How Do I Join or Help?

AgriCorps is always looking for more people to get involved with our cause. Whether you’re interested in visiting Ghana and serving yourself, or you would like to help out monetarily there is a spot for you. If you would like to make a contribution please visit our giving page. If you are interested in becoming a member of the 2015 AgriCorps , click the application link below. If you would like to learn more or stay connected to AgriCorps, click the “I Want to Learn More” link below. Thank you for your interest!

We want you to be a Future Member of the AgriCorps!

Volunteers will commit to served a ten-month assignment, starting in August 2015, as a teacher in a developing-world county to teach agricultural education in a primary or secondary school. AgriCorps volunteers will received a stipend equal to the pay of a local teacher which amounts to about $150 per month. The host community will provide safe and secure housing. All other travel, insurance and miscellaneous expenses will be paid. Local NGOs will served volunteers for emergency and healthcare needs.

Volunteers will teach agricultural education utilizing the three components of the learn-by-doing model: classroom instruction, entrepreneurship experience and leadership development. Students will learn basic farming and animal husbandry practices in addition to life skills such as nutrition, healthy lifestyles, responsibility, home economics, financial management, public speaking, citizenship, parliamentary procedure and teamwork. Agricultural education is a model, not a curriculum. Local curriculum can be adopted into the agricultural methodology.

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

1. College Degree in Agriculture
2. Past 4-H/FFA leadership experience
3.Production Agriculture Experience (Farm, Ranch, Supervised Agriculture Experience, Garden, etc.)

The 2015 AgriCorps Volunteer Selection Process Timeline is as follows:

Aug/Nov 2014 Campus Visits
Sept. 1 2014 Application Live
Nov 14, 2014 Application Due
Nov 25, 2014 Notify Candidates of Interview
Dec 1, 2014 Interviews Begin
Dec 15, 2014 Notify Selected Candidates
Jan 1, 2015 Candidates Acceptance Deadline
July 2015 Candidate Training
Aug 1, 2015 Country Placement

We are passionate about raising awareness of our program and developing a support network for corps members back at home.  To do this, we will ask corps members to promote the program and connect to personal supporters by fundraising.  If you are selected as a 2015 member of the AgriCorps, you will be asked to raise the funds for your stipend (roughly $2,000).  This money will be dispersed back to you throughout the year and will cover your in-country living expenses.  (If for any reason you terminate your service in the middle of the year, your funds will also be forfeited.)  You will be provided with fundraising resources to simplify this process for you.  Crowd funding platforms are a great way to get started! An application for scholarships will be offered in May for corps members with extenuating circumstances. If you have questions, please contact Audrey Denney at audrey.denney@agricorps.org.