West Virginia ranks 3rd in enrolling AmeriCorps members

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The agency that administers the AmeriCorps program says West Virginia residents rank third among states in enrolling volunteers in the program.

The Corporation for National and Community Service says West Virginia has produced 12,000 AmeriCorps members since the organization was formed more than 20 years ago. The organization said in a news release that the members have given more than 18 million hours of service and received more than $28 million in scholarships.

The organization says it’s investing more than $12 million in national service projects for West Virginia, including funding for more than 1,000 AmeriCorps members currently there.

AmeriCorps members serve through nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations at 21,000 locations.