What are you doing this summer? Get paid to make a difference while gaining skills, and experience in the outdoors! Conserving Carolina’s Summer of Service program is seeking motivated, self-aware, and open-minded participants aged 17-21 who are interested in completing hands-on projects in environmental stewardship.

Participants will serve an average of 18 hours per week over 6 weeks from June 17-July 26. Conserving Carolina staff will provide 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 seven participants. The selection process is designed to work for those who would most benefit from the program.

View the 2024 Position Description


Participants must commit to the completion of at least 100 hours of service during the period of June 17-July 26 and will receive a total of a $1,500 stipend paid in 3 installments. In addition, each participant who successfully completes their service term will receive a $388.03 education award that can be used to pursue higher education.


All positions have been 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 [email protected] OR mail/drop off to Conserving Carolina’s main office, located at 847 Case Street in Hendersonville, NC 28792, Tuesday – Friday, 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

Download the Recommendation Forms



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