Team Leader Isaiah Kortright shares his experience with AmeriCorps:
"April 13, 2015 marks the day I became part of an entire culture that I previously had no idea existed. I was attracted by a bullet point on a recruitment flyer that read: “Your crew will be your family” and applied the same day. What I found was an entire organization that prides itself in the human connections made through hard work, a culture of learning, and service to our public lands and those affected by natural disaster.
I’ve had the privilege of seeing how instantly quantifiable and gratifying our trail work, and efforts to assist people in disaster areas, is through a simple exchange of gratitude. The service I have participated in has brought me direction and broadened my perspective on what it means to take action and find my place among thousands of others who give day in and day out for a cause. Service."
Crew member Corrie Desilets: "When I accepted my service with AZCC I had no idea what I’d be doing other than the blanket term of ”trail work”. Now I know how to build drains, deberm, create full bench, and other work associated with trails. I can’t imagine doing anything else at this point in my life and have actually grown to love this work more than I thought.
I hope to continue to serve as long as I can because of my love for service itself, and my love for the outdoors, hard work, and interacting with the public. What could be better?"Here’s a short video about the work that AmeriCorps does, for more information about the program, visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/.