AmeriCorps Project Conserve helps members grow their careers and empowers them to make a meaningful difference throughout their lives. A wide range of Project Conserve positions are available at 10 different conservation organizations in Western North Carolina. Project Conserve members strengthen conservation efforts through important roles that include:
• Promoting healthy waterways
• Restoring natural habitat
• Building and maintaining trails
• Monitoring conserved lands
• Reforesting urban communities
• Leading outings and events
• Educating children and adults
• Supporting citizen science
• Coordinating volunteers
• And more!
Compensation & Benefits
For 1700-hour positions members will receive
• $27,000-30,000 living stipend (paid in equal installments via direct deposit, twice per month, minus taxes; exact amount TBD on grant funding)
• Health insurance reimbursement if eligible. Members are eligible for reimbursement for the full cost of a Health Insurance Marketplace bronze or catastrophic plan, OR up to $100 for a higher-level Marketplace plan. Members who maintain health insurance through a parent or spouse’s employer are not eligible for reimbursement.
• Childcare assistance if eligible. See eligibility requirements for full-time members enrolled in AmeriCorps State & National programs on the AmeriCorps Childcare Fact Sheet
• Education award of $6,895.00 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award on AmeriCorps.gov/americorps-education-award
• Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities. Training may include Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Conflict Resolution, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and more
• Food Stamp eligibility
1700-hour positions (serving September 5th, 2023 – July 31, 2024)
People of all ages (over 18) are invited to apply. AmeriCorps Project Conserve members are often starting careers in conservation, exploring new career directions, or seeking to expand their skills as community leaders, change-makers, and professionals.
About Conserving Carolina
Our mission is to protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of the natural world. We serve part of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.