talking and sharing in your Region.
Recruit healthy-community projects and leaders. You’ll help potential project groups learn how they can apply for a Try This minigrant project and encourage new leaders to put together a great proposal.
Media. Keep our social media updated with awesome things and opportunities happening in your Region, contribute to our Quarterly Newsletter, and find new opportunities for us to share.
Logistics. Try This will help you learn how to keep track of data and people, and stay on top of tasks. We have helpful programs and strategies that will help you develop organization skills.
Training. The Try This team wants you to leave your year of service with real skills that you can use to make a difference. The staff will help you learn about non-profits and how they work, grants and how to write them, and what becoming a community organizer means. Try This will also help you learn about subjects that interest you, such as social media and advertising, website development, photography, communication skills, fundraising, healthy living, and more.
Living Allowance. Full Time: $695.65 twice monthly, Half Time $276.17 twice monthly
Education Award. After successfully completing your AmeriCorps term of service and enrolling in the National Service Trust, you are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.
Interested? Email us at email@example.com
For more information on the AmeriCorps program visit https://americorps.gov/serve