PAWV Seeks Applications for Preserve WV AmeriCorps Sites

AmeriCorpsPreservation Alliance of WV is seeking applications for sites to sponsor Preserve WV AmeriCorps members for the 2015-2016 program year.  Here is a Word .docx file of instructions and the Site Sponsor Application.

AmeriCorps is a national service program founded in the same spirit as the Peace Corps, VISTA, and the Armed Forces, and other forms of national service.  The AmeriCorps program provides members with a full- or part-time service experience in exchange for a modest living allowance and an educational award.  The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is administered by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV), the statewide grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation in the Mountain State through education and outreach.  Other PAWV programs include preservation workshops, field services, heritage tourism development, and the West Virginia Endangered Properties List.

The purpose of the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is to promote historic preservation and heritage tourism in West Virginia through historic resource re-use, improvement, and development.  Members’ service will focus on historic resource improvement and capacity building by utilizing heritage tourism for economic development, historic preservation for economic development and environmental stewardship, and volunteer management for community engagement.  Site historic resources are expected to include at least one historic building and may include museum collection, landscape, structures, and historic districts.  Preserve WV AmeriCorps is funded in part by Volunteer West Virginia, the state’s Commission for National and Community Service, and by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

For questions, email dlapresta@pawv.org.

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