Local Volunteers Celebrated AmeriCorps Week By Doing Over 65 Hours of Community Service

During the week of March 14th, Arizona Serve, an AmeriCorps program of Prescott College, is celebrating AmeriCorps Week with members and partner organizations across the Quad-City area. AmeriCorps week is a time to celebrate and thank the millions of Americans who volunteered with AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps programs over the past year.

During AmeriCorps Week, programs all across the country host projects aimed at helping local businesses and organizations. These volunteer projects can be anything from food and toiletry drives to cleanup projects at a local site.

This week, 13 AmeriCorps members volunteered at the Prescott Highlands Center for Natural History, a local non-profit organization dedicated to outdoor education. At the Highlands Center, these members worked to maintain the trails, removed invasive plant species, added a mulch
floor to the playground, and helped maintain the center’s main courtyard.

“Because of just this one 5-hour service project, these members were able to put in nearly $1,900 dollars worth of volunteer hours,” said Alex Mangelsdorf, State Team Leader at Arizona Serve.

“We were impressed with how well today’s project went,” stated Sean Stevens, VISTA Team Leader at Arizona Serve. “These AmeriCorps members have shown a lot of dedication to helping the community day in and day out, and we’re very happy to be working with them.”

Arizona Serve is looking forward to working with the community again to impact its most vulnerable populations and be of service. If you have any questions regarding AmeriCorps Week or would like more information on how to get involved with other AmeriCorps volunteer projects through Arizona Serve please contact Sean Stevens at stevens@arizonaserve.org or (520) 276-1802

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