team based traveling volunteer program
Corps Member (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – April 17, 2017
Working alongside 11 other members throughout the country proved to be both extremely challenging and rewarding. Our team started training together in October in Sacramento and began our volunteer work in early November in northern California. In Middletown, CA we worked alongside a faith based non-profit, Hope City, helping to rebuild houses that had been destroyed in the Valley Fire in 2015. We stayed in Middletown for 6 weeks, then headed back to Sacramento where we trained for a few weeks and then departed for our second project along the Oregon Coast. In Oregon we worked alongside the Oregon State Parks doing environmental restoration work for 9 weeks. In Oregon we did invasive species removal, tree planting and maintenance, marine debris clean up, and general park maintenance. We were then sent to Moab, Utah where we worked at an outdoor environmental education camp doing infrastructure improvement and program assistance.