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Americorps in Denver- good or bad??

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As a recent graduate/ avid skier- getting offered a job from Americorps was something completely exciting for me. Out of all the places I could've ended up- they're sticking me right in Denver,Co- Jan 26th, 2005. I will also have the opportunity to volunteer in MT,WY etc. I guess my questions are... has anyone ever served in the americorps before that would like to give me a little heads up.. and are you even allowed to bring skis, boots and all that good stuff??
I hope this question isn't coming across shallow, but living in the midwest- mid winter and not being able to ski.. well.. that's going to be a huge tease!

Thanks for your help
=kel
post #2 of 5
Congrats! I hope that the funding for that program will continue. I know that last year, there were some issues surrounding it.

While not involved myself, when I was living in Boston, many of my Emerson College students were involved with Americorps. I can't say for sure, but I don't see why you cannot bring your skis. Keep in mind, you are expected to live within the communities you are working in, which are often pretty poor. You probably want to avoid bringing anything too valuable.

Good luck, and when you're settled, you'll have to come meet the crazy gang of Bears in Summit County!
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I think I'm just concerned about 'free time' and how we'll be able to get to the mountains. i guess i could use my skis as some sort of awkward body-pillow instead.

ah well- i'll learn when i get there i suppose, thanks!
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Do you know what your assignment will be? For the last couple of seasons, the NSCD in Winter Park has had Americorps volunteers work with the program. They were there a bulk of the season and stayed up in Frasier. The people I met really enjoyed it and one of them stayed on after his Americorp time as a full time disabled instructor. I am not sure if they have that plan this year, but if they do, check it out for a little different experience.
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You might want to not bring your equipment and check the situation out first. Then, if all looks good, have your parents ship your equipment out to you via UPS or FedEx or Express Mail etc.
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