VHCB AmeriCorps

We are recruiting for the 2018-2019 Program Year!  Apply today! 

 

Since 1997, the VHCB AmeriCorps Program has been serving Vermont communities, cultivating leaders and inspiring collaborative solutions to expand housing opportunities and steward our natural resources. Serving on the front lines of community-based organizations, VHCB AmeriCorps members energize, engage and empower Vermonters to address unmet needs at a local level, collectively creating positive change statewide. Through a grass roots approach, we believe we can bring Vermonters together, incite a spirit of active citizenship and build a healthy future for Vermont.

 

VHCB AmeriCorps in Action

    • Keith at the TNC nursery at Green Mountain College
      Keith at the TNC nursery at Green Mountain College
    • Members during a community service day at Morningside Shelter
      Members during a community service day at Morningside Shelter
    • Service project at the floodplain forest with Randolph Area Community Development Corporartion
      Service project at the floodplain forest with Randolph Area Community Development Corporation
    • Service Project at Vermont Food Bank in Barre
      Service Project at Vermont Food Bank in Barre
    • Members at COVER Home Repair
      Members at COVER Home Repair

Story of the Week

Quinn Salinder serves at the John Graham Shelter

Homelessness: More than the Lack of a Home

“It’s a commonly stated truth that “homelessness” is more than the lack of a home. This alludes to the reality that homeless individuals often face a wide range of challenges rooted in their personal experiences that prevent them from being housed sustainably. Histories of addiction, trauma, and mental health disorders are more common than not. Ultimately, all who are homeless carry with them a unique set of factors that led them to a position of being without housing. In consideration of this holistic idea of “homelessness,” the process of addressing these underlying challenges is just as important as developing a sustainable source of income and finding appropriate housing.