AmeriCorps Volunteers at Reiman Gardens
This spring Reiman Gardens will be hosting a group of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) volunteers. Seven volunteers, all between 20-25 years old, from all over the country will be here from May 7-June 5. They will be helping our horticulture staff with major construction projects, including helping to build and plant the new Shade Garden, installing a series of new pathways, and building raised beds for the rose gardens. They are scheduled to be at the Gardens Monday-Friday, for 40 hours each week. AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, team-based program for young adults. Members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing service projects and gaining life experience. We are excited to host them this spring and hope you will get a chance to meet them. We encourage you to say hello and to ask them about their project and AmeriCorps NCCC.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps unit engages up to 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.