Environmental Stewards serve 1700 or 900 hour AmeriCorps terms, beginning in January and June. Their term of service begins with one to two weeks of training with the Maine Conservation Corps before being paired with a Host Site. Environmental Stewards are tasked with expanding the capacity of local organization by accomplishing conservation initiatives. The activities of stewards vary by the needs of host sites; past projects have included: water quality monitoring, volunteer management, habitat restoration, environmental education, small scale recreational trail projects, and much more.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Environmental Stewards will receive a weekly living allowance of $364 for 44 weeks (before taxes) and an education award of $6345. Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, and a Maine State Park Pass. A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position.
Credential or Certification
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Site Specific Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or related field strongly preferred
• Computer skills and ability to learn DEP computer applications (GIS skills a plus)
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
• Ability to focus and be detailed oriented
• Physically able to complete field work including carrying monitoring equipment over rough terrain
• Comfortable on the water, able to paddle and steer a canoe
Subject to criminal background check
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