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SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps Trail Team

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

March 31, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Application Window

December 21, 2018 - February 28, 2019

Locations

  • Barnstable County, MA
  • Berkshire County, MA
  • Plainfield, MA
  • Sturbridge, MA

Contact Information

Tim Craig
(413) 339-6631
scamassachusetts@thesca.org

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Description

The SCA Massachusetts Corps is a partnership between SCA, AmeriCorps, The Massachusetts Service Alliance, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps members serve the lands and people of Massachusetts for five months through the completion of high priority conservation service projects on public lands. SCA Massachusetts Trail Team members will begin their service in March 2019, joining 18 other SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps members who will have been serving since November 2018.

The majority of the position is dedicated to hands-on, outdoor conservation projects ranging from trail construction and maintenance to habitat restoration and invasive plant species removal. Leadership development is an important component of the program. Each member will serve as a crew leader for at least one 10 day field project. A typical field project or "hitch" will consist of collaborating as part of a five or six-person crew for 10 days at a time, returning to Kenneth Dubuque State Forest for a three or four day break between hitches. A portion of the position is spent earning certifications and attending trainings such as Wilderness First Responder, leadership, chainsaw, rigging, carpentry, and general trail maintenance and construction. Members will also spend time developing teaching skills through presenting environmental education based lessons and engaging volunteers in service activities. Community based living is a large component of this program. The living conditions are simple, rustic, and community focused. The corps is made up of 18 – 25 year olds with diverse backgrounds from around the country.

The SCA Massachusetts Corps is a partnership between SCA, AmeriCorps, The Massachusetts Service Alliance, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps members serve the lands and people of Massachusetts for five months through the completion of high priority conservation service projects on public lands. SCA Massachusetts Trail Team members will begin their service in March 2019, joining 18 other SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps members who will have been serving since November 2018.

The majority of the position is dedicated to hands-on, outdoor conservation projects ranging from trail construction and maintenance to habitat restoration and invasive plant species removal. Leadership development is an important component of the program. Each member will serve as a crew leader for at least one 10 day field project. A typical field project or "hitch" will consist of collaborating as part of a five or six-person crew for 10 days at a time, returning to Kenneth Dubuque State Forest for a three or four day break between hitches. A portion of the position is spent earning certifications and attending trainings such as Wilderness First Responder, leadership, chainsaw, rigging, carpentry, and general trail maintenance and construction. Members will also spend time developing teaching skills through presenting environmental education based lessons and engaging volunteers in service activities. Community based living is a large component of this program. The living conditions are simple, rustic, and community focused. The corps is made up of 18 – 25 year olds with diverse backgrounds from around the country.
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Living Allowance

$360 - $360 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Training Provided: Wilderness Advanced First Aid Chainsaw certification Carpentry Rigging Trail crew leadership Risk management Trail maintenance and construction Professional Development Opportunities: Members will learn leadership and teamwork skills during conservation season. In addition, members will enhance their communication and conflict resolution skills while living and serving in a community environment

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 25

Service Details

Focus Areas

Environment, Public Safety

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Wilderness

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Park

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Tim Craig
(413) 339-6631
scamassachusetts@thesca.org

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