We are no longer recruiting.
Please note: The health and safety of our AmeriCorps members is a priority of Conserving Carolina. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will impact AmeriCorps positions in the 2020-2021 program year, though the full extent is not known at this time. We, together with our partner sites, will follow local and state guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. For example, members may be required to practice social distancing and wear personal protective equipment. Members may also be required or permitted to teleserve (serve from home). Meetings and traditionally in-person educational programming and events may become virtual. We recommend applicants ask about potential impacts to a specific position during the interview.



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 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.

Compensation & Benefits

For 1700-hour positions members will receive

  • $14,279 living stipend (paid twice per month, minus taxes.)
  • Health insurance reimbursement
  • Childcare assistance (if eligible).
  • Education award of $6,195 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. See the NationalService.gov website for more information about the education award.
  • Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities. Training may include Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Conflict Resolution, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and more.

Application Timeline

1700-hour positions (serving September 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021)
May 15: Application Deadline (Extended to June 15 for some positions)
May 18 – May 29: Interviews Scheduled
June 1 – June 12: Interviews Conducted
June 15 – June 19: 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.
Step 2: Complete the AmeriCorps Project Conserve Application
Step 3: Submit your Application
  • Send a copy of your application to each host site to which you are applying (Application Form, Resume, Transcript).
  • Send a copy of your application to Amy Stout, Program Director (Cover Sheet, Application Form, Resume, Transcript)
  • Electronic or hard copies are accepted

Thank you for your interest in AmeriCorps Project Conserve!


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