Active SWV Summersville Elementary School Running Club

Active SWV Kids Run! 

This week Summersville Elementary School wrapped up their second training day for the Active SWV SES Kids Running Club. The program has been so successful from the start with over 100 kids signed up to participate!

Principal Butcher took on the challenge to lead with eloquence, working to recruit teacher and parent volunteers to make sure they could create a ratio that would facilitate not only a ...

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Ansted Community Captain Kate Miller

Active Southern West Virginia takes great pride in its Community Captains. We strongly believe that without them our mission would be impossible. They are dedicated to making their communities a happier, healthier, and an altogether brighter place to live. We are forever grateful for their service and passion for creating free opportunities for their community members to participate in. We are are highlighting Ansted Community Captain Kate Miller to both show appreciation for her service and to showcase a little bit ...

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June Community Captain of the Month: Beckley Community Captain Charlene Diggs

Active Southern West Virginia takes great pride in its Community Captains. We strongly believe that without them our mission would be impossible. They are dedicated to making their communities a happier, healthier, and an altogether brighter place to live. We are forever grateful for their service and passion for creating free opportunities for their community members to participate in. This month we are are highlighting Beckley Community Captain Charlene Diggs to both show appreciation for her service and to showcase a ...

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Active SWV Partners with the New River Gorge National Park

It is no coincidence Active SWV’s region covers the New River Gorge National Park, which encompasses 70,000 acres in southern West Virginia. This is our largest resource for outdoor activities and so many of our small communities are adjacent to the park boundary. It is our mission to provide opportunities for safe physical activities by qualifying volunteers to lead free community programs.

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May Community Captain of the Month: Hinton Community Captain Kim Berry

Active Southern West Virginia takes great pride in its Community Captains. We strongly believe that without them our mission would be impossible. They are dedicated to making their communities a happier, healthier, and an altogether brighter place to live. We are forever grateful for their service and passion for creating free opportunities for their community members to participate in. This month are highlighting Hinton Community Captain Kim Berry to both show appreciation for her service and to showcase a little bit of her ...

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Now Hiring: Volunteer Director

Now Hiring: Active Southern West Virginia Volunteer Director

Active SWV is looking for a self-motivated individual to support a volunteer base throughout Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers Counties. This position shares office space in Beckley with the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and additional staff of Active SWV, but outreach in person is required throughout the region.

The right individual for this position will facilitate the mission of the organization:

Transform southern West Virginia ...

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Volunteer Certifications: Community Captains Training & Qualification

               Do you have the passion to motivate family and friends to lead a healthy life? We all want those close to us to be happy and able to contribute to the community around them. Kids enjoying outdoor play or a school running club, teens helping with a neighborhood cleanup, parents taking walks after work, and grandparents living independently.

                Active Southern West Virginia would like to help ...

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AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available with Active SWV

Active Southern West Virginia is currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA position to facilitate the recruiting, programming, mentoring, training, and tracking of our Community Captain program in addition to supporting regional special events. 

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The Active Southern WV Development and Outreach VISTA member will build the capacity of Active Southern WV by developing and implementing the plan for physical activities and organized exercise for underserved communities in Southern ...

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8 Active Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is only one of the many days of the year you are bound to devote all of your attention to your significant other. And living a physically active lifestyle is something that you can share with your special someone on hopefully most days of the year, but let’s mix it up and make it fun on this day! Who knows this could be the start of a tradition, or even more active dates throughout the year!

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