Nevada Outdoor School teaches the way in Rural Nevada!

Nevada Outdoor School AmeriCorps Program

Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community. As one of two AmeriCorps programs in Rural Nevada, NOS partners with a variety of host agencies to place AmeriCorps members in direct service to the community meeting locally identified needs.

In the first quarter of NOS’s 2011-12 grant, AmeriCorps members have already accomplished a lot!

Engaged 203 volunteers who have served more than 705 hours in their communities

Taught 15 Red Cross programs

Served 1,267 individuals at a local soup kitchen

Delivers meals to 875 home bound seniors and served 1112 seniors lunch in a congregate setting

Began tutoring 37 youth in Lander County to improve math and reading skills.

Assisted 108 seniors in Humboldt county access services

Provided outreach at 2 community events concerning Domestic Violence touching then lives of 160 individuals.

Amount of 2011-2012 funding received through Nevada Volunteers: $154,720

Number of AmeriCorps members serving in rural Nevada: 17 members

Agencies with increased capacity to meet community needs because of AmeriCorps members service (host sites):

  • American Red Cross – Elko
  • American Red Cross – Winnemucca
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness
  • Humboldt County School District
  • Lander County School District
  • Nevada Outdoor School
  • Senior Citizens of Humboldt County
  • Silver Sage Senior Center
  • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
  • Wells Family Resource Center
  • Winnemucca Community Garden
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