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1700-Hour Environmental Stewards

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Openings

8 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 6, 2020 - November 6, 2020

Application Window

October 1, 2019 - October 21, 2019

Location

  • Augusta, ME

Contact Information

Dena Doyon
(207) 624-6085
corps.conservation@maine.gov

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Description

The Maine Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is accepting applications for 1700-hour AmeriCorps Environmental Steward positions located throughout Maine for January 2020. MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, strengthening the future employability of members, while raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.
Environmental Stewards serve a 1700-hour term of service and undergo one week of training with MCC before being paired with a Host Site for the remainder of their term.

The Host Sites for 1700-hour positions in the 2020 season include State of Maine, federal, municipal and non-profit organizations. Examples from past years include the Department of Environmental Protection, Midcoast Conservancy, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Downeast Institute and Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District. Once Host Sites are selected for the 2020 season more information will be posted on the MCC website by early October and with a complete application we will request your choices for what sites you want to be considered for.

MCC’s Environmental Stewards assist agencies with a wide variety of projects including water quality testing, wildlife protection, interpretive programming, trail improvements, volunteer recruitment, outreach, land stewardship and much more.

The Maine Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is accepting applications for 1700-hour AmeriCorps Environmental Steward positions located throughout Maine for January 2020. MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, strengthening the future employability of members, while raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.
Environmental Stewards serve a 1700-hour term of service and undergo one week of training with MCC before being paired with a Host Site for the remainder of their term.

The Host Sites for 1700-hour positions in the 2020 season include State of Maine, federal, municipal and non-profit organizations. Examples from past years include the Department of Environmental Protection, Midcoast Conservancy, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Downeast Institute and Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District. Once Host Sites are selected for the 2020 season more information will be posted on the MCC website by early October and with a complete application we will request your choices for what sites you want to be considered for.

MCC’s Environmental Stewards assist agencies with a wide variety of projects including water quality testing, wildlife protection, interpretive programming, trail improvements, volunteer recruitment, outreach, land stewardship and much more.
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Living Allowance

$1400 - $1400 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Environmental Stewards will receive a weekly living allowance of $342.05 for 44 weeks. Other benefits include health insurance, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, a Maine State Park Pass and an education award of $6,095.00 Some Stewards may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement. A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position.

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Must be a US Citizen
Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks
All positions at State sites require a valid driver’s license with a good 5 year driving record
Passion for community service and the environment
Commitment to complete the full term of service

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Federal Government Agency, Local Government Agency, Museum or Nature Center, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Park, State Agency other than State Service Commission

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Dena Doyon
(207) 624-6085
corps.conservation@maine.gov

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