VHCB AmeriCorps

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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

Andrew stands behind a pile of holiday themed wrapped presents laid out on a table. He is wearing a baby blue polo long sleeve shirt, with a navy blue mask on. He is wearing a small enamel A pin. There is a yellow wall behind him.

From the Community to FEAST at Home Recipients - The True Holiday Magic

Social isolation is a big issue for the older adult population. According to one study, social isolation can be just as deleterious to one’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Add in a raging pandemic and the often nostalgic feel surrounding the holiday season, and an acute problem becomes all the more so. Serving at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC), attempting to counter these effects is central to our mission. One particular segment of the population we serve, our FEAST at Home (meals on wheels) recipients, are often on the forefront of our minds as we think about ways to maintain connections. While this is true year round, it was even more so this holiday season after the unprecedented year of isolation and separation that characterized much of 2020. As such, my host site and I were determined to provide some sort of bright spot to end the year on a more positive note.