Summer of Service


A component of Conserving Carolina’s AmeriCorps Project Conserve, the Summer of Service program is gearing up for another cycle in 2018. The Summer of Service program is a young adult development initiative designed to engage 17-19 year olds interested in trying something new and learning more about one-self 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, ages 17 Р19 who are willing to work hard physically building and maintaining trails and restoring habitat on natural lands primarily in Henderson County.

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 5 participants. The selection process is designed to work for those who would most benefit from the program.

View the Position Description


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 $1,221.96 education award that can be used to pursue higher education.


Interviews begin March 2019

Positions open until filled

How to Apply

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

Tony Beurskens at Conserving Carolina’s main office, located at 847 Case Street in Hendersonville, NC 28792 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm OR email to Tony Beurskens at

*If you do not have access to a printer or email, please come by the office or contact Tony at 828-808-9708 to arrange for a paper application.*

Application Details

Download the 2018 Application

Download the 2018 Recommendation Forms