We’re seeking applicants for full-time, 11-month positions starting in September 2021

Apply now, individual positions are open until filled!



Applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Be available and commit to full-time service for the entire service term: members will serve a minimum of 1700 hours over the 11-month term, which is roughly full-time (40 hours per week).
  • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
  • Meet minimum education requirements (see individual service descriptions)
  • Meet additional qualifications as listed in the service descriptions
  • Meet essential functions for each position as listed in the individual service descriptions

The policy and intent of Conserving Carolina is to provide equal employment opportunities 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.

Compensation & Benefits

For 1700-hour positions members will receive

  • $16,350 living stipend (paid in equal installments via direct deposit, twice per month, minus taxes)
  • Health insurance reimbursement if eligible. Members are eligible for reimbursement for the full cost of a Health Insurance Marketplace bronze or catastrophic plan, OR up to $100 for a higher-level Marketplace plan. Members who maintain health insurance through a parent or spouse’s employer are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Childcare assistance if eligible. See eligibility requirements for full-time members enrolled in AmeriCorps State & National programs on the AmeriCorps Childcare Fact Sheet
  • Education award of $6,345 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award on AmeriCorps.gov
  • Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities. Training may include Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Conflict Resolution, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and more

Regular Application Timeline

1700-hour positions (serving September 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022)
May 31: Application Deadline (Extended for open positions until filled)
June 1 – June 11: Interviews Scheduled
June 14 – June 25: Interviews Conducted
June 28 – July 2: Offers Made
September 1: First Day of Service

Application Instructions

Step 1: Learn about AmeriCorps Project Conserve
  • Review the program overview, eligibility, and compensation information to determine if Project Conserve is right for you.
  • Review Service Descriptions and identify positions you are interested in applying for, and which positions are still open for applications (during the extended deadline period, June 1-30).
Step 2: Complete the AmeriCorps Project Conserve Application
Step 3: Submit your Application
  • Upload the following documents to Amy Stout, Program Director with EGNYTE
    • Cover Sheet
    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Transcript (Unofficial is accepted)
  • Email the following documents to each host site to which you are applying:
    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Transcript (Unofficial is accepted)
  • We prefer electronic applications, but we will also accept mailed applications. If you choose to mail your application, please mail 1 copy to Conserving Carolina and then 1 copy to each host site to which you are applying. Mailing addresses are listed in the instructions (linked above).

Thank you for your interest in AmeriCorps Project Conserve!

AmeriCorps Project Conserve is administered by Conserving Carolina and funded by an AmeriCorps grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the office of Governor Roy Cooper, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners.
AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.

Service hours provided to our communities in the last AmeriCorps term

  • AmeriCorps 2
  • Chainsaw training
  • AmeriCorps at the Nantahala Outdoor School
  • AmeriCorps Event
  • Big Sweep River Cleanup