Interested in conservation, wildland fire, and disaster relief?

Join AmeriCorps St. Louis as a full-time National Service Volunteer! As part of our 42-Member Emergency Response Team (ERT), you’ll gain experience and training in the fields of environmental stewardship, wildland fire, and emergency management over the course of an 11 month term. The ERT is a multi-functional rapid deployment group based out of St. Louis, Missouri, that has been called throughout the country to respond to floods, tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, ice storms, and the COVID-19 pandemic. When not responding to disasters, the ERT functions as a conservation corps that assists partner organizations with vital natural resource management and restoration projects, including trail building and maintenance, habitat restoration, invasive species removal, and prescribed burning.

No prior experience is necessary, and all experience is welcome. Through the program, Members receive training and certifications in a variety of skill sets including chainsawing, wildland firefighting, and emergency incident management. ACSTL heavily emphasizes Member development and accommodates Members’ preferences for specific experience, e.g. more weeks spent attached to U.S. Forest Service fire crews. Additional opportunities to develop leadership experience through the Assistant Team Lead program are available later in the service term. These experiences and certifications leave Members well qualified in related career fields after their service.

ACSTL provides a challenging and fun opportunity to explore the conservation, fire, and disaster fields; serve the environment and local/state/national community; meet people from different backgrounds; enjoy an outdoor office; earn money for education; and be a part of a supportive, welcoming community.

Quote from a current Member: “The service teaches you a lot and shows you how many opportunities there are in the three different focus areas. The community here is very strong and supportive and encourages everyone to learn and grow both individually and as a team member.”

Tagged as: Conservation


Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident.
At least 18 years old by the program start date.
Possess a high school diploma or GED.
Must pass National Service criminal history checks, at no cost to the applicant.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively serve on diverse teams or with a variety of populations.
Exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to serve in a fluid, changing service environment.
Able to communicate effectively with teammates, partners, and staff.

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AmeriCorps St. Louis focuses on the training and development of the next generation of public service leaders while building the capacity of partner agencies to achieve impactful community results. AmeriCorps Members serve within a 42-Member Corps for 11-month terms, earning a monthly living stipend and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of their term. Through training and partnerships with conservation and emergency management agencies, Members gain the personal and professional skills needed to carry out a variety of environmental stewardship and disaster relief projects. More importantly, Members gain skills needed to become economically and socially self-sufficient, benefit their communities, and recognize that they can make a positive difference.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their application on our website, or by going to my.americorps.gov, searching for our program, and completing an application through the AmeriCorps national job portal.Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about the program or the application process. Note: Two completed references must be submitted in order to have your application fully considered. Please be sure to provide the name a