AmeriCorps members serve with Feeding Laramie Valley as AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC or AmeriCorps Associates.
AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, team-based program for young adults, age 18-24. Inspried by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, NCCC members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing a myriad of service projects while gaining life experience. Teams, comprised of 8-10 members, travel the country and complete multiple projects that address essential community needs throughout the United States, often living in rural areas.
Feeding Laramie Valley hosted an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team in the spring of 2016. The team built hoop houses at our building in Labonte Park and also worked with FLV staff and volunteers to refurbish the building.
Our second NCCC team joined us in the summer of 2018 to assist in building additional hoop houses, building garden infrastructure, preparing for Higher Ground Fair and much more!