Meet Our Member: Andy Wood
Outreach Coordinator at the Catamount Trails Association
A native of Maine, Andy Wood comes to the Catamount Trails Association with a background in wildlife management and environmental education. As the Outreach & Youth Program Coordinator, Andy engages the community through special programs and events and volunteer opportunities. “A big part of my job is coordinating Ski Cubs, our youth cross-country ski program, which happens in January, February, and March. Our staff at the CTA is small, so I also spend my time helping out with all kinds of projects throughout the year--trail work, tabling at film festivals, answering the phone, and whatever else comes up.”
Why did you join VHCB AmeriCorps?
There's a lot of work to do in environmental conservation, and it needs doing quickly. VHCB AmeriCorps organizations are tackling big issues in conservation, and I'm proud to be a part of that effort.
What are you learning or gaining out of your service?
I spend a lot of my time helping other people live healthy, active, adventurous lives. This helps remind me every day how important it is to keep myself and my community healthy and active.
What has surprised you about serving in AmeriCorps?
I'm really impressed by my colleagues serving in the program--these people are doing great things.
What's the best thing about serving at your site?
I get to ski for work occasionally!
What would you like other people to know about serving in AmeriCorps?
Serving in AmeriCorps looks very different depending on the project you choose. The experience will be defined by your site and what you bring to the table.