Hi my name is Matt, or as my little campers call me Dinomatt.
My time serving for AmeriCorps has been one fun ride. On the first day of being an AmeriCorps member I started at Nevada Outdoor School. I was not sure what I was getting myself into, but in the back of my head something was telling me just go for it. A month went by and I was learning so much stuff already. I was learning how to become a leader. With the help of my other AmeriCorps members it was getting easier. A couple of months went by and I was having a blast! I was teaching classroom lessons, helping out with the BLM and Nevada Department of Wildlife, leading camping trips, and more! I was growing, meeting new people, and, best of all, I was learning things. Like teaching, leadership skills, planning events, etc.
One of the things I like about AmeriCorps is how much we are involved in the community. At first I was super shy and quiet. Now I have learned to open up and become an outgoing person.
I’m glad I signed up to be an AmeriCorps member!