Active SWV Hires New Community Outreach Director

Active Southern West Virginia is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Ellis-Reid as Director – Community Outreach. Erin succeeds Becka Lee, who was instrumental in building the foundation of the Community Captain program.

A native of Wyoming County, Erin shares her home in Oak Hill with her husband and three children. For the past 13 years, Erin has served multiple roles at Ace Adventures; CPR/First Aid/ACA Swift Water Rescue certified, experience in ...

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September Community Captain of the Month

This month we are highlighting Community Captain, Linda Stein. Linda has been a part of our Active SWV community for quite some time, she only recently became a Community Captain in the Spring of 2017. Since becoming a Captain Linda has been involved with Get Active in the Park leading hikes all over the New River Gorge National River. It is clear that Linda enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors with the community. Take a ...

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Active SWV Family Triathlon 2017 Recap

Run, Bike, Paddle to a Healthier Southern WV

The Active Southern West Virginia Family Triathlon held at Summersville Lake was a true testament to the support families across our region have when wanting to pursue healthy lifestyles. Active SWV staff and volunteers partnered with the Army Corps at Summersville Lake and their volunteers for a safe and smooth venue. Thank you to the event sponsors; UniCare, Nicholas County Health Department, Army Corps at Summersville Lake, Marathon Bikes, Adventures on ...

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Volunteer Director Announcement

The Active SWV team wishes Becka Lee all the best in her personal pursuits as she leaves the position of Volunteer Director. The friendships will continue and she leaves knowing this experience helped enrich her life as much as she enriched others.

Becka Lee has led our Community Captains in reaching many goals, facilitating the mission of improving health and wellness throughout communities in southern West Virginia. The trust Becka has built with each Community Captain volunteer ...

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Active SWV Job Posting

Active Southern West Virginia Community Outreach Director

Organization: Active Southern West Virginia
Location: Beckley, West Virginia. Serving Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, and Nicholas Counties.

Mission: Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for physical exercise in southern West Virginia, thereby improving health and wellness of its citizens and workforce. In partnership with the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, Active SWV operates programs within under-served ...

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Top 10 Reasons for WVU Tech Students to Be an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach This Fall

1)      Get your workout in AND volunteer at the same time.

How many other volunteer opportunities can say the same thing? Serving as an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach allows you to run around and be physically active with kids, all the while serving as an incredible role model to teach youth of the Southern West Virginia about the importance of health.

2)      You miss seeing kids when you are back at ...

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Connector Path Open; WVU Tech to YMCA

WVU Tech students have easy access to YMCA

The City of Beckley, in its efforts to develop pedestrian and bicycle friendly infrastructure and safe streets, has taken an important step to welcome WVU Tech students to town. The City has opened a connector path from the WVU Tech campus to the YMCA, where students will enjoy membership privileges and use of all YMCA facilities.

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Make an Impact: Assist an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs. Be a part of the movement.

Looking to improve your own fitness AND volunteer at the same time? Ready to share your love for physical activity with others? Be an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach!

We need you!

Active SWV is looking for community members to serve as ...

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