Since October 2011, the Ohio History Service Corps has been supporting community and local history all over Ohio. Twenty AmeriCorps members provide at least 34,000 hours of service to Ohioans each year in the categories of historic site survey, collections digitization, and capacity building for local historical organizations. The latter includes volunteer recruitment and management, event planning, convening partnerships, K-12 education outreach, and more.
The Ohio History Service Corps program has two components: the Local History Corps and the Ohio Historic Preservation Corps. Each of these AmeriCorps volunteer groups will help local organizations put history to work in their community. Please contact the AmeriCorps member assigned to your community for more information on what this program can do for you.
For a taste of Ohio History Service Corps members’ experiences in their own words, watch this video: