VHCB AmeriCorps

Check out our summer open positions!

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

looking on to a field of small American elms, Kira is in the foreground pruning an elm sapling, she is wearing a gray coat and a bright red ha. There are three other people in the background pruning saplings

Protecting & Caring for the American Elm

The American elm was the biggest and longest lived tree on our northern floodplains until Dutch-elm disease (DED) wiped out much of their population. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is facing this problem head on, planting elms that are potentially Dutch-elm disease tolerant along Connecticut and Champlain Valley basins. We have partnered with US Forest Service and have dedicated a test site with 6,420 American elms to be inoculated with Dutch-elm disease in hopes of understanding which of these trees are immune to the disease and why.