AmeriCorps Position Open

 Join Active Southern West Virginia as an AmeriCorps Volunteer and Make a Difference! 

Are you passionate about community development and making a positive impact while building valuable skills to add to your portfolio? Look no further! Active Southern West Virginia has an exciting opening for an AmeriCorps position offering an incredible opportunity to contribute to the community while gaining invaluable experience. Located in Beckley, WV explore the amazing benefits of being an AmeriCorps member and the rewarding work environment at Active SWV. 

 Why AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a national service program that aims to alleviate poverty by supporting organizations and initiatives focused on community development. As an AmeriCorps member, you become an integral part of transforming communities and helping individuals thrive. 

Benefits of being an AmeriCorps Member include: 

  1. Professional Development: Active SWV provides a dynamic and supportive work environment that encourages personal and professional growth. You will have access to training opportunities, workshops, and resources to enhance your skills and expertise in community engagement, project management, grant writing, and more.
  2. Meaningful Impact: By joining Active SWV as an AmeriCorps member, you will play a crucial role in creating positive change within the community. You’ll have the chance to develop and implement programs that promote physical activity, wellness, and healthy lifestyles, directly impacting the lives of individuals and families in Southern West Virginia.
  3. Networking and Relationships: Active SWV fosters a collaborative environment that allows you to connect with like-minded individuals, community leaders, and partner organizations. Building these positive relationships will not only enhance your professional network but also provide a solid foundation for future opportunities.
  4. Living Allowance and Benefits: As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll receive a $776.33 bi-monthly living allowance to cover basic expenses, making it easier for you to focus on your service work. Additionally, you’ll be eligible for healthcare benefits, a $6,895 education award, eligible for 2 semesters of tuition waiver at participating WV colleges, loan forbearance or deferment during your service term, health care, and child care assistance.

The position term ifs from September 18, 2023 to August 31, 2023, with potential to extend the term.

Why Active Southern West Virginia? 

Active SWV is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through physical activity and healthy living initiatives. The mission is to create a culture of wellness by making active lifestyles accessible and enjoyable for all.  

As an AmeriCorps member at Active SWV, you will have the opportunity to contribute to daily operations, race events, youth outreach, social media, and much more. Your role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities, allowing you to develop diverse skills and have a significant impact on the organization and the community. 

Come work with a passionate group of individuals all working together to make big changes in the community. Hear from our current and outgoing AmeriCorps member Brandon Mehlinger on his year of service. “I cannot express enough how profoundly my year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Active SWV impacted my life. It was a transformative experience that allowed me to connect with incredible individuals, develop invaluable real-world skills, and work alongside an extraordinary group of people”. Be the next person to have an experience of a lifetime at Active SWV! 

This AmeriCorps position is supported by our partners at High Rocks in Hillsboro, WV. 

Next Steps 

To apply for the AmeriCorps position at Active SWV, go to, create a user account, search for Active Southern West Virginia, and fill out the application form. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, reach out to Melanie Seiler at [email protected]. Melanie will be more than happy to provide further information and guidance. 

By becoming an AmeriCorps member at Active SWV, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of the community while acquiring valuable skills and experiences. Join us in creating a lasting impact on the lives of individuals in Southern West Virginia. Apply today and let’s work together to make a difference! 

Remember, the path to positive change starts with a single step. Take the leap and be the catalyst for transformation in your community. Apply now and become an AmeriCorps member at Active Southern West Virginia!