COVID-19 Update: Please note that we are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 service year and while we do not know what the beginning of the service year in September will bring, we are committed to providing the highest quality support for our members and our community partners. We are looking forward to reviewing your application!
Are you interested in community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning?
Does your organization have community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning projects that you do not have resources to complete?
The Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program might be your solution.
The mission of the RARE Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained graduate-level participants, from across the US. These AmeriCorps members live in and serve the communities for 11 months. RARE participants assist communities in the development and implementation of projects for achieving a sustainable natural resource base and improving rural economic conditions. The RARE program is now in its 26th year, and over the years it has placed more than 500 members and served every Oregon county.