AmeriCorps Project Conserve Seeking 2016-2017 Service Year Applications

AmeriCorps Project Conserve 2016-2017 position descriptions are up. This Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy program places members in service with one of 18 host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region.

Each member will serve 1,700 hours during an 11 month term, from September 1st through July 31st. During their terms of service, members will promote conservation through education, volunteerism and direct service.

In addition to serving on individual projects outlined by partnering sites, members participate in 1 to 3 required trainings and service days with the full Project Conserve team. Trainings may cover a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, forest management, trail construction, invasive plant identification, and disaster preparedness.

Members earn a living stipend of $12,530 over the 11-month term of service. Upon successful completion of the program, each member will also receive an education award of $5,775. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or apply for future education. Other benefits include health insurance and childcare assistance.

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