AmeriCorps Project Conserve

Become a Project Conserve Member

Project Conserve individually places members in service with one of our host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. Full-time (1700-hour) and half-time (900-hour) positions will serve 11-months from September 1st through July 31st. During their terms of service, members will promote conservation through education, volunteerism and direct environmental service. Members participate in 1 to 3 required trainings and service days per month with the full Project Conserve team. Trainings may cover a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, forest management, trail construction, invasive plant identification, environmental education, volunteer management, and disaster preparedness.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Be available and commit to the full service term, as outlined in the individual service description
  • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
  • Meet minimum education requirements (see individual service descriptions for specific requirements)
  • Meet additional qualifications for each position as listed in the individual service descriptions.
  • Meet essential functions for each position as listed in the individual service descriptions.

Compensation

For full-time, 11-month positions in the 2018-2019 program year, members will earn a living stipend of $13,732 over the 11-month term of service.  (Please be aware that the living stipend is taxed when you are budgeting living expenses.) Upon successful completion of the program, each member will also receive an education award of $5,920. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or apply for future education. Other benefits include health insurance and childcare assistance.

For half-time, 11-month positions, members will receive a living stipend of $7,270 over the 11-month term of service. (Please be aware that the living stipend is taxed when you are budgeting living expenses.) Upon successful completion of the program, each member will also receive an education award of $2,960. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or apply for future education. Half-time positions do not receive health insurance or childcare assistance.

The policy and intent of Conserving Carolina is to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age, or other status protected by law. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AmeriCorps Project Conserve will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with known mental / physical disabilities. Application materials are available in large-print format upon request.

** PLEASE NOTE: Service Positions are always contingent on AmeriCorps grant funding.

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