Are you interested in a Summer of Service? The Summer of Service program is a young adult development initiative designed to engage 17-21 year-olds interested in trying something new and learning more about oneself and the environmental fields of study and work. Participants will work as a team to develop leadership, life, and work skills through hands-on service projects throughout the summer. We seek motivated, self-aware, and open-minded participants.

The bulk of the program runs from June-August. Participants will serve 30-40-hour weeks, each incorporating training and skills development activities in addition to direct outdoor service. The program is designed to help build confidence, trust, teamwork, environmental and service-oriented ethics, and to introduce participants to educational and career paths they may not have otherwise considered.

We are recruiting six participants. The selection process is designed to work for those who would most benefit from the program.

Summer 2020 Position Description will be posted soon

View the 2019 Position Description

  • Building a nature playground
  • Ana Martinez crossing a stream
  • Summer of Service alumni
  • Conservation easement monitoring by kayak
  • SOS at river cleanup (2)
  • Summer of Service Herb Spiral


Participants must commit to the completion of at least 300 hours of service and will receive a total of a $3,000 stipend paid bi-weekly. In addition, each participant who successfully completes their service term will receive a $1,289.95 (Summer 2020) education award that can be used to pursue higher education.


Interviews begin Spring 2020

Positions open until filled

How to Apply

To be considered, please complete the application and two completed recommendation forms and return them to:

Email your complete and signed application to OR mail/drop off to Conserving Carolina’s main office, located at 847 Case Street in Hendersonville, NC 28792 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm

*If you do not have access to a printer or email, please come by the office or contact Tomai at 828-697-5777 to arrange for a paper application.*

Application Details

Download the Application (COMING SOON)

Download the Recommendation Forms (COMING SOON)