RARE-Resource Assistance for Rural Environments, University of Oregon
The Resource Assistance
for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program seeks to serve Oregon's rural
communities through economic and community development and natural resource
planning. Housed in the University of Oregon's Community Service Center, we aim
to link the energy, expertise of our members with the planning and public
policy needs of Oregon’s rural communities.
Our mission is to assist Oregon's resource-dependent rural communities while providing supported, applied experience to graduate level students from across the US. RARE members live in rural communities for eleven months and serve cities, counties, non-governmental organizations or state agencies to improve economic and environmental conditions in rural Oregon.
RARE AmeriCorps Program is now in
its 21st year; over the years we have placed more than 450 volunteers and
served every Oregon County.