Bend Headquarters

Meet Brandon, one of our AmeriCorps member on our Prineville crew. Brandon started his Heart of Oregon journey with our COYCC summer program, working with the Forest Service and other young adults his age. After completing the 8-week program, he said “I realized this was the type of work I wanted to get into. I really enjoy this work, it doesn’t feel like work to me.”

Since then, Brandon joined our Prineville AmeriCorps crew as a Corps Member 1. He successfully completed his term of service, and has already signed up for another one!
“This is a really good middle ground kind of job. There is a lot of teaching and learning which is what’s cool about this program. You get to learn and work, while most other jobs are just work. It’s a good place to get experience.”

His next term of service begins January 2022, with plans to continue learning new job skills and seeing new places around Central Oregon. In the future, Brandon’s goals are to become a Wildland Firefighter with the United States Forest Service.