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May
3
2017
by Madison Olle

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May
3
2017
by Seth Young

Polk County is one of the smallest counties of North Carolina nestled in the “Foothills” of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bordering South Carolina.  It maintains an old Appalachian feel with small...

May
1
2017
by Jen Adams

On Tuesday, April 25th, AmeriCorps Project Conserve members celebrated National Volunteer Week by volunteering with Bounty and Soul at Dr. John Wilson Community Garden and at their St. James...

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
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...