You’ve likely heard of the Peace Corps or Americorps, but how about the Historicorps?

KUSA – You’ve likely heard of the Peace Corps or Americorps, but how about the Historicorps? It’s a program that creates jobs and trains young men and women to complete projects for historic buildings. This summer they have several new projects and they’re looking for volunteers. Anyone interested in the Historicorps and their projects can check out www.historicorps.org or call 303-715-1010          

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