Blog

Apr
24
2017
by Jonathan Feldman
Sadi clears leaves away from a home

As AmeriCorps Project Conserve members, one of our responsibilities is to organize a training or service project for the rest of the team of 32 to participate in. I volunteered to help organize...

Apr
11
2017
by Kristen Lee

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 34 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs of western North Carolina. Each member will serve 1700 hours during an 11...

Apr
7
2017
by Kristen Lee
National Volunteer Week service day at Holmes Educational State Forest in 2016.

AmeriCorps Project Conserve welcomes people with any skill level who want to volunteer during National Volunteer Week (April 23rd through April 29th). Volunteer events will...

Mar
24
2017
by Emily Israel

Reflecting on my service term thus far, the “elevator speech” that I give to explain my position (and host site) has been less satisfying than I once anticipated. The issue isn't that it doesn’t...

Mar
21
2017
by Ericka Hincke

I arrived at the Marshall Public Library a few minutes before 9 am.  There was a chill in the air, but a strong sense that it is going to a beautiful day! I was immediately greeted by the workday...

Mar
14
2017
by Sara deFosset

At the Hemlock Restoration Initiative we work with a lot of groups. In fact, we are tasked with connecting partners all over the state including local governments, environmental organizations,...

Mar
13
2017
by Mary Kate Dodge

You know when you’re anticipating something in the future that seems so far away? And then you step away for a second and suddenly that far away thing is happening tomorrow? My AmeriCorps service...

Mar
1
2017
by Spencer Scheidt
Getting things done and scouting properties in the Highlands of Roan, North Carolina.

In the past couple of months, I have started dreaming about work (service hours, to be more precise).  In some of my dreams, I relive visits to beautiful properties, bouncing along in the backseat...

Feb
25
2017
by Jonathan Feldman
Jonathan measures a Hemlock tree before treating the tree for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) during an AmeriCorps service day in September 2016.

This is my third AmeriCorps term of service and I have finally figured out the science to living in poverty, mostly…

First and foremost, there will always be stressful moments throughout...

Feb
6
2017
by Candace Thomson

Through my service with Americorps, Project Conserve, it has become quite...