The award winning motorist assistance patrol program, known as the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol keeps our state's roadways and travelers safe and secure. Drivers and dispatchers assist stranded motorists by patrolling over 800 miles of four-lane highway throughout WV. The tourism-friendly fleet of patrol units also play a vital role in the state's Amber Alert & Homeland Security initiatives. The program has been recognized as a national model for its innovative approach to job creation.
The CCC Trails and Development Program (TDP) serves both youth and adults (including veterans) with an emphasis on skills enhancement, educational advancement, civic and community spirit via a wide range of projects and programs throughout the country.
West Virginia's ARROW to the Summit Community Service Initiative, The Boy Scouts of America selected CCC as the Clearinghouse for “The Initiative”, which was the largest community service and volunteer effort of its kind ever performed in the history of our country; Completed service projects for over 40,000 Scouts and volunteers over a 5-day period during the 2013 National Jamboree which yielded more than 300,000 volunteer service hours and $5 million economic impact in 9 southern WV counties; Recently selected to coordinate the 2017 Initiative which will include project expansion in all 55 counties.
The CCC AmeriCorps Disaster Service Corps is headquartered in Twin Branch – McDowell Co. The AmeriCorps program is funded through Volunteer West Virginia and serves southern West Virginia as a state-certified Disaster Service Corps. The CCC Corpsmembers are trained through the American Red Cross and have disaster response experience having already been deployed three times-- Boone County (April 2015), Mineral Wells (September 2015),and Rupert (June 2016).
The Twin Branch Recreation Area is an 118-acreage facility under development by CCC. A 10-member AmeriCorps team is currently working at Twin Branch in an effort to improve, further develop, and enhance recreational tourism and economic development opportunities in McDowell County.
Offering over 100 miles of off-road trails for ATV and outdoor enthusiasts of which CCC serves as the conduit by which trail maintenance, building and development efforts occur.
Skiing, Learning, Improving, Developing, and Educating, is a youth development program that utilizes skiing to impact the lives of at-risk youth (ages 3-17) by providing unique and positive experiences that promote character development and life-enhancing values.
Utilizing the game of golf as a vehicle to teach core values and healthy habits to kids ages 4 to 17. CCC operates as a partner and sponsor while the day-to-day operations are handled by the West Virginia Golf Association.
CAWV provides a variety of programming to children and adults with disabilities and is the premiere ski program in the Mid-Atlantic Region. CCC serves as both fiscal agent and partner for this elite program.
In partnership with JP Morgan Chase Foundation, CCC recruits, trains, and places veterans into employment with local governments, federal agencies, businesses, corporations, and/or other avenues with the vision that those served will obtain meaningful employment and the security of sustainable income for themselves and their families.
CCC Internship Program has both part-and full-time Corps placements nationwide, aimed to jump start career choices through a variety of experiences focused on civic engagement and service; conservation, environmental, and resource stewardship; and other areas such as--tourism, transportation, interpretative learning, outdoor recreation, information technology, public and governmental relations, green practices, etc. Each CCC Intern is provided access to a range of educational services, from postsecondary education to industry-recognized credentials with an opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award ranging from $1222.22 to $5775.00.
The CCC via The Corps Network is working to place AmeriCorps members in ten (10) YMCA centers across the country; in order to fulfill the Department of Interior’s project “Engaging the Next Generation of Community Coordinators” for the “Let’s Move! Outside” initiative in the following cities: Birmingham, AL; Oklahoma, OK; San Diego, CA; Columbus, OH; Providence, RI; Indianapolis, IN; Wichita, KS; Pittsburgh, PA; Atlanta, GA; and Newark, NJ.
These are some of our recently completed projects.view all of our projects →
OUR MISSION IS TO
- Conduct Projects and Programs that Strengthen and Revitalize Communities;
- Provide Self-Esteem, Educational Enhancements, and Employment Opportunities through Meaningful Work Experiences for Youth & Adults; and
- Conserve, Develop, and Enhance Natural Resources.
"On Saturday evening December 10th, my grandson's vehicle quit running on I-70 just past exit 11. He was traveling in the left lane and could not get into the right lane due to traffic. Thus, he pulled into the median strip and tried to restart the car, but to no avail. He wasn't there very long until one of your courtesy trucks pulled in behind him with his lights flashing to help warn other drivers. Between the two of them they decided the fuel gauge was not working and he was probably out of gas. They then put 1 1/2 gallons into the car, but still couldn't get it started. They also tried jumping the car thinking it might just not be getting enough of a charge, but it still wouldn't start. So my grandson called me and I got there about 45 minutes later. Your driver stayed with him that whole time with his lights flashing. When I got there, we did get the car started and he followed us to the next exit to be sure we didn't have any other problems. He was very professional and would not accept any payment for the gas or other aid. My grandson and I thank you ever so much for the excellent service you provided for us and especially thank the CP Driver for all the help and information he gave us. Keep up the good (no, make that great) work."
~Rick and Collin
"I really appreciate your generosity and kindness... You graciously helped me and my Youth Group at a very inopportune time for us and I am very thankful for your help. You are a vital part of a team that help the rest of us travelers have a good memory of your state, the wonderful state of West Virginia."
~ Brother Joe S.
“Dear Mr. Martin, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for giving me a job with the Courtesy Patrol. I would also like to thank you for the opportunity to get my GED. By the way I wrote this on my own and wanted you to see that I am learning to read and write and that it is all because you gave me a job with the Courtesy Patrol and put me in a GED class. This is the first letter I have ever written.”
Former WVCP Driver
“My employees suffered a flat tire on a state van, and the Courtesy Patrol provided valuable help in the way of a hydraulic jack. The jack the men were using wasn’t quite up to hoisting such a large vehicle and your driver cheerfully helped. She is a credit to the Courtesy Patrol service and underscores the reason the state contracts with your organization for the program.”
~ John Perdue
WV State Treasurer
“The WV Courtesy Patrol is a public service that works, gives practical assistance to those needing it and builds good will. Plus, it puts people to work in a structure that builds success.”
~ David King
Executive Director Ohio-West Virginia YMCA
“As a West Virginian I am proud of our wonderful state for many reasons. The Courtesy Patrol must be one of the nicest, most beneficial and important services West Virginia gives to motorist.”
~ Patty A.
Capon Springs, WV
“Your Courtesy Patrol driver was extremely courteous and really helped me out of a tough situation. Thank you for this service and the expert help of this fine young man.”
~ Carol S.
“I have long believed the Courtesy Patrol is an important service to the citizens of our State and visitors to out State. The Patrol not only provides assistance to traveling motorists when needed, but also makes visitors feel welcome and that we care about their safety and security while traveling...Too often public officials hear only complaints about state programs and services. I want this letter to stand as a highly positive commentary about the level and quality of service I received from the Courtesy Patrol.”
~ E.W. Bill A.
“The state of WV is fortunate to have such an outstanding program and friendly employees.”
~ Barbara C.
“As a West Virginian I’m proud to see those F-150’s, lights flashing, pulled over to assist travelers. What a major relief it must be for those who break down on a long empty stretch of highway.”
~ Rick P.
“It is really nice to know we have such a program and that the people who work it are friendly and represent our state like they do.”
~ Karla C.
Harrison County, WV
“Please ask the Governor to continue budgeting for the important service. The interstate is a scary and dangerous place to be when you are broke down or run out-of-gas at night.”
~ Paul P.
“I thank you for providing this invaluable service and hope that is continues forever.”
~ Robert S.
West Friendship, MD
“We will never forget this good deed or our Guardian Angel! It’s a wonderful program you have that rescues travelers in distress.”
~ Mark and Bess J.
“Thank you for his caring and professional manner and the State of West Virginia for this service and making out trip through West Virginia a memorable one not because of the incident but because of the kindness of strangers.”
~ Donna K.
Fort Wayne, IN
“I commend the State of West Virginia for this service to a wayfaring stranger.”
~ Robert P.
“I feel that the fellow Courtesy Patrol Operators not only perform a very valuable service to motorists in distress, but also go a long way in promoting the friendliness of the State of West Virginia and in establishing positive public relations.”
~ Paul R.
Blue Ridge Summit, PA
“I am so impressed I’m tempted to root for the Mountaineers when they face the Panthers next fall!”
~ John P.
“We can only say “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
~ Robert R.
Pompano Beach, FL
“I have no knowledge of other states having a Courtesy Patrol program; thank God we broke down in West Virginia.”
New York Resident
“I saw this Guardian Angel with his yellow lights flashing drive up behind me and immediateIy knew I was safe.”
~ Mack and Bess J.
“Your driver is truly an honest man with a lot of integrity. He was very polite and proficient at his job.”
~ William C.
“This kind of thoughtfulness to motorists is most unusual. Our compliments to the State of West Virginia and the Courtesy Patrol for providing citizens with this service!”
~ Werneth and Betty A.
“He was beyond helpful and made what could have been a terrible situation an almost pleasant one.”
~ Ricki D.
New Windsor, NY
“Your Patrolman presented himself, at the highest level of excellence. He is a great American.”
~ Steve H.
“The next morning we were on our way back home to Michigan, safe and sound. Our Courtesy Angel honked and waved good-bye.”
~ Debra B.
East Lansing, Michigan
“His hospitality, enthusiasm and professionalism is something I will always remember. With the caliber of this service, he is truly an ambassador for the people of West Virginia.”
~ Anne H.