Application Process

Are you interested in community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning?

Or

Does your organization have community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning projects that you do not have resources to complete?

If so….

The Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program might be your solution.

The mission of the RARE Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained graduate-level participants, from across the US.  These AmeriCorps members live in and serve the communities for 11 months. RARE participants assist communities in the development and implementation of projects for achieving a sustainable natural resource base and improving rural economic conditions. The RARE program is now in its 20th year and over the years it placed more than 400 volunteers and served nearly every Oregon county.