Regional Service Corps

Why Are The Sage Grousing?

The greater sage-grouse is a large bird that lives in the western US and Canada. It looks kind of like a chicken, but bigger. Its favorite food is sagebrush.

So it’s no surprise that the greater sage-grouse is depressed. Its native home, the shrub-steppe environment where sagebrush grows best, is shrinking. But the good news is that we can help preserve the areas where they live and where people can also enjoy the gorgeous terrain we call home.


This is why Regional Youth Service Corps, our non-profit entity, is asking for your help. Students in one of our underserved urban elementary schools are stepping up. This November, they’ll be joined by community volunteer experts who will mentor them in planting sagebrush seedlings at Horn Rapids County Park and on Candy Mountain, the latter recently scorched by a 250-acre fire. They’ll have helped to preserve an imperiled habitat that they’ll be able to visit with family and friends for years to come.

Please consider a small contribution and read more about our Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration project.



Building strong communities in Benton and Franklin counties since 1992.



I am more than me

There are many people who consider AmeriCorps an important step in their career plan. Those who begin the program not knowing what they want to do get a much better sense of their career goals after completing their term of service.

  • Because AmeriCorps members work at schools and with non-profit organizations, it's a great way to network with people in those worlds.
  • Many community leaders started out as AmeriCorps members themselves.
  • It’s also a great stepping stone for a government career because it demonstrates a passion for and a commitment to public service.


Be the greater good

Our nation faces immense challenges. You can help.

  • make things better through tutoring programs that improve literacy among hundreds of children right now ...
  • ... and lower dropout rates in the future.


Top 10 reasons to join

  1. Network in the community.
  2. Build your leadership skills.
  3. $5,815 Education Award. Pay back student loans. Continue your education. Pass it along to a child, grandchild, or foster child. Or take continuing education or personal enrichment classes.
  4. Give back to your community. The time is now!
  5. Student loan forbearance and interest payments.
  6. Monthly living allowance of $1,263.
  7. Real-world work experience.
  8. Strengthen your resume and college applications.
  9. Help children succeed in school and in life.
  10. Get the satisfaction that comes from taking on challenges and seeing results. 


How to Get Started


Open doors to your future

  • Get real-life education and work experience wrapped into one.
  • Build real professional and leadership skills.
  • Gain an understanding of how to tackle to the challenges faced by communities where you serve.
  • 90% of alumni report they have used the skills they gained during service in their next job or school.
  • You'll meet seriously awesome people along the way.